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CRU-DataPort's DataHarbor™ Backup Appliance Sets Standard for Data Protection

DataHarbor appliance makes it easy for small businesses and work groups to securely back up and recover important information

Vancouver, WA — October 11, 2012 — CRU-DataPort, a leading provider of data security and storage devices, announces the new CRU DataHarbor network backup appliance with the most advanced encryption in the market. The CRU DataHarbor solution is the only backup appliance for small businesses and work groups to provide encrypted backup copies of up to 25 PCs, as well as other shared files, making data security easier, and in the event of disaster, restoring data faster than ever before.

With breaches in the cloud becoming everyday occurrences, organizations with sensitive data understand that the cloud isn't secure enough to be the sole location to back up their data, let alone fast enough for disaster recovery. Industries such as healthcare, legal, financial and government agency suppliers among others rightfully demand rigorous security around data privacy. In response to these demands, the CRU DataHarbor network backup appliance provides the most advanced encryption on the market.

A copy of an organization's encrypted backup is always available for secure off-site storage, due to the CRU DataHarbor appliance's use of CRU DataPort secure removable drives and RAID technology. Unlike software encryption solutions, CRU's proven whole-disk hardware encryption prevents hackers from even finding the file allocation table, keeping systems safe from attack and data locked down. In addition, the CRU DataHarbor runs continuously-even if drives are being swapped-without downtime while maintaining encrypted data redundancy for high security and easy recovery.

"The CRU DataHarbor solution, with its built-in encryption, allows us to provide a secure and high-quality backup offering as part of our general IT services, particularly for small organizations who care about data security," said Kevin Royalty, Managing Partner, MCSE & SBS MVP, Total Care Computer Consulting. "The CRU DataHarbor appliance is ideal for my clients in health care, finance, and government since they need to meet HIPAA or Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements."

For small and medium businesses and workgroups, CRU DataHarbor is a perfect fit to securely back up important information without requiring additional IT support personnel and costs. With the built-in Microsoft Windows Server Storage Essentials software, CRU DataHarbor makes restoration and management so easy it can be managed by a non-technical person. Secure remote administration allows administrators to make changes and updates to CRU DataHarbor configuration and backup schedules without having to physically go to different office locations.

"The CRU DataHarbor network backup appliance is unique with its rugged, encrypted removable drive," said Joe Engle, owner of JRE Consulting. "Drives in other backup systems are not designed to be removed and carried on a regular basis; for the overall market, especially for small businesses and workgroups, CRU has a superior backup product."

"For more than 20 years, CRU has been delivering reliable backup and data security with our CRU DataPort removable drives and other products," says Randal Barber, president and CEO, CRU-DataPort. "CRU DataHarbor builds on our long legacy, providing the safest place for your data."

The CRU DataHarbor network backup appliance can be installed flat (on a desk or table), vertically (standing on the floor, for example), or in a rack. It also comes with all of the drives necessary to establish a two-drive rotation, which allows for one drive to be kept securely off-site. Organizations can choose to purchase additional drives in either 1TB or 2TB of storage capacity to expand the number of drives in an off-site rotation. The complete CRU DataHarbor appliance begins at $1,599 (SRP) and is available for immediate delivery.

For more details and full specifications for the CRU DataHarbor appliance, see

About CRU-DataPort
Founded in 1986, CRU-DataPort is a pioneer in data security, encryption and data mobility devices. The company's flagship DataPort®, along with Data Express®, DataHarbor™, RTX™ RAX®, ToughTech® and WiebeTechTM product lines of removable and external hard drive enclosures are the de facto standard for physical data security and safe data transporting in government, education, audio/video production, digital cinema and business markets. CRU-DataPort products are available through major distributors, PC manufacturers, specialty system builders and resellers globally.