NTI Corporation is proud to introduce NTI Shadow 5, the latest version of the award-winning Continuous Data Protection (CDP) software series designed for Mac users. NTI Shadow goes beyond Time Machine with features like bootable clone backups, folder synchronization, and continuous backups,

"As a Mac user myself, I want to keep my data backed up but also be able to recover from a disaster instantly," said Bill Yao, CEO of NTI Corporation. "Shadow 5 offers that capability with its new clone feature. I can now boot up from my backup and use it as-is without having to spend hours restoring from a Time Machine backup."

Volume Cloning - The new Volume Cloning feature allows Mac users to make an exact copy of their hard disk partition. You can make a one time clone or schedule incremental updates to make sure your clone backup is always up to date. And with a cloned boot partition, there is no need to restore anything before getting your Mac back up and running. Simply boot up from your clone and pick up where you left off.

Folder Merge - Keeping your files at home and work synchronized is now easier than ever with Shadow 5's new Folder Merge feature. If you shuttle files back and forth between home and work on a portable storage device, you need to make sure you're always working on the latest version of a file. Simply merge the contents on your portable storage device with your Mac at home and at work and Shadow 5 will make sure the latest version is where you expect it to be.

Continuous Data Protection (CDP) - You can accomplish a lot in an hour. A lot you can end up losing if your backup only occurs every hour. But with Shadow's Continuous Data Protection, you won't lose an hour's or even a minute's worth of work. Your Shadow backup always has the latest copies of your files because the backups occur as you save your changes. And if you do need to go back an hour or anything in between, the file versioning feature has that covered as well.

New Improved Interface (GUI) - We gave Shadow a visual makeover inspired by other "Pro" applications. Backing up can look cool too! And the new Mini Status window will allow you to keep track of all your backup jobs without sacrificing precious screen real estate.

COMPARISON: Apple Time Machine vs NTI Shadow 5

Time Machine

  • Full System Backup
  • Native Format Backup

Shadow 5

  • Full System Backup
  • Native Format Backup
  • User Configurable Schedule
  • Bootable Clone Backup     
  • File and Folder Synchronization
  • File Filtering
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Compatible  
  • Continuous Data Protection
  • Back Up to FAT32 Volumes  

These new features and other improvements join the existing array of capabilities already in Shadow like one-way backup, two-way sync, file filtering, continuous backup, and scheduled backup. Shadow 5 is better than a time machine, it's the complete backup solution for Mac users offering flexibility, versatitily, and easy of use.

Pricing and Availability

Shadow 5 is available through the NTI online store (www.NTIcorp.com) and selected retail outlets for a suggested retail price of $49.99 (US) and existing Shadow users can upgrade for a suggested retail price of $29.99 (US). A downloadable 30-day trial version is available at www.NTIcorp.com/download. Shadow 5 is a Universal Binary application for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Leopard, and Tiger.

NTI Shadow 5 OEM licensing is also available for software bundling with USB/FireWire drives, external hard disks, and NAS devices. The software is available in 26 languages including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.