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Online Backup Leader Carbonite Gets PTPA Seal of Approval

Cliff Boodoosingh, Editor-in-Chief on January 26, 2012
Carbonite Home Earns Coveted "Parent Tested Parent Approved" (PTPA) Seal of Approval

BOSTON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Carbonite, Inc., a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses, announced that Carbonite Home has been awarded the PTPA Winner's Seal of Approval. PTPA Media has North America's largest volunteer parent testing community, with over 40,000 parents.

Carbonite Home was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA(TM) Seal. With independent parent volunteers evaluating products in their own homes, PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience. The PTPA Media(TM) Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value. Consumers looking for high-quality products and services rely on the PTPA Winner's Seal as evidence of product excellence.

"At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust, and this year, we have identified Carbonite Home as such a trusted product," said Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. "When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers. Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless."

As part of the product evaluation process, PTPA Reviewers offered additional insight on their user experience with Carbonite Home, which included:

As a blogger and a mom with lots of pictures on my computer, this product is priceless to me. I would be lost if I were to lose everything on my PC.

Carbonite is very user friendly and easy to navigate. I found it much easier to use than other programs I have used in the past.

It was incredibly functional, and I was impressed with how seamless it was. With so many important files, I wouldn't have it any other way and I appreciate Carbonite realized this and made sure everything was as effortless as possible.

I would recommend this product. For a small annual fee you have your main files on your computer backed up to the cloud and accessible anywhere.

"Carbonite online backup services are designed to enable our customers to easily and securely back up the data they want to protect - from priceless family photos and videos to music and email to important records and digital files. We are pleased to be recognized by PTPA Media with this honor," said Tom Murray, SVP of Marketing at Carbonite.

About CarboniteCarbonite, Inc. /quotes/zigman/6170812/quotes/nls/carb CARB +1.26% , is a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses. Subscribers in more than 100 countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable, unlimited and secure online backup solutions with anytime, anywhere data access. Carbonite's online backup solution runs on both the Windows and Mac platforms. The company has backed up more than 100 billion files, restored more than 7 billion files and currently backs up more than 200 million files each day. For more information, please visit ,,, or

About PTPA Media Inc.PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company's mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes. PTPA CEO, Sharon Vinderine has appeared on over 40 morning shows as a reliable source for the latest and greatest in family products. The media and parents alike trust the collective opinion that PTPA Media represents. For more information visit .


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