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SOS Online Backup Gets Top Marks From Laptop Magazine Review

Cliff Boodoosingh on May 08, 2010
Leading IT Publication Ranks SOS as Offering One of the Most Robust Feature Sets of Any Service

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA – May 06, 2010 – SOS Online Backup, a global leader in online backup technology, announced today that LAPTOP magazine, a leading IT publication, ranked SOS the easiest online backup service to use, as well as the most feature-rich. SOS was also lauded as having the ability to back up as many versions of a file as you like and the ability to use SOS’s integrated solution to back up to an external storage device to further protect data. Unlike other services, SOS holds unlimited versions of files which allow users to retrieve any version of the file they want to. Full review can be read here:

“We are very proud of the products that we have designed, and we are thrilled that LAPTOP magazine has honored us again with this recognition,” said Ken Shaw, CEO of SOS Online Backup. “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 by offering integrated continuous real-time backup of any file; SOS offers peace of mind from data loss that can occur from internet threats, system failures, and unforeseen disasters.” 

Using SOS, businesses and home-users alike can backup any data, any time, from any destination. Users can back up important files daily to the SOS Server, back up an entire computer to an external drive weekly or backup music files to an iPod hourly. Users can also engage LiveProtect™ to have SOS watch their files, and provide continuous real-time data protection. Once a customer saves a file, SOS backs it up offsite invisibly and automatically, keeping an unlimited version history that lets users roll-back to any point in time.

 Distinguishing features of SOS Online Backup include:

    * Continuous Data Protection – Users can engage Live Protect™ to have SOS backup files as soon as a change is detected.
    * Physical Media Upload – Allows users to “seed” the remote backup by sending encrypted data on a hard drive and avoid sending large amounts of data over the wire.
    * Unlimited Number of Computers – SOS allows users to backup as many computers as they want using just one account.
    * Enhanced Security & Privacy – SOS uses a three-tiered encryption system which encrypts data on the user’s computer, again in transit and finally when at rest in storage.
    * Enterprise Compression & 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.
    * Unlimited Versioning & Archiving – SOS keeps every version of every protected file until the user deletes it, unlike many other online backup platforms that delete the file from the cloud, if deleted from the user’s machine.
    * Intelligent File Filters – Allows users to backup the files they want using the SOS pre-sets or they can schedule their own inclusion/exclusion rules.
    * Flexible Scheduling – SOS allows users to schedule backups that best fit their needs, whether it’s monthly, weekly, daily, hourly or instantly – without impacting system performance.
    * One Click File & Folder Sharing – From inside the SOS MyAccount portal, users can share files, photos and videos with anyone with an email address.
    * Global Roaming Access – Data is backed-up daily to the SOS Backup Server Grid, allowing users to access data anywhere in the world using a web-browser.

For more information or to download SOS Online Backup, please visit

 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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