Norton Ghost 14.0
For the more advanced
user, Norton Ghost has always been one of the preferred backup utilities
which provides one of the most comprehensive tools available for the
home and office user.
With that said, backup programs go
hand-in-hand with a good internet security suite because if a data
disaster does occur, for instance, your hard drive crashes or a virus
corrupts data, depending on how much is retrievable, information on
computers can be extremely volatile.
Fortunately, programs such as Norton Ghost
or Norton Save & Restore can be used to backup data should a crash
occur. The Windows family of software packages also become unstable
after quite some time and need to be installed to remove "junk"
information that slows your PC, so backup software is also good for
reinstalling all your programs again in easy process.
Full system backup (disk image)
Backs up everything on a hard drive or partition.
File and folder backup
Backs up only the specific files and folders you choose rather than
saving an entire drive.
Copies recovery points to a FTP site for easier offsite backup
backs up your files to NAS (Network-Attached Storage) devices. NEW
Symantec ThreatCon integration
triggers incremental backups whenever ThreatCon reaches a specified
threat level. Great for computers without virus protection. NEW
Incremental and differential backup
Backs up only files that have changed.
EXCLUSIVE! Google Desktop
integration - Makes data recovery even faster with searchable backup
Restores your system with an on-disk software recovery
environment?no bootable CD required.
EXCLUSIVE!: Remote management
Controls other Norton Ghost installations (12.0 or higher) on your
local area network.
Advanced compression and
encryption?Minimizes storage space and helps keep sensitive
The best part of Norton Ghost 14.0 is the
installation process which is quite painless and even for those a little
unsure will have no problems with this. Apart from the installation, the
program is quite affordable and is definitely a must have product
because of its advanced features and innovative interface.
Norton Ghost 14.0 contains some truly great
wizards which makes the chore of backing up relatively painless and you
can set various times and dates for your backup and whether this will be
incremental or differential, the choice is entirely up to you.
Feeling a little lost? The program has some
great help files and support to ensure that you are supported through a
variety of procedures. Another impressive feature of Norton Ghost 14.0
is the ease of which you can restore the backup from a previous date.
This is great for people installing software on these systems and if
this installation does effect the operating system, a simple click of
the mouse and you can restore the system.
The program supports a plethora of media options from the stock standard
to even remote locations and network locations which is great for
businesses. Wish to backup only certain files or folders, Norton Ghost
14.0 also supports this feature. The inclusion of off-site backup
management in this current incarnation is great for networks and reduces
the work of the systems administrators.
Some of the new features of Norton Ghost 14.0 include Symantec ThreatCon
integration which is linked to the online Symantec website and if a
threat level reaches a certain level which could compromise data
integrity, the program automatically activates its backup feature.
Google desktop integration makes searching
for files a flawless experience and assists in the recovery process. The
program also contains the usual standard associated from Symantec such
as encryption and other security features, ensuring that your data is
In conclusion, Norton Ghost 14.0 have truly gone beyond its predecessors
and makes this the most affordable and one of the most powerful backup
software packages around that retails for a recommended retail price of