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September 30, 2009

McAfee launches new online backup service

Features unlimited storage capacity and an online server to store customer’s files

By CBR Staff Writer

McAfee has released Online Backup, a new online service for consumers that stores and encrypts digital assets such as photos, videos, music, e-mails and other files.

The company claims that the new online backup service is a completely automated service that offers unlimited capacity — consumers do not need to remember when to back up files or decide which files are important to backup and which are not. A secure server online ensures all of their files remain safe in the event something happens to their computer.

The company added that after a simple installation, the backup process is completely automatic and will happen in the background at regular intervals that can be customised by the consumer.

Brent Remai, vice president of consumer marketing at McAfee, said: “It’s the perfect solution for anyone with a PC, but specifically the member of the family who manages the family’s digital photos, videos, music and other files. They no longer need to worry about disk failure, file corruption or other disasters such as home theft or fires.”

US consumers can try McAfee Online Backup today through a free 30-day unlimited upload trial, or purchase an annual subscription for $59.99 at the McAfee website.

The service is expected to become available in Canada, the UK, Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia and Korea, in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Online Backup is powered by the Mozy online backup service, which is operated by Decho Corporation (an EMC Company) and is secured by McAfee. McAfee Online Backup works with McAfee’s consumer security suites including McAfee VirusScan Plus, McAfee Internet Security and McAfee Total Protection and security products from other vendors.

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