If your data goes missing — say your computer crashes or gets stolen – and if you haven’t been constantly moving your updated files to your cloud storage, then you will lose the files that weren’t manually uploaded. Even if file sync is turned on, if a file on a laptop is deleted or gets infected with malware, data gets deleted or infected on both sides.
This is where cloud backup comes in.
Cloud backup – also known as online backup — is specifically designed for making copies of your files and ensures continuous backup and offers an easy way to restore your files. Backup services offer file versioning, which means in the event of data loss – say, your computer gets infected with ransomware – you will be able to recover a clean version of your file from a point in time before your system became infected.
Cloud storage vs. cloud backup: Key differences
- Cloud storage is designed to supplement your hard drive space and makes it easier to access and edit files from different devices. Cloud backup is designed in a way that you can restore files in the event of data loss.
- With cloud storage you must manually select files you want to store in the cloud, while cloud backup services work automatically to save, and sync files stored on your computer.
- Cloud backup providers are serious about keeping your data secure: Your files are usually encrypted both on transfer and on storage. But with most cloud storage services, files can only be encrypted on the server side, making the data transfer process less secure.
Personal cloud backup
- Easy to install and configure so it runs automatically
- Includes backup software and unlimited cloud storage service for one computer
- Protects photos, tax forms, music and video files, and more
- Recover files easily from any web connected device
- Available for external hard drives and other forms of external storage
- Excellent defense against a ransomware attack, hardware failure and laptop loss or theft
Once you download the installation file, Cloud backup identifies the files and folders you most likely want to protect. You can choose them on your own too, of course.
Once the software is running, it automatically – and securely – copies your files to one of our cloud storage datacenters. Even as you’re working on them, Cloud backup quietly in the background to capture any changes you make.
If something ever goes wrong with the files on your computer – or if something terrible happens to the computer itself – cloud backup ensures that all your files are safe and easily retrievable from the cloud.
When do you need cloud backup?
Before it’s too late.
Lost laptops, ransomware, spilled coffee and hardware failures are all ways that your photos and files can disappear. You can get peace of mind with easy-to-use cloud backup so clean copies are stored separately—and available whenever you need them.
Cloud backup for small business
- Easy-to-use business cloud backup to protect all your important files
- Recover clean files from the cloud if your originals become infected with ransomware
- Award-winning support seven days a week
- Advanced encryption both at rest and in-flight
- Plans available for small businesses and the home office
- Easily recover files, folders and complete systems