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SpiderOak Online Backup/Sync Service Breaks the $5 Barrier

Cliff Boodoosingh on May 19, 2009
CHICAGO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Online data manager SpiderOak today announced a six-hour, 50%-off "Economic Recovery Special" that will make its online backup, storage, sync and file sharing service available for under $5/month for 2 to 100 GB of data and under $5/month for each additional 100 GB increment for users signing one-year contracts. The promotion - running from 10am to 4pm EST (3pm to 9pm GMT) on May 20th only - can be redeemed by entering the promotion code "recovery" during new user setup or when upgrading an existing account.

Standard SpiderOak pricing - including backup, storage, sync, file sharing and remote file access from any Internet-enabled device - is free for the first 2 GB, $10/month from 2 to 100 GB, and $10/month for each additional 100 GB increment for an unlimited number of devices.

SpiderOak is the only online data storage provider that enables users to store, backup, sync, access and share files from any combination of Windows, Mac and Linux computers as well as external storage media in a single account. All data is stored in a central storage repository, accessible from any device in the user's virtual personal network, and protected by "zero-knowledge" encryption that prevents even SpiderOak employees from viewing user information including file and folder names.

The sync portion of the service allows documents, music, photos, movies and other files to be sync'd automatically and continuously across Windows, Mac and Linux platforms to ensure that changes in designated folders on a given machine are replicated across all devices. No changes to the user's existing folder structure are required.

Advanced de-duping available exclusively from SpiderOak cuts backup/sync time by as much as 90%, as well as reducing storage costs by conserving space. The service also offers other unique features including perpetual file and version storage even for older and deleted files, and the ability to aggregate multiple devices in one account to take advantage of bulk storage rates. Multiple redundancy strategies and an automated stress testing and verification system protect customers against data loss.

About SpiderOak

SpiderOak provides innovative cloud-based personal data management services that simplify the process of backing up, accessing, organizing, sharing and synchronizing data from any number of computers or external storage media. The company's solution suite protects users against data loss, permits browser-based access to information from the user's personal computing devices from any Internet-enabled computer, ensures common file availability across multiple user machines with automatic sync'ing, offers password-protected 'ShareRooms' for easy family/friend/colleague access, and provides a variety of technical advantages for efficient and cost-effective data management. For more information, visit

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