Norton Ghost 15 is a robust and professional-grade backup solution for both home users and small businesses. With Norton Ghost, lost or damaged files can be recovered and restored in the event of a system failure, even if the computers operating system does not start. It also allows backup of an entire system or specific files and folders while saving recovery points to offsite locations using FTP. Norton Ghost is also flexible, allowing users to decide when to back up their system, either on a schedule or based on an event.
In addition, Norton Ghost works with both 25G and 50G Blu-ray Discs and most storage drives, including external hard drives, networked drives, and recordable and rewritable CDs and DVDs. It also includes a hot backups feature, which lets users back up their computers without having to shut it down first. Norton Ghost is also supported by Windows 7 Bitlocker, providing enhanced data protection through drive encryption and integrity checking, keeping stored data safe and protected.
Norton Ghost 15 now also includes cold imaging technology, which backs up files without installing the product, saving users time and money. After purchasing a new computer, users can image the PC immediately before any software is loaded so that factory settings remain intact. Also, cold imaging allows easy back up of a system by simply booting to the recovery environment (a light version of the Windows operating system) from the Norton Ghost CD, and then initiating a backup.
Backing up isnt just about saving files from accidental data loss; these days computers can fall prey to damage from cybercriminals. Thats why Norton Ghost 15 leverages Symantecs ThreatCon, which uses intelligence from Symantec Security Response to automatically backup files whenever the landscape reaches a specific threat level.
Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7. Most importantly, the product is supported by Windows 7 BitLocker, which means better data protection thanks to drive encryption and integrity checking.
Supports both 25GB and 50 GB (dual-layer) Blu-ray discs, allowing users to back up more of their data onto just one disc.
Cold imaging technology, which lets you back up files without installing the product itself. For instance, after buying a new PC you can easily back up its contents in order to restore the factory settings after months of usage. This is done by booting to the recovery environment from the Norton Ghost 15.0 CD and then initiate a backup.
Symantec ThreatCon integration
Creates full system and file backups
Safeguards your system, settings, applications, and files with flexible, comprehensive backup protection.
Restores from system failures Recovers your system and data even when you cant restart your computer.
Enables convenient, secure offsite backups Saves recovery points to an FTP site for easier offsite management and even backs up your data to network-attached storage devices.
Full system backups (disk images): you can work with specific partitions or entire hard drives.
Incremental backups: detects and backs up files that have changed since the last backup operation.
Differential backups: automatically detects and backs up new files.
Ability to do granular backups for the files, file types or folders you specify.
Handles event-based backups: specific events will trigger a backup, such as the installation of a new program or sudden increases in data storage.
Backups are encrypted to keep your data secure in case it falls into the wrong hands, and compressed to save disk space.
Backups can be made to almost any media, including CDR/RW and DVD+-R/RW drives, USB, FireWire (IEEE 1394) devices, Iomega Zip and Jaz drives. Blu-ray discs are now supported.
Recovers your system even when you cannot restart the operating system.
Copy recovery points to an FTP location in case you need to restore your data while being offsite.
Back up your data to your network-attached storage devices (NAS), for instance a shared drive on your home network.
Remote management is supported: you can control other Norton Ghost installations (12.0 or higher) on your local area network.
Backups can now be triggered when Symantecs ThreatCon reaches a particular level. ThreatCon is Symantecs global Internet security alerting system, so now your data can be backed automatically when the potential for your computer to be damaged by malware is high, for instance.
Restore your system with an on-disk software recovery environment thanks to LightsOut Restore - no bootable CD required!
Integration with Google Desktop: you can now use this free, highly-efficient indexing tool to quickly search the data you have already backed up.
This product is retail box. Retail box software is sold at retail stores. It comes in a factory sealed retail box with the CD or DVD, plus the software license key and manuals where provided by the software manufacturer. Retail box software comes with full installation support from the manufacturer.
System: Windows 8, Windows
7 Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate, Windows
Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate, Windows XP Home/Professional
Processor: 300 MHz or faster
RAM: 512 MB (1GB recommended)
Drive Space: 430
or DVD-ROM drive for software distribution on media
VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor
File Systems and Devices: FAT16,
FAT16X, FAT32, FAT32X, NTFS,
GUID Partition Table (GPT), Dynamic Disks
Hard Drives and Removable Media:CDR/RW,
DVD+-R/RW, Blu-Ray devices, USB and FireWire (IEEE 1394) devices,Iomega Zip and Jaz drives
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Pros: Tons of features, Now makes images from boot disc. ...Cons: Slow boot disc requires 1GB of memory, Must enter serial number to image from boot disc. ...Symantec's Norton Ghost 15 substantially improves one of the most capable disk-imaging programs on the market. Some of the new features are of interest only to business IT managers, while others will appeal to consumers. And all of the enhancements make this a powerful tool for anyone serious about backup and recovery. PC World: http://www.pcworld.com