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Smith Micro Software and Yosemite Technologies Partner to Bring FileKeeper Pro Directly to Consumers Through Popular Retailers

Nov 14, 2007
Simple and Affordable File Protection and Recovery Software Solution Simplifies the Way Individual Users Protect and Manage their Data

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), Consumer and Compression Group and Yosemite Technologies, Inc. today announced a publishing agreement to offer FileKeeper Pro, a powerful yet simple and affordable file backup and version rollback software solution for laptop and desktop computers. Yosemite FileKeeper Pro is now available from Smith Micro's Web store at: my.smithmicro.com/win/filekeeper, popular retailers and catalogs, and distribution partners worldwide.

Sooner or later every individual and business will be confronted with some level of computer failure. The principal threat during a failure is typically corruption or loss of critical business or personal data, which is either irreplaceable or difficult and time consuming to recreate. With FileKeeper Pro, individual users at home or in the office can deter this common threat by implementing a straightforward data protection solution with intuitive features, including recovery of previous versions of a file or deleted files with a simple right click of their mouse in the Microsoft Windows user interface.

"Backing up documents, images, and system files is one of the most important things that any computer user can do," said Jonathan Kahn, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Compression and Consumer, Smith Micro Software, Inc. "Computers have become ingrained into our daily lives, so naturally there are things stored on our computers that can never be replaced if lost. From family photographs and stories, to business papers and tax documents, all irreplaceable data should be backed up with this simple, easy-to-use file backup software solution."

FileKeeper Pro uses near Continuous Data Protection (CDP) technology to protect valuable data as it is created and transparently stores file versions to one or more safe storage locations. File versions are automatically stored in a repository on a disk inside a computer, allowing for the recovery of a file or version, even when the computer is not connected to external storage. Only the bytes that have changed in a new version of a file are stored, providing very efficient use of disk space. The files and changes are automatically saved to a secure storage location on a USB hard disk drive or networked storage when it's connected, ensuring the data is safe and always available even if the user's laptop is lost or stolen.

"Smith Micro has the deep industry expertise and the strong channel relationships that we were looking for to expand FileKeeper Pro's reach," said George Symons, CEO of Yosemite Technologies. "Broadening our distribution and getting the word out is a great way to encourage consumers to utilize data protection strategies."

FileKeeper Pro's features and benefits that protect irreplaceable data include:

  • Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
    • Files are protected continuously as they are saved
    • Impact of data loss is minimized by ensuring the most current versions of documents are recoverable
    • Large and always open files such as e-mail and databases are protected with regular snapshots while open
  • Transparent Operation
    • Operates in the background like antivirus tools
    • Documents are automatically and continuously protected
    • No need for setting backup schedules, managing backup media or performing tedious "drag & drop" file copy tasks
  • Windows Explorer Right-click Menu Integration
    • Eases recovery
    • Increases productivity
    • File or Version recoveries are instant
    • Eliminates need to learn complex user interface
  • Mobile User Support
    • Data protection and recovery independent of network or device connectivity for people and systems "on-the-go"
  • Point-in-Time Recovery
    • Roll back files to any previous version with a single click
  • Only File Changes Captured, Compressed, Transferred and Stored
    • Virtually eliminates network and system impact
    • Dramatically increases storage efficiency
  • File Versions
    • Improves productivity by enabling you to recover from mistakes made when editing documents
    • Enables recovery of prior versions for side-by-side comparison
    • Eliminates need to recreate lost content

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops and markets wireless multimedia and communications solutions, mobile device management products, image and data compression solutions and many award winning software products. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Smith Micro's Enterprise, Telcom & OEM Sales Groups, and direct from its websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information about Smith Micro, please visit www.smithmicro.com.

About Yosemite Technologies, Inc.:

Yosemite Technologies is a global provider of data protection software solutions that span from the desktop to the data center. Yosemite develops solutions that protect environments running Microsoft® Windows, Linux, and NetWare®. Yosemite's flagship product, Yosemite Backup™, represents the next generation of backup software with Self Tuning Logic™ for fast backup and restore operations and an integrated Virtual Library option, D2D2Ne™, that provides multi-level, heterogeneous 'disk to disk to any' backup. Yosemite has developed strong technology and channel partnerships with leading companies including HP, Dell, Microsoft, Quantum, Gateway and Exabyte. The company's commitment to Backup Simplified™ represents Yosemite's focus on delivering products that offer unmatched performance, ease-of-use and value. For more information, visit www.yosemitetech.com.

Yosemite Backup, FileKeeper, Self Tuning Logic, D2DNe and Backup Simplified are trademarks of Yosemite Technologies, Inc. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

Safe Harbor Statement: This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation forward-looking statements relating to the company's financial prospects and projections, the company's ability to increase its business and the anticipated timing and financial performance of new products and potential acquisitions. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are new and changing technologies, customer acceptance of those technologies, fluctuations or cancellations in orders from customers, new and continuing adverse economic conditions, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, could cause actual results to differ materially from those presented in any forward-looking statements. Smith Micro assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

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