FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a market leader in disk-based data protection, today announced that its RecoverTrac™ technology was selected as a “Best of VMworld 2012” award gold winner in the Business Continuity and Data Protection category over the other finalists, EMC’s Avamar 6.1 and Symantec’s NetBackup 5220. With FalconStor’s RecoverTrac disaster recovery automation tool, customers get a complete business continuity solution that lets them fully protect and recover IT services in a matter of minutes within mixed physical and virtual environments.

An independent team of judges, consisting of experts and editors from SearchServerVirtualization.com, reviewed and evaluated the products according to innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use related to data backup, restoration and replication. According to SearchServerVirtualization.com, the judges selected FalconStor’s RecoverTrac 2.5 solution for its ability to perform recovery in mixed physical/virtual environments and for enabling continuous data protection. As a standard feature of FalconStor® Continuous Data Protector (CDP) and FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) solutions, recent enhancements to RecoverTrac technology allow customers to manage and protect heterogeneous environments. It provides features such as lightning-fast recovery of multiple machines, failover and failback between dissimilar hardware and non-disruptive disaster recovery testing.

“Recovery of data and services is an economic problem, and companies need to build resilient data centers to stay in business. However, a resilient infrastructure doesn’t mean a thing if it won’t allow IT managers to recover critical services across multiple systems and applications in minutes,” said Darrell Riddle, senior director of product marketing for FalconStor Software. “The RecoverTrac tool’s selection for one of the “Best of VMworld 2012” awards underscores the importance of automated disaster recovery for mixed physical and virtual environments and the need for continuous data protection. This award illustrates how FalconStor provides businesses with fast, highly available solutions designed to meet their current and future data protection needs.”

FalconStor’s RecoverTrac 2.5 DR automation solution offers customers service-oriented recovery with the ability to protect and restore data at any time to any location or environment, even with dissimilar hardware. By automating the complex recovery process, RecoverTrac technology eliminates the costly, time-consuming task of manually bringing IT services back online and provides IT managers with the ability to resume services quickly.

About FalconStor Software

FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is a market leader in disk-based data protection. The company’s mission is to transform traditional backup and disaster recovery into next-generation service-oriented data protection. Built upon an award-winning platform, FalconStor solutions deliver disk-based backup, continuous data protection, WAN-optimized replication and disaster recovery automation. FalconStor solutions are available through a worldwide network of partners, including solution providers, top-tier strategic partners and major OEMs. Thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 100 enterprises, entrust their data to FalconStor solutions. FalconStor maintains headquarters in Melville, N.Y., and offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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