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Online Backup Specialist, Carbonite Announces Partnership with WinZip

Cliff Booodoosingh on April 08, 2008
Partnership Brings Online Backup Offers to WinZip Customers

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carbonite, Inc. and WinZip Computing today announced a one-year contract under which Carbonite Online Backup service will be offered to WinZip’s customer base. The agreement follows a series of successful promotions carried out between the two companies during 2007. These promotions, which offered WinZip customers favorable terms on subscriptions to Carbonite Online Backup, generated much interest among the WinZip community and resulted in a boost in subscriptions for Carbonite. During the course of 2008, WinZip customers can expect to see quarterly promotions for Carbonite.

“WinZip customers seem to like our relationship with Carbonite and have reacted favorably to the Carbonite subscription offers,” said Edwin Siebesma, President of WinZip Computing. “This relationship has been very attractive for both companies and we’re looking forward to even better results on our upcoming joint marketing efforts.”

With Carbonite Online Backup, subscribers can protect all their important files against catastrophic data loss by backing up files quickly and easily in a secure offsite location. Using the same encryption as banks, Carbonite offers unlimited, automatic online back up for photos, music, emails, financial records, videos, documents and more. The combination of Carbonite and WinZip allows for an added layer of security on extra sensitive files by giving users the option to zip and encrypt their files with WinZip before backing them up with Carbonite.

“WinZip has millions of users around the world,” David Friend, Carbonite CEO and founder said. “The fact that Carbonite is available in 11 languages makes us a good fit for WinZip’s very large international user base. Also, WinZip is a superb product that has been around for many years and earned the trust of countless users. We are flattered that WinZip would lend the weight of their trusted brand to Carbonite, and we will not let them down.”

About WinZip Computing

Founded in 1991, WinZip is located in Mansfield, Conn. and was recently acquired by Corel Corporation. WinZip Computing offers the world's most popular Zip utility for Windows, WinZip, along with WinZip Self-Extractor and WinZip E-Mail Companion. For more information, please visit

Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software with more than 100 million users worldwide. The Company's product portfolio includes some of the world's most popular and widely recognized software brands. Designed to help people become more productive and express their creative potential, Corel's software strives to set a higher standard for value with full-featured products that are easier to learn and use. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corel's leadership in software innovation, design and value.

Corel's products are sold in more than 75 countries through a well-established network of international resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, online providers and Corel's global websites. The Company's headquarters are located in Ottawa, Canada with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China and Japan. For more information, please visit

About Carbonite

Carbonite launched its Online PCBackup™ 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. So far the company has backed up more than three billion files, has restored more than 200 million lost files for its customers and has a large data center where capacity is measured in petabytes. There are Carbonite users in nearly 100 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 business through numerous channels, including its corporate Web site, major US retailers and international distributors. For more information, please visit

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