SOS Enhances Online Backup Solution To Meet SMB’s Data Protection Needs

Los Angeles (PRESS RELEASE – March 15, 2010) — Taking steps to address the increasingly critical data protection needs of small businesses, SOS Online Backup, a global leader in online backup technology, today announced enhancements to SOS Universal Backupâ„¢ with LiveProtectâ„¢, which enables small businesses to back up data across multiple destinations at multiple times.

By backing up data to six global datacenters, SOS enables SMBs to backup their entire network — from their Microsoft Outlook to their financial documents. SOS Universal Backup with LiveProtectâ„¢, enables SMBs to monitor their files, and be assured of continuous real-time data protection. SOS backs up the data offsite automatically, keeping an unlimited version history giving SMB owners the ability to roll-back at any time.

Some of the enhanced features and key differentiators between SOS and other competitive business products include:

Free Integrated Local Backup – SOS offers SMBs more than just online, offsite access to data, enabling a complete local backup suite where businesses can securely back up any file to any local medium, whether it’s an external hard drive, a local network connection, a flash memory stick or an iPod.

Unlimited Versioning and Archiving – SOS is a leader in protecting against the source of over 80% of data loss – accidental deletion. SOS assures businesses that every version of every file is kept forever, unlike other online backup systems that delete files from a backup when they are deleted from the computer – either intentionally or accidentally. With other providers of backup solutions that refuse to keep such files, all backups of that file will be deleted once a file is deleted from a drive, or a back up of the new version is stopped.

Physical Media Upload – SOS uniquely addresses the needs of SMBs that have large amounts of data and an unpredictable Internet connection which could take weeks to complete the initial backup of data. SOS offers an exclusive Physical Media Upload (PMU) service to avoid this frustration, providing businesses with an external drive in which to copy data. After SOS engineers transfer the data to business’ servers, future backups are quick and easy.

Global Roaming Access – SOS ensures that businesses will always be able to retrieve critical files by backing up data regularly to the SOS Backup Server Grid. This allows businesses to access data from any computer with a web browser, unlike other backup systems that will only restore to the same computer that created the backup.

Access Files with Your Mobile Phone – Addressing the increasing use of mobile devices, SOS enables users of an iPhone or other WAP-enabled mobile phone (including the BlackBerry) to access data from anywhere and at anytime.

“SOS understands that when it comes to the needs of small businesses, online backup is invaluable, and we’ve taken steps to deliver a solution that offers SMBs more features designed to improve accessibility, flexibility and security of their data,” said Ken Shaw, CEO of SOS Online Backup. “Our latest multi-destination, multi-schedule enhancements assure SMBs that all of the data their business depends on is completely protected and readily accessible.”

SOS’s online backup solution is a software-as-a-service billed at a low monthly subscription, making their advanced data protection affordable for any small to mid-sized business.

About SOS Online Backup

Established in 2001, SOS Online Backup is a pioneer of cloud storage technology. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, SOS Online Backup delivers simple, powerful and inexpensive online data backup for more than one million consumers, small businesses and enterprises worldwide. SOS Online Backup provides continuous protection and security for customers’ valuable data investments, with set apart features that include multiple redundancy and off-continental storage. SOS Online Backup has been the recipient of the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award since 2006 and is Laptop Magazine Editors’ Choice.

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