Red Gate Software's SQL Backup 5 named 2008 Editor's Best Award winner by SQL Server Magazine

August 4, 2008, CAMBRIDGE, U.K. - Red Gate today announced that its SQL Backup 5 software was named as a gold medal winner of the "2008 Editor's Best Awards" in the Backup and Recovery category by Penton Media's SQL Server Magazine®.

"The 2008 Editor's Best Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that benefit the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reader communities," said Jeff Lewis, group publisher. "Our editors selected winners based on the product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer."

"Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics," Lewis continued. "They demand solid value and performance from the products they select.  Editor's Best Award winners can feel proud that the products and services they developed have earned the respect and recognition of the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine editorial staff."

Red Gate's SQL Backup software creates smaller, safer and faster database backups with high-performance compression and up to 256-bit AES encryption. SQL Backup also provides a visual way to configure and monitor backup jobs taking place across different locations or time zones. The latest version of the software, 5.3, includes multiple threads in its engine to further optimize backup performance. A fully functional version of SQL Backup 5 is available as a free 14-day trial download at

About Red Gate Software

Red Gate Software makes ingeniously simple tools for Microsoft technology developers and DBAs. The company's product line includes tools for testing, comparing, synchronizing, packaging, backing up and recovering SQL Server databases; understanding and fixing Visual Studio code problems to enable better performance; and profiling .NET web applications. Red Gate is a silver sponsor for the Visual Studio 2005 launch and a Visual Studio Industry Partner.


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Media contact:Bob Cramblitt
Cramblitt & Company

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