Symantec Corp has reworked and re-named its former LiveState Recovery system recovery software, and has lopped around 30% from its price in an effort to pick up more SMB sales.
Now called Backup Exec System Recovery, the software is a tool for automating the recovery of Windows boxes after a crash, remotely as well as locally.
The re-naming is an attempt to cash in on the brand value of Backup Exec 10d, which is the name of the Symantec software that dominates the low-end and mid-range backup market. As yet there is no integration or connection between the backup and system recovery products, but Symantec says this will happen some time in the first half of 2007.
Symantec is pitching three versions of Backup Exec System Recovery – a server edition, a small business server that supports fewer servers, and a desktop edition. Prices range from $1095 to $69.
Alongside a rework that simplifies deployment, Symantec said it has also introduced a one-to-one push facility for the software.