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Press Releases for 2019

FOR RELEASE: June 11, 2013

B&L Associates, Inc. Joins National Association for Information Destruction (NAID©)

B&L continues its expansion into the IT asset disposition (ITAD) market

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FOR RELEASE: April 25, 2013

AssetAware Brings Data Security to IT Asset Disposition

B&L Associate's new cloud-based solution ensures decommissioned IT assets–and the sensitive data they contain–are destroyed securely.

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FOR RELEASE: May 01, 2012

B&L Associates Releases Vertices 5.4 and Offers Free Upgrade to Existing Customers

The latest release of Vertices provides users with even more flexibility, efficiency, and relevance for today’s big-data center environments.

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FOR RELEASE: April 3, 2012

New Software Ensures Data Destruction Compliance for Financial and Healthcare Organizations

Vertices® Hard Disk Drive Tracking Module Provides Comprehensive Documentation for Federal, Industry and Legal Compliance

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FOR RELEASE: April 27, 2011

B&L Associates, Inc. To Present Archival Data Management Session at Symantec Vision 2011

Attendees Will Learn Practical Strategies to Help Manage Archived Data.

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FOR RELEASE: March 15, 2011

B&L Associates, Inc. and Dynamic Solutions International Announce a Mainframe Managed Virtual Tape Offering

Offer Provides the MCP Market with an End-to-End Validated and Supported Solution for Virtual Tape.

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FOR RELEASE: February 8, 2011

B&L Associates Releases Vertices 5.3 and Offers a Free Upgrade to Existing Customers

The latest release of Vertices makes groups, FTP profiles and preferences easier to manage by moving functionality to the Vertices Web Interface.

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FOR RELEASE: August 30, 2010

B&L Associates Releases Vertices 5.2 and Offers Free Upgrade to Existing Customers

B&L Associates, Inc., the leader in open systems tape management solutions, announced the release of Vertices 5.2, the newest version of their flagship tape and media management software solution.

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FOR RELEASE: April 13, 2010

B&L Associates Archived Data Manager® Can Make Catalog Backups 90% Faster

Partnership Brings Unprecedented Efficiencies to Backup, Migration, and eDiscovery While Significantly Reducing Data Center Costs and Carbon Footprint

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FOR RELEASE: April 12, 2010

B&L Associates and Index Engines Partner To Bring Efficiency To Backup And Archives

Combination of Technologies Streamlines Backup by Pruning Catalogs and Data while Delivering Access to Archived Content

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FOR RELEASE: March 24, 2010

B&L Associates' Archived Data Manager® to Run on Linux and Oracle®

B&L Associates, Inc., the leader in open systems tape management solutions, announced today that their revolutionary central management system for all historical backup catalogs, Archived Data Manager® (ADM), now runs on Linux operating systems and Oracle databases.

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FOR RELEASE: June 9, 2009

B&L Provides a Unique Option with Latest Free Upgrade for Vertices.

B&L Associates, Inc., the leader in open systems tape management solutions, announced the release of Vertices 5.1, the newest version of their flagship tape and media management software solution.

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FOR RELEASE: October 10, 2008

B&L Associates Releases Vertices 5.0 and Provides Free Upgrades to Customers.

B&L Associates, Inc., the leader in open systems tape management solutions, today announced the release of Vertices 5.0, the newest version of their flagship tape and media management software solution. Based on feedback from their customers, the new features of Vertices 5.0 provide users with greater flexibility, control and convenience. This latest iteration is also being provided as a free upgrade to customers.

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FOR RELEASE: September 17, 2008

New RFID Solution Promises 100% Accuracy and Unprecedented Convenience for Vertices and VaultLedger Users.

B&L Associates, Inc., the leader in open systems tape management solutions, today announced a new radio frequency identification (RFID) solution for their Vertices and VaultLedger tape management products. The new solution relies on cutting-edge RFID technology, including Imation's ultra high frequency (UHF) RFID volser labels, to provide a higher level of accuracy and efficiency to the tape management process.

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FOR RELEASE: June 9, 2008

B&L's Archived Data Manager Makes eDiscovery Compliance and Accessing Archived Backup Data Quick and Easy

B&L Associates, Inc., the leader in open systems tape management solutions, today announced the release of Archived Data Manger (ADM)-a new, Web-based application that consolidates all historical backup catalogs, making managing and accessing offline archived data easier than ever before.

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FOR RELEASE: June 3, 2008

Vertices Provides Centralized Control for Symantec's Veritas NetBackup Vault Users

B&L Associates, Inc., the leader in open systems tape management solutions, announced that its Vertices® tape management system now integrates with Symantec's Veritas NetBackup Vault, providing centralized, seamless control and audit reporting of all removable media.

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FOR RELEASE: March 5, 2007

B&L Associates Partners With Imation To Deliver Next-Generation Tape Tracking System Software

B&L Associates, Inc, the leader in open systems tape management solutions today announced that Imation Corp (NYSE: IMN), a worldwide leader in removable data storage, has selected B&L's VaultLedger® and Vertices® tape management software solutions for Imation's new RFID-based DataGuard rf Tape Tracking System.

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FOR RELEASE: September 13, 2006

Tape Management Solves Compliance Issues

Complying with government regulations like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and the Financial Modernization Act of 1999, also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), can be a harrowing experience at best.

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FOR RELEASE: August 10, 2006

Installation-Free Tracking

B&L’s Hosting Option Makes Tracking Tapes Even Easier

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FOR RELEASE: June 14, 2006

Tape Management Enters the Software as a Service (SaaS) Market

B&L Associates, Inc., a leader in data center operation support software, today announced the release of VaultLedger® OnDemand, a remote hosting option for VaultLedger tape management software.

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FOR RELEASE: October 14, 2005

New Information Lifecycle Management Solution for Unisys ClearPath Promises Lower Costs for Tape Drive Users

B&L Associates, Inc., a leader in data center operation support software, today announced the release of BL/LIB®-Virtual TapeServer (VTS).

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FOR RELEASE: August 4, 2005

Companies Find Tracking Foreign Media Easy with Vertices®

After two years of wide release, Vertices Foreign Media Manager Module has proven to be the easiest and most reliable way of tracking and logging foreign media within a company.

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FOR RELEASE: May 3, 2005

B&L Moves Job Scheduling to the Web

B&L Associates, Inc., a leader in data center operation support software, today announced the release of a Web-enabled version of BL/SCHED®, their industry-leading job scheduling and monitoring system software.

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FOR RELEASE: May 3, 2005

New Software Makes Managing Backup Tapes Easier than Ever Before.

B&L Associates, Inc., a leader in data center operation support software, today announced the launch of VaultLedger® - the easiest-to-use tape management software solution on the market.

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Vertices' New Feature Makes Scratch Media Use More Efficient

Building on Vertices' existing and extensive vaulting pattern functionality, the "Move After Scratch" function allows users of Vertices to automatically move their tapes back to the originating location from the offsite vault once the data on the tape has expired. To ensure absolute accuracy, Vertices Automation Agents automatically capture the expiration date from VERITAS, LEGATO, HP, Computer Associates, Syncsort, and BakBone backup applications.

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FOR RELEASE: September 17, 2004

New Updates Make BL/SCHED® Even Easier to Use

B&L Associates, Inc., a leader in data center operation support software, today announced the availability of BL/SCHED 4.5, the multi-platform, enterprise-wide job scheduling system. In keeping with the company's "Stay. Go. Or Combine." campaign, this release of BL/SCHED moves away from its mainframe interface to a more intuitive, web-based interface, with plans for the rest of the application to move to an open environment in 2005. In addition, the new version of BL/SCHED is able to schedule and report on Windows jobs.

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FOR RELEASE: September 13, 2004

Vertices® Provides Easier Tape Management for Unisys MCP Users

B&L Associates, Inc., a leading provider of computer media management software, today introduced the Vertices MCP Automation Agent™, a module that directly links the Vertices® comprehensive, enterprise-wide removable media management system to Unisys ClearPath NX systems.

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FOR RELEASE: September 8, 2004

Vertices Now Available for Windows 2003

B&L Associates Inc., a leader in open systems media management software, announced the availability of the Vertices® tape management system for Microsoft Windows 2003 users. The new version of Vertices, which can be hosted on any Windows 2003 Professional, Server or Advanced Server platform, controls the movement, management and retrieval of removable tapes and other media from any source, including legacy Windows platforms, UNIX, Linux and mainframe systems.

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FOR RELEASE: September 26, 2003

BakBone Software Announces NetVault Vertices Media Management Solution

BakBone Software (TSX:BKB, OTCBB:BKBOF), a global provider of data recovery software, today announced the release of NetVault Vertices, a comprehensive media management module for NetVault 7.0. Partnering with B&L Associates, Inc. to jointly develop the module, NetVault Vertices integrates the industry leading data protection solution in NetVault with the highly acclaimed media management tool in Vertices®. This new enhancement enables customers to electronically store, move and track their data center's media allowing end-users complete control over any media resource. IT managers can recognize what's on those media, when to acquire the data, how long to retain the data, and when to replace the media - all the information required to comprehensively manage corporate media libraries while securing mission critical contents.

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FOR RELEASE: September 8, 2004

Vertices Now Available for Windows 2003

B&L Associates Inc., a leader in open systems media management software, announced the availability of the Vertices® tape management system for Microsoft Windows 2003 users. The new version of Vertices, which can be hosted on any Windows 2003 Professional, Server or Advanced Server platform, controls the movement, management and retrieval of removable tapes and other media from any source, including legacy Windows platforms, UNIX, Linux and mainframe systems.

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FOR RELEASE: April 8, 2003

Syncsort's Backup Express Integration with Vertices Certified by B&L Associates, Inc.

The integration of Backup Express, the enterprise backup and restore product from Syncsort Incorporated, with Vertices®, the comprehensive media management tool for open systems' removable media, has been certified by B&L. The new interface allows Backup Express to easily share information with Vertices. Customers will now be able to ensure accurate logging of all their media and detailed tracking of all their data during backup.

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FOR RELEASE: February 26, 2003

B&L Announces New Features For BL/SCHED

B&L Associates, Inc., today announced new features for BL/SCHED®, their industry-leading job scheduling and monitoring system software for Unisys MCP-based processors. Responding to customer feedback, the new features will make BL/SCHED more compatible with today's systems.

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FOR RELEASE: March 19, 2001

Vertices® Logs Removable Tapes and Media From VERITAS NetBackup Environments

B&L Associates, Inc., a leader in open systems media/tape management, today announced that its Vertices media management system now integrates with VERITAS' NetBackup DataCenter backup and recovery solution to provide seamless control of removable media through automatic tape logging. This new logging capability enables system administrators to manage the data on hundreds to thousands of tapes across the enterprise on all major platforms and databases.

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FOR RELEASE: March 12, 2001

B&L Announces Joins the VERITAS Vplus Partner Program

B&L Associates, Inc., today announced that it has joined the VERITAS Vplus™ Partner Program as a Development Partner. As a VERITAS Software partner, B&L will be able to leverage its knowledge of tape/media management to satisfy the unique and demanding tape management needs of VERITAS NetBackup™ and VERITAS Backup Exec™ users.

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FOR RELEASE: February 28, 2001

B&L Announces Premier Membership in HP Computing Solution Provider Program

B&L Associates, Inc., a leader in open systems media/tape management, today announced that it has become a premier member of Hewlett-Packard Company's HP Computing Solution Provider Program (CSPP).

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FOR RELEASE: February 26, 2001

B&L Announces Alliance with HP

Joins HP's Computing Solutions Provider Program and brings Vertices media/tape management to HP customer base...

B&L Associates, Inc., a leader in open systems media/tape management, today announced that it has joined HP's Computing Solutions Provider Program (CSPP). As a CSPP participant, B&L will be able to better collaborate with HP in bringing its Vertices media/tape management system to HP customers.

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FOR RELEASE: January 16, 2001

Vertices Extended to Legato NetWorker Backup and Recovery Operations

B&L Associates, Inc., a leader in open systems tape/media management, today announced that its Vertices tape/media management system now integrates with the Legato NetWorker backup and recovery system. Through Legato NetWorker, Vertices provides automatic tape logging for removable media in heterogeneous operating environments. This capability extends the backup and recovery control offered by Legato NetWorker to tapes and other removable media created by Microsoft Windows NT/2000, UNIX and Linux servers, extending business continuity.

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FOR RELEASE: October 3, 2000

B&L Associates' Vertices Tape Management Software Now Available For Windows 2000

Manages tapes and other media from any application/operating system...

B&L Associates, Inc., a leading provider of removable computer tape management software, today announced that the Vertices tape management system is available for Microsoft Windows 2000. The new version of Vertices, which can be hosted on any Windows 2000 Professional, Server or Advanced Server platform, controls the movement, management and retrieval of removable tapes and other types of media from any source, including legacy Windows platforms, UNIX, Linux and mainframe systems.

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FOR RELEASE: August 8, 2000

B&L Associates Announces Vertices Comprehensive Tape Logging Module for HP OpenView® Omniback™ II

B&L Associates extends its leading tape management system for open system environments...

B&L Associates, Inc., a leader in open systems tape/media management, today announced automatic tape logging for Hewlett-Packard's OpenView OmniBack™ II. This new logging capability, using B&L's Vertices tape/media management system, enables system administrators to create and manage hundreds to thousands of tapes across the enterprise by leveraging the file management capabilities of OmniBack™ II. Vertices maximizes business continuity enabling customers to implement complete disaster recovery solutions.

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FOR RELEASE: May 16, 2000

B&L Offers Vertices Media Management for VERITAS Backup Exec™

First application that extends Backup Exec™ environments to include removable media

B&L Associates, Inc., a leading provider of computer media management software, today announced a way for users of Veritas' Backup Exec™ to extend storage management to removable media. Vertices, B&L's comprehensive, enterprise-wide removable media management system, can now integrate with Backup Exec 8.0 and 7.3 to control the logging, movement, storage and restoration of physical media including tapes, CDs, DLTs and other computer media.

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FOR RELEASE: March 13, 2000

B&L Offers Vertices Automatic Media Logging for ARCserve®IT™

First to bring integrated removable media management to open systems environments...

B&L Associates, Inc., a leading provider of computer media management software, today announced the Vertices ARCserve®IT™ Automation Agent, a module that directly links the Vertices comprehensive, enterprise-wide removable media management system to Computer Associates' ARCserveIT for Microsoft Window NT environments.

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FOR RELEASE: January 31, 2000

B&L Adds Batch Scanning and Labeling Capabilities to Vertices Media Management Software

B&L Associates, Inc., a leading provider of computer media management software, today announced that it has enhanced both the batch scanning input and label output capabilities of Vertices, its comprehensive, enterprise-wide removable media management system. The enhancements will make it easier for users to log and track computer tapes, CDs and other computer media and will give more flexibility in designing labels.

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FOR RELEASE: January 24, 2000

Industry Leaders Align with CA's Unicenter TNG and Jasmine ii to Create 74 New Certified Solutions

Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) today announced the addition and availability of 74 certified product solutions available as a result of partner participation in CA's Ventures in Partnership (VIP) Development Partner Program (DPP). This support by industry leaders integrating their products with either CA's Unicenter TNG or Jasmine ii illustrates how IT companies are gravitating toward CA's open, extensible infrastructure solutions to take advantage of the rapidly evolving eBusiness marketplace.

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FOR RELEASE: January 24, 2000

Vertices Media Management Software Now Available Through Resellers

B&L Associates, Inc., a leading provider of computer media management solutions, today announced that Vertices, its comprehensive, enterprise-wide removable media management system, is now being sold through Value Added Resellers (VARs). The company has developed a channel program and is seeking qualified partners to sell Vertices and software add-ons, such as Batch Scanning and Automation Modules.

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