Argentum (tm) Backup - Strong 256-bit AES Encryption!

Argentum Backup 2.5 for Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003. Strong 256-bit AES Symmetric Encryption! A New Kind of Secure... February, 2005

February 25, 2005 -- Argentum announced version 2.5 of Argentum Backup, the fastest, smallest and easiest backup software product available for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and 2003. Argentum announces an important, principal innovation: full and native support for strong AES 128-bit and 256-bit symmetric encryption technology, which is fully compatible with the latest WinZip 9 AES extensions to the Zip file format.

WinZip 9, a world-famous Zip utility, has recently raised the security and privacy of Zip files to a new level. New AES 128-bit and 256-bit strong encryption methods provide significantly greater cryptographic security than the traditional Zip encryption methods used in earlier versions of Argentum Backup and WinZip. The highest possible protection is now available for everyone. Individuals and companies can now back up their valuable data either at home or in the office, on any Windows desktop or laptop, with much greater confidence and security.

AES is the Advanced Encryption Standard, which is the result of a three-year competition sponsored by the U.S. Government's National Institute of Standards. AES has been approved and certified by NIST as a Federal Information Processing Standard #197 for use by the U.S. government, businesses, and individuals. When properly implemented, AES permits a very high degree of cryptographic security, yet is fast and efficient in operation.

In addition to the new AES encryption technology, Argentum Backup 2.5 provides a number of usability enhancements. Mozilla, Thunderbird (Firefox), Netscape Communicator, and IncrediMail e-mail clients are now integrally supported in the built-in e-mail backup template. For a complete list of what's new in the latest release, have a look at:

Finally, Argentum Backup remains what it has always been, a quick and reliable backup solution for everyone. It was designed around and built for end users. A key design goal for the product was to ensure that users spend their time accomplishing their objectives, rather than worrying about or having to manage their software. Whether you are a small business user, a user in a larger organization, an administrator, or a user working from home, Argentum Backup is the essential tool to protect your productivity:

"Argentum Backup was one of about six or seven products that I tried. I was looking for a backup product that would, ideally, work across Windows platforms: 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP. There were only two that I tried that backed up to a standard Zip file and the other one just wasn't really as user-friendly as Argentum." - said Brian Probyn, a user of Argentum Backup from Birmingham, UK. "The other product just wasn't so cute. Argentum Backup has a simplicity and elegance which is hard to beat. Thanks for a program that does exactly what it is designed to do and one that works every time you use it. Your program appears to be a new kind of fast, a new kind of simple, and a new kind of peace of mind. It's just a great buy!"

A 15-day evaluation copy of the program can be downloaded from . Comprehensive information about Argentum Backup 2.5 is available at . A single-user license for Argentum Backup costs $25.00 USD and may be purchased securely online at . Network corporate and site licenses are available.

About Argentum
Founded in 1995, Argentum is a provider of ergonomic software solutions for both businesses and end users. Argentum products, MyFiles, Backup, and Coolbase, are distributed and supported worldwide. Corporate licenses can be found in many of the Fortune 500 companies and are sold in over 25 countries. For more information on Argentum, please visit the company web-site at , or download the company media kit at .

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Argentum Corporation
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