Carbonite to Enter Into Business Associate Agreements with HIPAA-Compliant
Businesses Ahead of Federal Deadline
Carbonite will hold free webinars for resellers and small businesses on
HIPAA-compliant data protection
BOSTON, Sept. 3, 2013
BOSTON, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a
leading provider ofcloud solutionsthat keep small businesses and home
offices running smoothly,today announced that it will enter into Business
Associate Agreements with HIPAA-compliant businesses, providing the healthcare
industry with secure access to cloud backup services. Carbonite it is one of
the first cloud backup vendors to announce its compliance with the new federal
HIPAA regulations, which become effective on September 23, 2013.
Changes in Federal HIPAA Regulations
Companies that create, receive, maintain or transmit protected health
information on behalf of a covered entity are now considered business
associates under the new federal regulations. Carbonite supports the
compliance requirements of covered entities by implementing administrative,
physical and technical safeguards to protect the backed up data of its
Business and BusinessPremier customers.
New HIPAA Features for Carbonite Business Customers
oBusiness Associate Agreement: Carbonite's Business Associate Agreement
(BAA) is based on the federal government's standard, so customers can rest
easy knowing their backed up data is secure and meets Business Associate
compliance requirements. To request a copy of Carbonite's BAA, please call
1-855-CARB-BIZ or send an email to BusinessSales@carbonite.com.
oAdministrative, Physical and Technical Safeguards: The HIPAA Security Rule
establishes national standards to protect individuals' electronic personal
health information that is created, received, used or maintained by a
covered entity. Carbonite has implemented the appropriate administrative,
physical and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity
and security of its HIPAA-compliant customers' electronic protected health
oRemote File Access: All Carbonite Business users can experience the
convenience of having their files at their fingertips with Carbonite's
Anytime, Anywhere Access, provided the user is not managing their own
encryption key. Anytime, Anywhere Access allows people to access their
backed up files from nearly any internet-connected device, either by
signing into Carbonite.com on any computer or using the free Carbonite
Mobile app for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. Files can be
downloaded, saved and emailed, so employees can access their own backed up
files – whether they're at home, in the office or on the road.
Carbonite Business Offers Affordable Backup Options for Every Office
Carbonite's flexible and scalable solutions can protect businesses of all
sizes, from a two-dentist practice to a medical office with 100 employees or
more. Carbonite Business automatically backs up an unlimited number of
computers for an annual flat fee of $229.99 with 250GB of storage included,
whileCarbonite BusinessPremier backs up an unlimited number of computers and
servers with 500GB of storage included for $599.99 per year. As businesses
(and data) grow, it's easy to add additional storage packs, new users and
devices to their Carbonite accounts.
Carbonite has scheduled webinars to educate resellers and small businesses on
data protection under the new federal HIPAA regulations:
oCarbonite Resellers & HIPAA: Thursday, September 26, 2013. 12 – 1pm ET.
Description: In this webinar, you'll learn about how Carbonite Business can
help you protect your healthcare industry clients' data, while helping them
with their HIPAA compliance. We'll discuss therecent changes to the HIPAA
standards, how it affects you and your clients, and how Carbonite can help.
To register, visit http://cbnt.it/174E2eU.
oCarbonite for Healthcare Small Businesses: Tuesday, October 1, 2013. 12 –
Description: In this webinar, you'll learn about how you can use Carbonite
Business to protect the data in your healthcare organization, to ensure
ongoing HIPAA compliance. We'll discuss therecent changes to the HIPAA
standards, how it affects you and how Carbonite can help. To register, visit
Looking for more information? Contact the Carbonite Business team at
1-855-CARB-BIZ or send an email to BusinessTeam@carbonite.com.
Carbonite(NASDAQ: CARB) keeps small businesses and home offices running
smoothly. Carbonite offers a comprehensive suite of affordable services for
data protection, recovery and anywhere, anytime access. More than 1.5 million
customers, including 50,000 small businesses, trust Carbonite's secure,
easy-to-usecloud backup solutionsand award-winning U.S.-based customer
support. For more information, please visitCarbonite.com, connect with us on
Twitter@carboniteand @carbonitebiz, or visit ourFacebook page.
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