AVG Partners with SOS Online Backup Parent Company, Infrascale

April 15, 2013

Infrascale has partnered with AVG Technologies N.V., provider of internet and mobile security, privacy, and optimization in a strategic agreement to produce additional security-related opportunities benefiting SMBs.

Read the official press release here. 

This partnership will allow the two firms to drive long-term development of AVG’s data protection services. SOS Online Backup has been a market leader in online backup and business continuity since its launch in 2001. AVG provides internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization to 146 million users.

“Today’s announcement represents the culmination of many months’ careful assessment of the market to find the right associate for the long-term development of data protection services,” said Mike Foreman, General Manager, SMB, AVG Technologies. “In selecting Infrascale we believe we have found a partner whose established industry profile and credentials within the small business channel are an ideal fit to help broaden our range of data protection and security services in this space.”

SOS Online Backup has excelled in the data protection market due to its commitment to security and scalability. This makes the alignment with AVG an ideal opportunity to introduce market-leading data security features and products to businesses around the globe.

“AVG is a globally respected brand with one of the largest active user bases of any security company in the market,” said Kenneth Shaw, CEO of Infrascale. “What makes the prospect of working together so exciting is how closely their focus on providing small business services that are simple-to-use, reliable and channel-friendly is aligned to our own.”

Look for further announcements from AVG and Infrascale in the coming months as we roll out new products and development plans for online data security products for SMBs and the IT channel.


Backup for free and prepare for Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012

The eastern seaboard of the United States is about to get hit with wind, rain, and possible power outages and flooding. We hope that if you’re in the path of Hurricane Sandy, you’ve evacuated safely and have reached higher ground.  For those of us who aren’t in the immediate path of Hurricane Sandy, this is a sobering reminder that disaster can strike at any time.

Protecting your home is the most important task – boarding up windows and tying down furniture is key to prevent as much damage as possible. What isn’t so obvious, however, is how to protect important digital files that you keep on your home and business computers (and external drives).

Disaster preparedness doesn’t have to cost a lot. Take advantage of our free 14 day trial to back up 50GB of your data and restore it to any PC or Mac. There is no commitment to purchase and no credit card required for download.

Click here to download your free account:

Free 50GB of online backup

Restoring data is easy. If you need to download SOS Online Backup’s software again, it can be accessed on our downloads page. Click here to visit the downloads page.

Stay safe!

The SOS Team


SOS for Business Featured in PCMagazine’s Disaster Preparedness Series

September 12, 2012

PCMagazine.com is a go-to source for business and residential online backup information. As such, their writer, Samara Lynn has been hard at work at a disaster preparedness series for business. We’re very excited that she’s chosen to feature SOS for Business!

SOS for Business is renowned for its use of geographically separated data centers (in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and South Africa). PCMagazine makes note of this feature, as well as our military-grade encryption in their article “Disaster Preparedness: Executing the Plan”.

For businesses with highly-sensitive data, some backup providers can address any data security concerns. SOS for Business provides military grade encryption. The company uses a three-tiered approach when it comes to securing backups: data is encrypted locally on the computer before being transferred over an encrypted connection and finally copied to the SOS cloud where the file is kept, encrypted, in multiple, geographically-separated data centers. So your business data is getting a double-layer of redundancy. SOS offers an additional security option, UltraSafe, encrypts data with a private key that only the account-holder has access to, even the team at SOS can’t access the data.

There are some very exciting changes in the works to SOS for Business. Stay tuned, what’s already good about this software is about to become great!

Interested in trying out SOS for Business? Start your free 175GB, 14 day trial today!


Crowdsourcing online backup software features and solutions : SOS Partner Beta Group

September 10, 2012

Our engineering road map has always been a busy one. But what if it wasn’t the right one? What if it could have been made better, if we based it solely on what our customers and online backup reseller partners had to say? We’ve taken the “what if” out of the sentence and made this a reality by creating the SOS Partner Beta Group.

What is the SOS Partner Beta Group?

The SOS Partner Beta Group is a forum for and by our wholesale partners. Our partners, CEO, Product Manager, and Director of Marketing are constantly discussing and voting on features and products that our online backup solution should encompass. This is crowdsourcing at its best!

How does crowdsourcing work in the SOS Partner Beta Group? 

The SOS Partner Beta Group is a permission based group – so you do have to be a partner to join. Right now, there are over 40 features being voted on. Members of the SOS Partner Beta Group can even see which ones are planned and currently in development. New feature suggestions will be voted on and placed in our engineering development cycle to be worked on over the next 2 – 6 weeks. This process will keep going in order to create the best online backup software in the business.

Considering becoming an SOS Online Backup Partner? 

Are you not yet an SOS Online Backup partner, but you’d like to participate in a similar group? Don’t worry, we’ve got your covered. Be one of the first to start a discussion in our “Considering Becoming a Partner” forum. Submit your feature requests, suggestions, and thoughts today!


Another big update to our Android app: scheduled backup is here!

July 30, 2012

The newest version of SOS for Android adds a fantastic new feature: scheduled backup. Set your phone or tablet to automatically check for new items once per day and back them up to your private cloud. We also added an option to perform a backup each time the device is plugged into power.

Plus, there’s a new Favorites list! You can “star” any folder in your cloud to add it to Favorites for quick access.

If you have an Android device, you need SOS for Android on-board protecting your pictures, videos, music, apps, SD card and more.

The awesome download is here.

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SOS Online Backup for Business Version 5.3 is Here!

July 27, 2012

SOS Online Backup for Business Version 5.3 rolled out last week. On our quest to continue to develop award-winning online backup software, we’ve added several features that our business and enterprise users will find very, very useful.

  • IT administrators can now define and backup network locations
  • We have again improved the speed of initial backup
  • And, our engineers have made some code changes to improve the speed of subsequent backups

For our SOS online backup reseller partners, these changes have also been released to Online Backup & Recovery Manager. You can learn more by downloading the release notes in your Partner Dashboard.

If any of our existing business backup customers haven’t upgraded yet, you can do so for no charge! Just head over to our downloads page and upload the new version!

We’re continuing to develop enhancements and improvements to make your online backups easier, faster, and more intuitive. We love to get your feedback. Join the conversation in our new support centerand feel free to submit a feature request.


SOS Online Backup Releases Enhanced Backup and Restore Application for Android

June 26, 2012

At SOS our engineers have been hard at work perfecting, analyzing, and improving our Android backup and restore application. Since we first released the application earlier in 2012, a lot has changed (and gotten better)!

SOS for Android comes in two account sizes, depending on just how much storage you need. Keep in mind, the standard Android device storage is 15GB. Both are available in the Google Play store.

SOS: Android + PC Backup 5GB

This free Android backup application is available to existing SOS users as well as those who want to try SOS for free. There is no additional charge or licenses to download additional applications for backing up up to 5 additional devices. Use your existing SOS account!

SOS: Android + PC Backup 15GB

This Android backup application comes with 15GB for use on Android, PC, Mac, and even iPhones. This app is available for $4.95 in the Google Play store. It is free to download additional applications for backing up up to 5 additional devices. Use your existing SOS account to backup up to 5 devices.

SOS for Android has two primary functions: backup and restore. The Protect tool enables users to select which files on their device they would like to backup to their cloud. Pictures, videos, music and applications are backed up with a single tap on each. Other files on the device, including those on SD storage, can be selected as well. Also, unlike many services, including Dropbox and Google Drive, SOS uses “client-side” encryption in all cases – meaning files are always encoded and protected before being transferred over the Internet.

Restoring data is simple with the “My Cloud” function. In My Cloud, users have instant access to all of the files in their personal cloud including those from other devices and computers. Files can be downloaded then opened in any other app on the device for viewing or editing.

The new SOS for Android app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Current subscribers can access their existing account and new users can start a free trial in-app – new accounts can also be used to backup any other PCs, Macs or iPhones/iPads. Starting at $4.95/year for 15GB of backup storage, SOS is simple and affordable.


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