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What Is Storage Guardian?


Storage Guardian is the SOS business-class online data backup and recovery service that safeguards critical business data at a secure offsite location. Using the highest levels of compression and encryption available, Storage Guardian enables businesses to automatically protect digital information and restore it at anytime from any location. By choosing SOS for your online back up, you will benefit from the best automated backup technology available, military-grade security, 24/7 access to your data and world-class customer support. Whether you are a home-based business or an enterprise corporation, Storage Guardian provides the same ease-of-use and efficiency at an affordable cost.

Off SIte Back Up


How Does It Work?


• Our agentless software is installed onto one computer or server.

• You establish the automated backup schedule.

• The data is compressed and encrypted.

• The data is transferred offsite to a secure data center. A report is generated.

• The data is backed up again, providing a second offsite copy.

• The data is stored on hard drive disk arrays for rapid online recovery.

• The data can be restored at any time from any computer.

Storage Guardian's DS-Client application software has been tested and is compatible with:

  • All major Microsoft operating systems, including Windows 2000, Small Business Server 2003, Server 2008, 2010, 2012 Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, XP and Vista
  • Major versions of Linux, including Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu
  • IBM AIX, IBM iSeries OS-400, SUN Solaris, HP-UX, HP-Tru64 UNIX, and other Unix operating systems
  • VMware
  • Mac OS X
  • Novell NetWare and Novell NDS Network Directory Services under the Novell "Yes, Tested & Approved" and the "Directory Enabled" marks, respectively
  • Hummingbird Communications NFS Maestro Gateway for UNIX under the "Flying with Hummingbird" mark
  • Nortel Networks Contivity VPN
  • Cisco Access VPN and Cisco Secure VPN Client
  • Lucent Netcare VPN
  • St. Bernard Software, Open File Manager

In addition, the DS-Client has been tested backing up data from the following platforms and systems over a network:

  • Microsoft, Novell, UNIX and Linux based file systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008
  • Oracle 8 and above
  • IBM DB2
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003 (clustered or non-clustered)
  • AS/400 / OS/400
  • Lotus Notes 6.5, Lotus Domino 6.5

Unlike other client-server-based products, Storage Guardian uses a Platform-Transparent Client. This means the software can back up any number of platforms, including Windows, Novell NetWare, all common UNIX environments, and VMS with just one client software installation. This is a significant administrative advantage.

In addition, Storage Guardian is "agentless." This unique feature means the software needs to be installed only on one node. This simplifies installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and upgrades, providing a simple yet feature-rich solution for backing up and recovering very complex heterogeneous LAN environments to an off-site on-line secure data center.

With product compatibility certification by Microsoft, Novell, Hummingbird Communications, IBM and other vendors, you can rest assured that Storage Guardian can back up and restore distributed databases, directories, files, configuration, security, and applications across multiple networks, platforms, and protocols in your LAN environment.



Technology Overview

Agentless Client

Fully Automated

• Data Compression

• 256 AES Encryption

• Tier 4 Data Centers

• Delta Blocking

• In-file Deduplication

• Open File Backup

• Simple User Interface

• 24/7 File Restoration

Pricing Information