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SEP sesam's Xen & Now is Trusted to Enhance Citrix Networking and Virtualization Solutions
Jul 27, 2011 (04:07 PM EDT)

BOULDER, Colo., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SEP Software, Inc. announced that Xen & Now, a fully integrated solution for backing up Citrix XenServer®, which is included in the updated and revised version of SEP sesam 4.0.X, has been verified as Citrix Ready®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc. SEP sesam completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenServer, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility. Citrix users now have the confidence to restore virtual machines without needing to reload the O/S or enter in new license keys; with SEP sesam's Spontaneous License Re-Activation capability the problem of activation loss is solved.


The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. Customers can be confident that all SEP sesam products have successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix and can be trusted to work effectively with Citrix XenServer in order to reliably backup Citrix guests in the fastest time possible.

Using the SEP sesam GUI, a user can simply search for any VM, perform either an instant restore or schedule the restore for a specific time. The VM can be restored to the same location or to a different location, including both virtual and physical servers. Once restored, the server is automatically restarted containing all files, configuration and activation of all third party software.  Unlike competing products designed only for virtual backup, the new Xen & Now module is fully integrated into the extensive backup libraries for SEP sesam and its implementation is easy. When installing SEP sesam, the software automatically recognizes the virtual XenServers and integrates them into the main backup topology. The user can then further tune his system to select the VMs that need to be secured and where their data should be stored.

SEP sesam's Xen & Now is an agent-less (Easy Access Technology Solution). To attain the full file-level restore capability of SEP sesam, a client can be installed on the target VM and the data will be stored at file level. Documents lost can be restored directly to the user or a target VM.

Additional features include Windows VSS snapshots, data encryption, disaster recovery of VMs for all operating systems, physical-to-virtual conversion (P to V), virtual-to-physical (V to P) and open file backups. Backup types supported are, Off-line Backups, Online Live Memory Backup, Online Quiesced Backup, Online Normal Backups – Full.

SEP sesam's Xen & Now has completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenServer, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility. The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. With SEP sesam's Xen & Now solution, users have access to the fastest backup and recovery of Citrix VMs possible with Spontaneous License Activation, saving time and effort.

"We are pleased to have SEP Software, Inc. join us in the Citrix Ready program," said Joe Keller, Vice President of Alliance and Community Marketing, Citrix. "Citrix Ready makes it easier for customers to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their specific needs. By taking part in our program, SEP Software, Inc. has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing selection."

"As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer customers intelligent solutions that combine our Xen & Now online backup solution with Citrix XenServer," said Tim Wagner, President of SEP Software, Inc. "The offering clearly demonstrates our plans to work closely with trusted partners, through the Citrix Ready partner ecosystem, in order to provide the highest quality experience for our customers."

SEP sesam's Xen & Now for Citrix XenServer is available immediately. For additional information on Xen & Now and other SEP products, please call your authorized SEP Software, Inc. partner or SEP Software, Inc. directly at (303) 417-6316 or email us at

About the Citrix Ready Program

The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktop®, XenApp™, XenServer®, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 12,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community of alliances through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at Reach Citrix ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

Citrix®, Citrix Ready® and XenServer® are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

About SEP Software, Inc.

SEP has been delivering the widest range of backup products for enterprise level customers since 1996. With thousands of installations world-wide, SEP sesam provides backup solutions for all environments, both physical and virtual; delivering the fastest backup, restore and disaster recovery tools on the market today. All marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. SEP sesam and Xen & Now software is used worldwide for backup and recovery of all types of computer environments both virtual and physical.

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