SharePoint management software provider Idera has made available SharePoint Backup 2.8 for backup and recovery of content. The new version provides this capability for SharePoint 2010, as well as giving admins the ability to restore data from SharePoint Server 2007 backup sets in SharePoint 2010 environments, according to the company’s announcement.

Further, the new software complies with the U.S. FIPS 140 Federal Information Processing standard, so government agencies and contractors can be confident using the new version, which costs US$1,495 per server.

“As organizations make the move to SharePoint 2010, ensuring that SharePoint content is safely backed up before and after the transition is absolutely imperative,” said Rick Pleczko, president and CEO of Idera, in a statement.