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SOS Builds on Online Backup Technology Leadership

Cliff Boodoosingh on March 03, 2009
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA – March 3, 2009 – SOS Online Backup, a global leader in online backup technology, saw rapid expansion in the sales and integration of its online and local data backup solution during the past year. While worldwide sales of data protection and security software are projected to remain flat during 2009, internet related services are now so ingrained in the daily lives of businesses and consumers that they will hold up relatively well compared to other areas of the economy, according to the January 2009 IBIS World Recession Briefing.

 In 2008, SOS Online Backup experienced a four-fold increase in global sales, and expanded distribution through more than 300 resellers. In addition, the company announced the integration of its award-winning online backup technology in two of the leading security and data protection software suites – Webroot Spyware Sweeper and Integrated Security Essentials and BitDefender Total Security 2009. SOS Online Backup received the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award and has been the recipient of this award since 2006. Review can be read here: (,2817,2286309,00.asp)

 “The momentum in the online backup market continues unabated,” said Ken Shaw, Chief Technology Officer of SOS Online Backup. “Despite the global economic crisis, we see opportunities expanding around securing and protecting valuable personal and business information. With cloud computing achieving increasing dominance and acceptance, we are seeing enormous growth in the take-up of online backup across verticals in the enterprise, SME, and even consumer spaces.”

 The SOS Universal Backup System™ provides features such as:

    * Online backup – best-in-class online backup supported by SOS’s global datagrid;
    * Local backup – SOS comes with a fully integrated local backup solution, allowing users to back up an entire computer, or an entire network to any local medium (external disk etc);
    * Physical media upload – “seed” the remote backup by sending encrypted data on a DVD and avoid sending large amounts of data over the wire or have SOS send a drive to you;
    * LiveProtect™ – backup as soon as a change is detected – SOS bundles free integrated Continuous Data Protection;
    * Enterprise compression and transfer systems – SOS backs up new and changed files only; significantly reducing backup and performance degradation.  SOS also bundles built-in open file backup, and resumable transfer;
    * Global roaming – access data anywhere through a browser or a mobile device;
    * Archiving – every version of every protected file is kept until the user deletes it, unlike other platforms that delete the file from the cloud if deleted from the user’s machine;
    * Unlimited versioning – SOS keeps every version of every file;
    * Account sharing between multiple machine at no extra charge;

 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.

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