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Linksys Incorporates Tivoli

IRVINE, Calif. -- Linksys, a Division of Cisco, the leading provider of VoIP, wireless and networking hardware for the consumer and small business environments, today entered into an agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) under which Linksys will incorporate IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for Files software into the Linksys by Cisco growing small business solutions product and services portfolio. The Linksys by Cisco Continuous Data Protection for Files (LBACDP) solution is designed to deliver automatic data back-up and restore functionality to small business organizations, letting them focus on their businesses rather than IT-related administrative tasks.

IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files software is an integrated recovery solution that is designed to provide data protection in case of a corruption, user error, virus, or system failure. The IBM Tivoli software installs and configures in minutes, and runs invisibly in the background. It is part of a suite of products from IBM designed to protect data and help maintain the integrity of IT environments.

Mind Your Data, Protect Your Business
An industry study(1) by the analyst firm The Diffusion Group surveyed more than 1,000 small business organizations about their data storage habits and revealed that nearly half of them conducted manual back-ups based solely on habit, while only 4 to 5 percent relied on a continuous data software application. This figure is surprising considering the growing number of small businesses serving corporate or healthcare entities that are required to follow strict Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliances.

The Linksys by Cisco solution is designed to automatically save files either instantaneously or at scheduled intervals set by the user, which relieves the burden of performing manual data back-ups and results in saved time, increased productivity and fewer storage challenges.

“Regardless of the size of the business, data storage, protection and security is incredibly important and should not be overlooked,” said David Tucker, vice president, Linksys Connected Office Business Organization. “Identifying the ideal data storage plan for any organization is an arduous task. The Linksys solution helps to remove that guesswork with a tested and proven solution, backed by a leading innovation from IBM, taking storage requirements off their plates so they can focus on their business.”

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