ABOUT FUTURE SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS, INC.

Future Systems Solutions, Inc. (FSS) was founded in 1986 to develop software solutions that enhance the operation of existing systems. The company has worked with and supplied technologies to industry-leading companies, including Symantec, Iomega, and Quarterdeck.

In 1986 FSS became the first company to bring device-independent disk caching to the PC market with the introduction of SpeedCache™. This unique approach to disk caching meant not only superior performance, but also an unrivaled level of compatibility. By avoiding system dependencies, SpeedCache offered true plug-and-play compatibility for any computer system that supported Microsoft's DOS operating system.

In those early days of personal computing, FSS quickly became a premier provider of software solutions for RAM expansion manufacturers and system resellers. In 1987, the company released EME™, a solution designed for computer system manufacturers that needed a way to simulate the emerging expanded memory standard from the more common and less expensive form of expansion memory known as extended memory.

To further enhance the value of extended memory, FSS released version 2.0 of its caching product as Speedcache+™. Together with EME, Speedcache+ quickly became a favorite bundle for original equipment manufacturers producing PCs.

In 1989, FSS licensed the Speedcache+ technology to Peter Norton Computing as a component for the Norton Utilities. With the success of the Norton Utilities, the disk caching technology developed by FSS became second only to Microsoft's SmartDrive (which was bundled with MS-DOS) as the largest distributed disk caching technology for the PC.

In the early 1990's FSS' Speedcache+ became the premier disk caching utility for the Microsoft Windows environment. In 1992, FSS debuted the first caching technology to enhance multimedia and CD-ROM drive performance on the PC. By 1993, the rave reviews from the PC industry and the growing popularity of Speedcache+ attracted the interest of Symantec and led to the exclusive licensing of the technology for distribution under the Norton Speedrive label.

FSS continued to be a key provider of system enhancement utilities to software publishers while pursuing research and development efforts in emerging technologies. In 1996, FSS signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Quarterdeck Corporation and released the first device-independent persistent caching technology for CD-ROM drives. Then, in 1997 FSS licensed its innovative application launch acceleration technology to Symantec Corporation for inclusion in the Norton Utilities, and in 1998, FSS added to its list of technology leading developments with the introduction of DriveSpan™, the first true hard disk spanning utility for PCs.

Also in 1998, FSS introduced Drive2Drive™, a product designed to make backing up existing hard disks and upgrading to new hard disks faster and easier than ever. Designed specifically for Windows 9x / ME, Drive2Drive was the first product of its kind to image an active Windows system hard disk completely within the Windows environment. This advance made it possible for non-technical users to upgrade and backup their system hard disk without the need to create or use a special startup disk, or waste time learning archaic DOS commands.

The next decade saw the emergence of Casper™ as a hard disk backup and upgrading solution designed specifically for users of Microsoft's new operating system platform, Windows XP, and its successors, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Like Drive2Drive, Casper's introduction made it possible for non-technical users to easily create and maintain an instantly-bootable, backup replacement disk for their PC. Technical innovations such as SmartClone™ differential cloning technology were subsequently introduced to make it possible for Casper to maintain a complete backup replacement hard disk for a PC in the same amount of time required by other backup and disk imaging solutions to perform a partial or incremental backup to a proprietary archive. Other innovations such as AccuClone™ disk imaging, Automatic Copy Verification™, SmartSense™ disk detection, and support for creating a fully bootable backup on a portable USB drive continue to make Casper faster, more reliable, and more convenient to use.

In 2009, Casper Secure™ Drive Backup for PGP® Whole Disk Encryption* was released, followed in 2012 by Casper Secure Drive Backup for Windows® BitLocker® Drive Encryption and Casper Secure 3.0 Server Edition. Updated in 2013, Casper Secure Drive Backup remains the only PC backup solution to confront the problems affecting users of drive encryption technologies. Maintaining 100% compliance with data security directives throughout the backup and restoration process, Casper Secure is the easiest and fastest backup and recovery solution for small businesses and large enterprises using drive encryption technology.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, FSS also has offices in Atlanta, GA and Columbus, OH



* Now also known as Symantec™ Drive Encryption and Symantec Endpoint Encryption