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BitDefender Teams Up With SOS for Online Backup

Cliff Boodoosingh on April 09, 2008
 

Partnership Delivers Online Data Loss Prevention Services to Businesses and Consumers
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - April 8, 2008) - BitDefender®, an award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions provider, and SOS Online Backup™, an industry leader in online data loss prevention solutions, have joined forces to deliver an integrated online storage, backup, and recovery solution that protects BitDefender's business and consumer customers against data loss or deletion due to harmful Internet attacks and system failures.

Offered as BitDefender Online Backup, the service provides BitDefender's customers with the latest in online, offsite storage and backup technology allowing customers to quickly, easily, and cost effectively protect their valuable data. SOS's innovative technology backs up files to a global network of data centers powered by SOS Servers. The data is compressed using SOS ShrinkRAP™ delta compression prior to transfer ensuring only binary changes made to the files are sent over the network, significantly reducing bandwidth consumption, and allowing the user to store an unlimited number of versions of any given file.

Starting with BitDefender Total Security 2009 -- scheduled for release later this year -- BitDefender home users can use the online backup capabilities through the seamlessly integrated backup module. Customers of earlier versions may complement and complete their proactive protection by adding BitDefender Online Backup as an option.

"At BitDefender, we are focused on proactive protection," said Vince Hwang, BitDefender director of product management. "Under this vision, proactive protection goes beyond just security. It also considers the integrity of the data. By working with SOS Online Backup, not only do we offer our customers an industry leading proactive security solution, but also integrated continuous real-time backup of any file that offers peace of mind from data loss that can occur from internet threats, system failures, and unforeseen disasters."

BitDefender Online Backup will be made available to business customers as both a stand-alone solution and as part of a comprehensive business suite. BitDefender Online Backup for businesses will be offered in various storage capacity subscription models, with support for an unlimited number of users. Customers can choose the amount of storage that is right for their organization to start and can easily upgrade their storage space from time to time as their needs grow.

"At SOS Tech, our mission is to help consumers, small businesses, and enterprises properly protect the investment they've made in their data quickly, easily, and cost effectively," said Ken Shaw, Director of Engineering. "By partnering with BitDefender, we are able to provide our award-winning capabilities to a greater audience, and couple it with award-winning security solutions."

For more information on BitDefender, please visit http://www.bitdefender.com/.

About BitDefender®

BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since our inception in 2001, BitDefender has continued to raise the bar and set new standards in proactive threat prevention. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe--giving them the peace of mind of knowing that their digital experiences will be secure. BitDefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in more than 100 countries worldwide. More information is available at http://www.bitdefender.com/.

About SOS Online Backup™

SOS Online Backup has developed a revolutionary technology for secure, web-based offsite backup. The software was developed when dial up was the main source of Internet access; therefore the technology only calculates and sends file changes since the previous backup. This process dramatically reduces the time spent backing up customer files and allows the user to store an unlimited number of versions for each file. In addition, the software allows users to select a personalized schedule for backing up files. Users can select from updating files monthly, weekly, daily or maintaining continuous file protection. In 2006 PC Magazine, PC Authority, PC Pro, PC User and Tucows gave SOS their editor's choice awards and recommendations. With 6 global data facilities worldwide and offices on 4 continents, SOS is active 24 hours a day.

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