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Carahsoft and Kroll Ontrack partner to equip government entities with industry leading granular search and recovery functionality

Carahsoft selects Ontrack PowerControls for its power and effectiveness in managing Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server and SQL data easily and efficiently

MINNEAPOLIS – March 10, 2015 – Kroll Ontrack, a leading provider of data recovery, ediscovery and information management software and Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced they are teaming up to provide government entities with leading granular search and data restoration capabilities. By leveraging Ontrack® PowerControls™, federal, state and local government agencies will be able to easily search and restore Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and SQL data without restoring the entire database.

“According to a Kroll Ontrack survey of 326 individuals in IT, engineering and sales, nearly half of organizations experience an annual data loss from the world’s two most common email and enterprise content management applications – Exchange and SharePoint,” said Kroll Ontrack Vice President of Operations Todd Johnson. “This partnership with Carahsoft offers government entities a powerful tool for addressing a common, but time-consuming problem. Specifically, Ontrack PowerControls works directly with your backups and allows you to extract and restore only the items that you need, saving IT administrators 50 percent of restoration time when compared to using traditional methods.”

As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of software manufacturers, resellers and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. Under the terms of this partnership, Carahsoft will serve as the main point of sale, distribution and master U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule holder of Ontrack PowerControls, ensuring government agencies have immediate access and support for the tool.

With Ontrack PowerControls in their toolkit, government IT administrators can:

  • Minimize the time needed to restore individual Exchange messages, mailboxes or entire EDB files – or SharePoint items, lists, libraries, folders and entire sites.
  • Search and locate specific files faster – even across multiple data sources – then copy and export those items to the desired location.
  • Eliminate the need for a recovery server. Ontrack PowerControls works directly with backups.
  • Keep current production and backup processes intact. Ontrack PowerControls doesn’t require changes to current processes and runs on any Windows®-based workstation.
  • Migrate efficiently to recent Exchange Server and SharePoint Server versions, eliminating the need to have new and old servers coexist simultaneously.
  • Restore SQL tables from backups without restoring entire database.
  • Preview SQL table contents before restoring or copying data.

“Government agencies have a fiduciary responsibility to keep certain data for specified periods of time, so it is critical that they are equipped with powerful tools that help them meet these standards efficiently and effectively,” said Craig P. Abod, president, Carahsoft. “Ontrack PowerControls is a world-renowned, proven solution in helping organizations minimize the time and risk associated with managing data, and is therefore an invaluable addition to our solution portfolio.”

Ontrack PowerControls is available immediately on Carahsoft GSA Schedule GS-35F-0119Y. For more information about how to purchase Ontrack PowerControls, please contact or visit A free trial version of the software is also available for download.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, backup, search, analyze, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data backup, data destruction, electronic discovery, consulting and document review. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: