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.
The SOS Team
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.
June 15, 2012
For all MSPs that have Mac-based clients with laptops and workstations: SOS is now offering a Mac software client for SOS reseller partners. This software offers the same great features available with all SOS Online Backup endpoint protection software clients:
- Unlimited file archiving
- Unlimited versioning
- Three-tiers of encryption
- Mobile access
- Unlimited device backup per license
- Continuous data protection
For all Managed Service Providers serving businesses and offices using Mac products. This is your opportunity to join the most affordable and flexible online backup reseller program available. Take advantage of the same plans and prices available to all SOS Online Backup resellers.
We look forward to seeing you on board!
March 9, 2012
There is a lot of talk about initial backup speeds – and usually these conversations are in the context of “initial backups are slower than molasses”. This is because a system designed to do small back ups is being asked to do a very large backup – like a business might do. It’s also because many online backup software solutions don’t want to move backups to the cloud quickly. It’s more expensive than moving it at a “slow as molasses” pace.
You know the old phrase “slow and steady wins the race”? That definitely doesn’t apply to online backup.
SOS Online Backup is designed to do fast initial uploads. We understand that you’re putting your data in the safety of the cloud because you want it to be secure. Getting data up into the cloud faster allows it to be secured and protected much more quickly.
SOS Online Backup conducted an off site speed test against Mozy home software and Carbonite home software. The results were surprisingly stark. SOS Online Backup won the speed test. SOS Online Backup was able to do an initial upload 20.2 GB of data in just 23 hours and 29 minutes.
We certainly recommend factoring in initial upload speed into determining the general quality of the online backup software you purchase for your home or business. A slow initial upload will mean that there may be additional hurdles and limitations yet to be discovered.
Click here to review the technical specifications of this off site speed test.
Have you heard? SOS Online Backup just launched a 15GB secure online backup plan for Android backup and PC backup! Download it in the Android market today for just $3.95 (this price is good through March 12th).
February 17, 2012
SOS Online Backup is happy to announce the arrival of the SOS Online Backup Version 5 for Business software. Back in November 2011, SOS Online Backup won the PC Magazine Editor’s Choice award for the fourth time, as a result of the ease of use and security of the Version 5 platform.
Click here to purchase SOS Online Backup Version 5 for Business, or take a look at the features.
175GB Free Trial of SOS Online Backup Version 5 for Business
In addition to releasing this award-winning online backup software for business, SOS is now offering a 175GB 14 day free trial for business online backup. This huge, and free, online backup trial offers enough secure online backup to secure data from your entire business. SOS Online Backup Version 5 for Business offers backup for unlimited PCs – making it an ideal tool for laptop fleet backup and backup of all your business’ workstations.
Click here to download this 175GB online backup trial and backup your entire business.
Get 5GB or 15GB of secure online backup with Android apps from SOS
We’ve had a pretty exciting week at SOS. On top of announcing SOS Online Backup Version 5 for Business, we’re also offering two Android applications. Click here to check them out!