Carbonite Expands Functionality to Deliver Better Cloud Backup for Higher
New Features Enhance Backup Management and Search Functionality to Increase
Ease-of-Use for Faculty and Staff
BOSTON, Dec. 6, 2012
BOSTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading
provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small to medium sized
businesses, today announced that it has added new features to its Carbonite
Business suite to better meet the backup needs of the higher education market.
Based on feedback from current education customers, the new Groups and Search
features will provide an institution with easier management for the cloud
backups of their users and devices.
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"When you work at a college or university, your computer likely holds
important information and documents that are vital to your department – from
student records and research documents to tuition reports," said Pete Lamson,
SVP of Cloud Backup, Carbonite. "We have taken strides to ensure Carbonite is
the better cloud backup plan for colleges or universities by adding new
features designed with their needs in mind. Now, our education customers can
more easily manage their institution's backup at a price that will fit their
The new features added to Carbonite cloud backup include Groups and Search.
The features are the first of several new enhancements planned for the
education sector and are also helpful for small businesses with multiple
locations or departments.
oGroups allows admins to group users together so that they can easily
locate and better manage the backups of specific groups. For example,
backups can be categorized by staff, faculty, departments or other
preferred segmentations within an institution.
oSearch allows admins to search for individual users, computers or groups
within the organization rather than manually looking through lists.
"Today's faculty and staff work digitally and with increased mobility, so
Carbonite's anytime, anywhere access ensures they can remotely access their
files from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device, regardless of if
they forget a research document in the office or left their laptop at home,"
added Lamson. "Plus, considering how many documents they may be working on at
any time, continuous backup for all of an institution's on and off campus
staff and faculty is key."
Cloud Backup for Colleges and Universities
Carbonite allows offices, departments, faculty and staff, as well as small
business to back up data from an unlimited number of computers, external hard
drives, NAS devices and Windows servers, with Carbonite Business plans
starting at just $229 per year. To help businesses avoid the cumbersome
process of manually backing up and storing data offsite, installation for
Carbonite Business is fast and easy, and backing up happens automatically and
continually in the background. Carbonite Business also offers additional
advanced features, including:
oWeb-based administrative dashboard: This simple dashboard can be accessed
from any computer connected to the Internet and lets the manager check the
backup status for multiple computers, invite new users, monitor the whole
department, college or university's backup storage level and purchase
additional storage, if needed. The new Groups and Search features are
accessible from the dashboard.
oAnytime, Anywhere Access: Users can access their backed up files from any
Web browser or from a smartphone or tablet. So whether a faculty member
has an office on campus or off, their files will be backed up and
oExternal hard drive and NAS (network attached storage) backup: Colleges,
universities and businesses can add files and folders saved on an external
drive to their online backup and also back up their NAS device.
oWindows Server backup: With Carbonite BusinessPremier, users can also back
up servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2011.
oPrivate Encryption Key Management: Users have the option to manage their
own private encryption key for any Windows computer, NAS device or Windows
To learn more about how Carbonite Business can help assist colleges and
universities with cloud backup, please contact the Higher Education team at
866-596-7988 or HigherEd@carbonite.com.
Carbonite Business: http://www.carbonite.com/business/
Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), is a leading provider of online backup
solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses. Subscribers in
more than 100 countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable
and secure online backup solutions with anytime, anywhere data access.
Carbonite's online backup solution runs on both the Windows and Mac platforms.
The company has backed up nearly 200 billion files, restored more than 7
billion files and currently backs up more than 300 million files each day. For
more information, please visit www.carbonite.com, twitter.com/carbonite,
twitter.com/carbonitebiz, or facebook.com/CarboniteOnlineBackup.
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