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Windows Server Backup & Recovery Software:

BackupAssist Saves Businesses From Ruin

Never suffer from data loss ever again. Our automated backup software truly gives you piece of mind.
Store backups in the cloud, external or onsite. Supports both Hyper-V and physical servers.

What Can BackupAssist Do For You?

Backup Anything

If you can name it, you can back it up with BackupAssist. Preserve your files, folders, apps, drives, physical servers, Hyper-V hosts and guests, and more.

Our software supports all modern backup destinations. Backup directly to local drives, network locations (NAS), HDD, RDX, USB Drives, iSCSI, tape, public cloud (Microsoft Azure, AWS, WebDAV) or private cloud (WebDAV or rSync).

Data Restoration

When you need just a few files, fast, BackupAssist lets you recover them with absolute accuracy. Our easy-to-use UI makes the process as simple as just a few clicks.

Bring back selected files, folders, apps, drives, and Hyper-V guests from a backup, without needing to restore it all.

Disaster Recovery

Servers crash. It's a fact of life. Bring them back online swiftly and easily with our advanced recovery tools.

With BackupAssist, recovering an entire system to bare metal only takes a few clicks. Full recovery is easy, even if your whole system is destroyed.

Get your Hyper-V guests back online in seconds, eliminating downtime. While running guests off your backup media, perform a relaxed full recovery in the background.

Manage Your Sites

Remotely manage your BackupAssist installations from a single screen.
Perform backup and restore jobs from afar for physical and virtual machines.

Keep in the loop with instant success, failure, and warning alerts. Set up custom times and dates to recieve current status reports on your machines.

Ransomware Defense

Ransomware is a serious threat to all modern businesses. It is a malicious type of malware which infects your system and locks access to your data until you pay a ransom.

BackupAssist's CryptoSafeGuard feature actively protects your backups from ransomware encryption.

Systems Supported

System Specifications
Microsoft Server Operating Systems

Microsoft Client Operating Systems

Microsoft VSS Applications*

Microsoft Virtual Environments

What's New In BackupAssist 10?

Version 10.4 (Latest Version)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance:

- Cortex IT has updated our company processes to align with GDPR and updated BackupAssist 10.4 to comply with GDPR.
The BackupAssist updates include an explicit opt-in for diagnostic submissions to support, a password prompt before showing the content of password protected backups, improved security around password storage and changes to data collection to ensure anonymity.
Version 10.3

Advanced Private Cloud Backup (WebDAV):

- You can now back up to a WebDAV-supported location with BackupAssist. This allows you to run and manage your own cloud storage, rather than having to purchase online storage space.

Greater Cloud Backup Efficiency:

- Your backups now take up even less physical space in your cloud destination. If you’re using online storage such as Amazon or Azure, this is great for reducing storage costs.

Improved CryptoSafeGuardTM:

- Enjoy even more peace of mind with our improved version of CryptoSafeGuard. Alerts are now more intuitive and contain improved reporting information about why they were issued.
Version 10.2

Manual Scanning:

- Manually fully scan your system for ransomware before you even run a backup job, flagging any suspicious files and whitelisting them as needed.

Cloud Backup Throttling:

- You can now preserve your business's bandwidth by throttling the upload and download speed for all your cloud backup jobs. You can set this up under the new Cloud Backup section in the settings tab.

Faster CryptoSafeGuardTM Scans:

- Your first CryptoSafeGuard scan is now faster than ever, allowing you to quickly scan the files you are backing up for signs of ransomware.

CryptoSafeGuardTM Grace Period:

- A new Enterprise-friendly 'Grace Period' has been added to CryptoSafeGuard. This feature makes sure when you roll out CryptoSafeGuard for the first time, any false-positives on your first few backup jobs will receive a measured response. (Read More)
Version 10.1

CryptoSafeGuardTM - Ransomware protection:

- CryptoSafeGuard protects your backups from ransomware by stopping infected files from being backed up and prevents your backups from being encrypted.
Version 10.0

CryptoSafeGuardTM - Ransomware protection:

- CryptoSafeGuard protects your backups from ransomware by stopping infected files from being backed up and prevents your backups from being encrypted.

Public Cloud Backup:

- BackupAssist 10 now offers public cloud backup, letting you backup files, folders and apps to the cloud. We currently support Amazon and Azure as storage options, with more storage providers to be added in the future.

Cloud Independence:

- BackupAssist 10 offers Cloud Independence, which frees you up to choose your own cloud provider and data center, so you can pick the best deal and have peace of mind on where your data is physically stored.

Data Deduplication:

- To keep your bandwidth and cloud hosting costs down, BackupAssist offers advanced data deduplication and compression. Your data is broken down into chunks, deduplicated, and then compressed. This saves time and hosting costs in the cloud, reduces upload/download times, and improves recovery time.

Non-Convergent Encryption:

– When you send your data to a cloud provider, BackupAssist keeps your data encrypted and siloed with its own data container. This provides an extra level of protection as your data can not be deduplicated further with other customers backups already in the cloud.

Insulated Backup Containers:

– BackupAssist 10 allows you to create insulated backup containers with AES-256 Military-grade encryption. Encrypted keys, password protection and secure https transfer ensures your cloud provider has zero-knowledge of the content of your data, both at rest (server side) and in transit.

Resilient Transfers:

– Never send the same data twice! If your backup job is interrupted during the transfer of a large file, your backup job continues exactly where you left off; halfway through that file transfer, without starting from scratch.

Advanced Dynamic Help:

– Our easy-to-use software has just gotten even easier. In our UI, context-sensitive help is now only ever just one click away, directly connecting you to our online help depository.

Advanced Windows Server 2016 Support:

– BackupAssist 10 now supports Nested VM Backups and Shielded VM Backups. Create, backup, and restore Nested VMs (guests that host and run within other guests) or Shielded VMs (A VM that can’t be booted up on a non-certified host).