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SOS Online Backup Named Editors' Choice by LAPTOP Magazine

Cliff Boodoosingh on November 14, 2009
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- SOS Online Backup, a global leader in online backup technology, announced today that it has been named Editors' Choice by LAPTOP magazine for its flexibility, multilevel security, file-sharing capabilities, and simultaneous data storage to the cloud and physical media. SOS Online Backup allows users the flexibility and power to create a personalized backup that meets their individual needs. Review can be read here: (

Using SOS, customers can backup any data, any time, to any destination. Users can back up important files daily to the SOS Server, back up an entire computer to an external hard drive weekly or backup music files to an iPod hourly. Users can also engage LiveProtect(TM) 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(TM) 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.

"SOS Online Backup is thrilled to be named Editors' Choice by LAPTOP magazine," said Ken Shaw, Chief Technology Officer of SOS Online Backup. "This is another validation of SOS's ability to deliver not only the best value, but also the most flexible and personalized online backup solution that secures and protects our customers' valuable personal and business information."

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

About SOS Online Backup

SOS Online Backup is a leading provider of cloud storage technology. SOS Online Backup delivers simple, powerful and inexpensive online data backup for consumers, small businesses and enterprises worldwide. Operating a global backup network, 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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