BOSTON (PRESS RELEASE – March 12, 2009) – Carbonite Inc., the leading provider of online backup services for consumers and small businesses, today announces the addition of remote file access to its award-winning online backup service. Beginning March 16, all customers using Carbonite Online Backup can access their files via the Internet from any computer with Internet access and a browser.
The remote access feature adds a layer of convenience to the Carbonite Online Backup service, as subscribers will be able to access their backed up data – anytime, anywhere. Users simply log on to carbonite.com and go to the remote access tab on the navigation bar, where they can securely download individual files – no plugins or other software are needed.
“Remote access is a feature our users have been eager for us to include because it gives them the freedom to access their backed-up files even when they’re not at home,” said David Friend, co-founder and CEO of Carbonite. “We continue to add features that directly address what consumers want and need. Remote access is one of several enhancements we’ve made recently, and we have more exciting product developments coming in the near future.”
Also beginning March 16, Carbonite Online Backup will be available for the new price of $54.95 per year. This includes unlimited backup plus remote file access, file versioning, backup scheduling and additional features such as restore search, which helps users easily find backed-up versions of lost files for a quicker restore. Restore search is part of Carbonite version 3.7 and is currently being rolled out to all Carbonite customers.
Carbonite launched its Online Backup service in May 2006. Carbonite’s industry-first offer of unlimited backup space for a flat low price revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services. Since 2006, the company has backed up more than 25 billion files, has restored more than 2 billion lost files for its customers and has a large data center where capacity is measured in petabytes. There are Carbonite users in more than 120 countries.
Founded in 2005, Carbonite believes that computer users should not have to think about backup. The company’s mission is to provide an affordable, reliable, secure and easy-to-use solution for the mainstream computer user. Carbonite is available to consumers and small businesses through numerous channels, including its corporate Web site, major US retailers and international distributors. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com.