Phoenix Ships Recover Pro 2004 in Eight Local Language Versions

12/2/2004 - Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:PTEC) announced it has begun shipping its innovative Recover ProTM 2004 recovery software application in eight local language versions: Simplified and Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

Recover Pro 2004, which was announced in September 2004, gives mobile workers and small and medium businesses built-in capabilities to recover and protect critical data and applications housed in PCs.

Viruses, worms and other infections continue to barrage PCs, yet 60 percent of all data still resides on the individual PC as opposed to the network. Additionally, mobile users and small and medium businesses typically don't have access to a dedicated IT staff, and are most susceptible to security breaches and infection.

With Recover Pro 2004, users can automatically back up their PC operating system, applications, user settings and data files and easily recover them in the event of an attack. There is no need for IT support or training or to connect to the Internet for recovery assistance. Because the backup and restore functions are built into the PC's hard drive as a "pre-boot" application, additional CDs, DVDs or a separate USB device aren't necessary to get back to business. After an attack, users will be guided by an easy graphical user interface that requires just a few keystrokes to restore the PC to its pre-attack condition. Additionally, it offers the flexibility for users to choose how they would like to set up the incremental and automatic backups. Restore points can be set monthly, weekly, daily or hourly.

"According to our recent research, 82 percent of businesses just want to avoid and prevent Internet-based security events, including viruses, worms, and spyware, from disrupting business operations," said Jim Hurley, Vice President, Research, Aberdeen Group. "Turning back the clock, to just before the Internet security event hit could be a very attractive method of achieving this objective."

Recover Pro 2004 stores the backup of the PC system image on an area of the hard drive that is safe from the threat of viruses, worms and other forms of contamination. It allows the recovered system image to be isolated and protected from all threats, including from the operating system, where vulnerabilities are common. In the event users contract a virus, with Recover Pro 2004, they will be able to restore their systems to a point prior to infection, and their recovered data would be free from infection or contamination and they could safely return to work.

"IT security threats are rampant, and we are pleased to be able to quickly bring the capabilities of Recover Pro 2004 to market around the world," said Michael D. Goldgof, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Corporate Marketing and Products Division for Phoenix Technologies. "By allowing easy and frequent system image backups, and automating the recovery process for the untrained user, our software fits the fast pace of business today."

Recover Pro 2004 is a vital addition to any company's IT security protection regimen, complementing network protection and virus scanning with the industry's most convenient and powerful PC backup, recovery and protection software. Information on Phoenix distribution partners who can provide Recover Pro 2004 is available at

About Phoenix Technologies
Phoenix Technologies develops a complete product suite of Core System Software, tools and applications to deliver trusted, seamless computing to digital devices for an Internet-connected world. Phoenix Technologies helped launch the PC industry nearly 25 years ago. Today we are extending our leadership and knowledge at the core of machines, beyond the PC to a wide range of platforms and devices.

Phoenix Core System Software has set the standard for the world's leading branded PC OEMs and their global network of supply chain and software partners. Today, Phoenix solutions enable, secure, connect, and recover the world's best-known systems. These solutions are built into the device core, where they are protected from viruses, user errors, hackers, and corruption. Phoenix is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. (Silicon Valley), with offices in global business and technology centers. For more information, visit

Phoenix, Phoenix Technologies, and the Phoenix Technologies logo, Recover, Recover Pro, cME, TrustedCore, TrustConnector and Console Platform are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

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