Raxco

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Raxco Software Inc. is a Gaithersburg, Maryland software company. Founded in 1978,[1] the company's products have been sold internationally.[2]

Raxco transitioned from its 1980s[3] and 1990s VAX[4] (VMS)[5] and OpenVMS[6][7] software product line, and did a Management buyout[8] to become a private,[1] independent company after

  • first being swallowed up by Axent Technologies Inc,[9]
  • which was acquired by Symantec[10]
  • which then dropped some of its acquisitions in 2001[11]
  • in time to begin its change of course from VAX/VMS to the PC/Server world in 2003.[12]
Raxco Software, Inc.
Industry Software
Founded 1978
Products

PerfectDisk, PerfectUpdater,
PerfectRegistry, PerfectGuard, InstantRescue,

PerfectFileRecovery
Website www.raxco.com

History[edit]

During the 1980s,[13] using the collective name RAXCO Rabbit Software,[14] the company marketed a series of nine software packages for the VAX:

  • Resource Accounting
  • Capacity Planner / Performance Analyzer
  • Disk Monitor
  • High-Speed Backup
  • Disk-Optimizer [15]
  • Report Generator
  • System Accelerator[16]

1990s[edit]

Raxco's VAX product line was still active in the 1990s,[17] even as it was building and expanding its PC Product line.[18]

Somewhat beyond[edit]

By 2003 the PC desktop and server market became the company's focus.[19]

Today[edit]

Now a 30+ year old[14][20][21] software company, [22][1] among its present competitors are:

Product line[edit]

Aside from PerfectDisk, the company also markets:

  • PerfectUpdater - improves system stability/minimizes hardware conflicts by detecting/installing appropriate drivers for unknown devices[23]
  • PerfectRegistry - Fix registry errors that slow down booting up[24][25]
  • PerfectGuard - Blocks/removes spyware, helps protect privacy[26]
  • InstantRescue - quicker rollback/system restore
  • PerfectFileRecovery - an advanced undelete tool

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Company Overview of Raxco Software, Inc". 
  2. ^ Japanese site: "PowerX PerfectDisk". 
  3. ^ "RABBIT Software from RAXCO ... speed up response times, .. improve your through-put without having to purchase more (hardware)" "Snippet view". Computer Descisions. 1983. 
  4. ^ "Raxco Rabbit Software, Monitors DEC VAX, Provides graphics analysis.." Computerworld. October 19, 1987. 
  5. ^ pre-OpenVMS
  6. ^ "Raxco optimizes OpenVMS". Computerworld. October 24, 1994. p. 84. 
  7. ^ "In 1991, Digital announced that the VAX/VMS operating system would ..."Michael D Duffy (2002). Getting Started with OpenVMS: A Guide for New Users. ISBN 0080507352. 
  8. ^ led by Robert Nolan "Raxco Has Innovative Recipe for NT Market". , who back in 1991 – 1993 "Developed and managed channel sales partners for Raxco software products throughout Europe and Asia." "Robert Nolan". 
  9. ^ "Axent: digital bodyguards". Forbes. May 20, 1998. 
  10. ^ "Symantec Will Purchase Axent in $975 Million Stock Transaction". The New York Times. July 28, 2000. 
  11. ^ "What makes PassGo interesting is that it was founded in 1983 and was then acquired by Axent. Axent was then taken over by Symantec, and then in 2001 the original founders did a management buyout and got the company back again." Trevor Eddolls (December 17, 2007). "SOA still offering availability". 
  12. ^ "Raxco is a noted name in the business of disk defragmentation." Jeremy Moskowitz (2006). Group Policy, Profiles, and IntelliMirror for Windows 2003, Windows .. ISBN 0470113219. 
  13. ^ "RABBIT Software from RAXCO ... speed up response times, .. improve your through-put without having to purchase more (hardware)" "Snippet view". Computer Descisions. 1983. 
  14. ^ a b "Raxco Rabbit Software, Monitors DEC VAX, Provides graphics analysis.." Computerworld. October 19, 1987. 
  15. ^ prior to PerfectDisk, which came a decade or so later!
  16. ^ full title: V.A.S.T. - VAX Accelerator Software Technology
  17. ^ "Raxco optimizes OpenVMS". Computerworld. October 24, 1994. p. 84. 
  18. ^ "Raxco presents new PerfectDisk 2000". PC Magazine. Ziff Davis. June 8, 1999. 
  19. ^ "Raxco is a noted name in the business of disk defragmentation."Jeremy Moskowitz (2006). Group Policy, Profiles, and IntelliMirror for Windows 2003, Windows .. ISBN 0470113219. 
  20. ^ UK Trademark 1351517 RAXCO RABBIT SOFTWARE - British Trademark database "UK Trademark 1351517 RAXCO RABBIT SOFTWARE". 
  21. ^ Blurb from a multi-national software reseller from this and other software companies "QBS Software". 
  22. ^ Bloomberg reports "Founded in 1978" - marking 40 years in 2018
  23. ^ introduced 2011 "RAXCO Markets New Product "Perfectupdater"". 
  24. ^ Reviewed in "Review: PerfectRegistry aims to speed up your PC". PCworld. March 20, 2013. 
  25. ^ noting that it "automatically creates a system restore point before fixing anything so you can undo the changes if needed."
  26. ^ Trademark file June 20, 2012 "PERFECTGUARD Trademark of Raxco Software, Inc".