IBM (NYSE:IBM) has expanded its Express Advantage portfolio of solutions for midsize businesses. The new offerings include a secure offsite data backup and recovery service, and an e-mail continuity and archiving service.

IBM's business continuity solutions include Remote Data Protection Express, an automatic, turnkey service for distributed or remote environments; and Data Retention and Archival E-Mail Management Express, a portfolio of e-mail continuity and archiving solutions. Security offerings include Express Penetration Testing Services for uncovering vulnerabilities by simulating a real network attack; Express Multi-Function Security Bundle for do-it-yourself protection against network threats, Express Managed Multi-Function Security Bundle for a fully managed solution; and Express Managed Protection Services for Servers, which offers protection for servers from an array of threats, as well as monitoring and management services.

"These latest Express Advantage offerings combined with the industry skills and local delivery capabilities of our worldwide business partner community are helping mid-market companies solve their toughest business challenges and innovate for success in today's global marketplace," Steve Solazzo, general manager of IBM General Business, said in a statement.