BackupAssist Classic v11 is now available

Upgrading to BackupAssist v11 requires your licence to have upgrade cover that extends until at least 2nd December 2020.

Check your existing key’s expiry date and version support.

If your licence’s upgrade cover expired prior to the date above, you will need to renew your upgrade cover using the link above before upgrading.

To upgrade, simply download the latest version and install over the top of your current installation.

 

What’s new in v11

Cyber Black Box recorder – faster investigations, better remediations

After a cyber hacking incident, investigators rely on forensics to piece together what happened. Unfortunately, SMBs rarely gather and keep such evidence. Cyber Black Box captures vital forensics information in real time and includes them in the backups. Current and historical forensics are now available to investigators.

 

Password protection for the BackupAssist Console – an extra layer of security

Ensures only authorized users can run the software. Prevents malicious actors from changing backup configuration. Set up a password and password hint. Secure password reset is available via BackupAssist customer service.

 

S3-compatible destination for cloud backups – more options, smaller storage costs

Opens up more cloud storage options via public clouds providers like Wasabi and BackBlaze, and private cloud software packages like FreeNAS, MinIO, and Zenko CloudServer. Pick the right option to suit your security requirements, data handling/compliance needs, and budget. Full support for continuing incremental Cloud Backups after copying the container in full from one Cloud Backup destination to another (WebDAV is not supported).

 

CryptoSafeGuard enhancements – even better security against ransomware

Detection: Improved whitelisting by filename. QuickBooks restore instructions files no longer trigger false positives.

Shielding: BackupAssist configuration and data files are shielded from corruption by ransomware and malicious change by hackers.

 

Other minor in this version changes include:-

  • New look UI design and improved main navigation.
  • Audit Log captures high level activities initiated by users of BackupAssist and the major activities of the BackupAssist Service and Executor.
  • RecoverAssist environments are safe to build from the local system after applying future untested Windows Updates. Also applies to Bootable Backup Media creation.
  • Installation no longer supported on unsupported Windows OS. V11 only installs on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, and Windows Server 2012 and later.
  • Installation requires Microsoft.Net 4.6.2 and will optionally install that version if required.

 

Download a pdf summary of what’s new in v11

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