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  • IDrive Timeline: This Holiday Season Keep Your Treasured Photos Protected

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    Recent surveys indicate that even an average camera owner has over thousand of photos on their PCs and smartphones. The reason for widespread popularity of digital photos and videos is that they are easily accessible. You can show off the pictures from your recent trip to the mountains or post cute video of your pets in a matter of few clicks.

    Despite the convenience, digital files are susceptible to damage. What if you spill coffee on your smartphone or you accidentally delete a video, you had prepared for your tenth wedding anniversary? All your memories you hold so dear could be lost forever.

    So what do you do to preserve your photos? You can print them, but the printed copies too are prone to discoloration and can be damaged in the event of a disaster like flood, earthquake or fire. Fret not as Cloud backup is here to your rescue.

    Complete protection for your digital photos and videos

    Protect your treasure trove of memories from being lost due to accidental deletion or a broken memory stick or a stolen device. The award winning IDrive software takes care of keeping your files safely tucked in an offsite location, which you can access from anywhere over the internet.

    Also the newly revamped Timeline feature lets user view their photos and videos backed up from any mobile device. Read on to find out what all you can do with IDrive Timeline.
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    All your photos in one place

    Timeline is a gallery view of all your photos and videos backed up from any mobile device linked to your IDrive account. You can access Timeline from the Dashboard as well as on the IDrive mobile application.

    Your photos backed up from multiple mobile devices are sorted according to date and location in the Timeline. So you can find all the photos, from your graduation day or the hiking trip you took last summer, at one place.

    Also, you can conveniently share photos and videos with friends from Timeline.

    As your photos and videos are backed up on to the cloud you can restore them to any mobile device from Timeline. Thus, if the file you need is not on your phone, you can easily download it anytime.

    You can rest easy knowing your photos and videos are securely backed up online via IDrive and can be accessed anywhere anytime in a matter of few clicks.

    Sign up today and avail great discounts!

  • Manage all your devices easily with our brand new Dashboard!

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    IDrive is excited to announce one of the biggest overhauls ever to our web-portal, our all new Dashboard! The new Dashboard makes it easier than ever for IT Managers, Administrators, and families to easily check on the health of their backups

    With the new Dashboard, you’ll be able to quickly:

    • Manage devices and sub-accounts, and create new sub accounts (for Team, Business, and Enterprise plans)
    • See when the most recent backup was performed, and the result
    • Make changes to backup sets and settings across all devices with the push of a button!

    Viewing sub-accounts and creating new ones is a snap with our new ‘Users’ tab. You can create individual accounts, and even select their encryption type (private or default). If you’ve got a lot of accounts to create at once, we provide an easy template that allows you to import a large number of accounts that will be automatically created!

    The ‘Computers’ tab gives you a quick look at all of the devices attached to your account (and all sub-accounts, for administrators) in one screen you’ll be able to see when the most recent backup was, and whether or not the backup was successful. Clicking on a device lets you remotely manage the settings, backup set, and schedule

    If you want to change settings for more than one device quickly, the ‘Settings’ tab gives you the power to globally update settings, backup sets, and schedules. Simply choose your setting preference, and press the ‘Propagate’ icons to instantly push those updates to all devices. Managing a large number of devices has never been easier with IDrive.

    The new Dashboard is available now, so log into your account at www.idrive.com today to check it out, and let us know what you think! We’re always looking to improve our interface, and your feedback is what helps us the most!

  • Beginning to End-point data protection for your Enterprise

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    In today’s competitive world, loosing critical data can be a distressful experience for your business. With work happening 24/7 at your enterprise, data travels between a variety of devices. Hence, loosing data on even one device can prove out to be disastrous. That’s where IDrive’s backup solution  can help, as it can safeguard your small and medium scale businesses. Your business can not only protect critical data from threats, but also easily access data from anywhere, anytime.

    IDrive does enterprise – level backup from beginning to endpoint. We provide tools to protect your organization, from servers to smart phones. The simplicity of the product and its resourceful features, makes it an obvious choice amongst customers.

    Take a sneak peak at our features:

    • Manage backups of all your remote computers with robust reporting tools with near real time response from central console
    • Create multiple accounts using your storage space
    • Restore multiple versions of backed up fi­les
    • HIPAA-ready, to protect your clients and your business
    • Backup support for desktops, laptops, mobiles and servers
    • With Hybrid Backup, secure ­files to local drives for faster restores
    • Easy installation and setup, takes only seconds

     At a glance view

    Admins can view, manage, monitor users IDrive account activities from the dashboard.

    Multiple device backup

    Backup unlimited PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices to a single account.

    Security and Privacy

    IDrive provides 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key, so that all data during transfer and storage are encrypted.

    Server Protection

    Backup your Windows and Linux servers. Also includes SQL, Exchange, SharePoint, VMware, Hyper-V, and Oracle backups – at no additional cost.

    Multiple Express Transfers

    You can quickly transfer large amount of data up to 3 TB to your online account for FREE, within a week via physical shipment of hard drives, without using bandwidth.

    Get an IDrive account today and stay protected!

    You can visit https://www.idrive.com/enterprise/ for a 30 – day free trial.

  • Introducing RemotePC Team Plan for Business!

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    RemotePC by IDrive helps businesses to stay connected with distant computers, by helping to establish a remote session with connected computers to access and share files, print documents using a local printer, collaborate with associates or provide them support. With the new Team Plan for Businesses, organizations can add users within their account and organize them into teams.  As one can invite any number of users to join their RemotePC Team account, it becomes convenient for businesses to grant all their employees the flexibility to work from anywhere, be it from their homes or from a client’s office.

    Access 100 remote computers from a single account and based on needs even access extra computers for additional charges. An Admin can manage remote access rights for users and their associated computers via a centralized web console. Suspend a computer to prevent others from accessing it remotely. Remove computers or users that are not in use or are no longer a part of your organization. Admin can also monitor remote access activities for users and computers connected to their account with detailed session and activity logs.

    RemotePC by IDrive is not only the most affordable solution, but it also comes packed with features that will make your remote access experience a simple and seamless one.

    Flexibility to work from anywhere!
    RemotePC is a platform independent remote access solution which allows you to stay connected with your home or office computer, without actually commuting. Access your farway computers in a matter of few clicks.

    Access while you are on the go
    Your remote PCs and Macs are accessible remotely not only via the RemotePC desktop application, but you can even access them while you are on the go with our mobile apps for Android and iOS – over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks. Accessing your remote computer while you are in some faraway location is also possible as you can use RemotePC via web browser. It serves as an ideal solution for computers where software installation is restricted.

    Secure and private
    RemotePC uses TLS v 1.2/AES-256 encryption security for transferring the user authentication data between your remote or local computer. Apart from that, you can even set a unique key to connect to your computer. Ensure privacy of your remote sessions by blanking the host computer screen. Thus anyone near the physical monitor you are accessing will see only a blank screen while the session is active.

    Need a remote access solution for your business? Sign up for RemotePC today and avail 50% off on the RemotePC Team Plan.

  • IDrive Offers Best-in-Class Online Backup for Businesses

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    Data loss shutters 70% of the businesses that experience it, and online backup is the best solution for avoiding that catastrophic loss. That’s why IDrive provides PCMag award-winning, affordable cloud backup to small businesses and enterprises, protecting critical data with the best functionality, easy-to-use features, top-rated performance, and competitive prices.

    IDrive’s key business features include:

    • Backup an unlimited number of smartphones, tablets, computers, and servers into a single, easily managed account.
    • Sub-accounts enable you to manage multiple accounts under a single administrator console.
    • The IDrive Express service secures up to 3TB of data in less than a week via physical storage shipment, ensuring no bandwidth usage. This service is free three times a year.
    • Go hybrid with IDrive Wi-Fi, our 1 to 2TB wireless storage drive enabling lightning fast local backups and restores of your most important business data.
    • Eliminate downtime with online backup for databases and servers. IDrive supports backup for MS SQL Server, MS Exchange Server, MS SharePoint Server and Oracle Server without interrupting their functions.
    • IDrive offers top-rated security utilizing 256-bit AES encryption during data transfer and storage. The option for a Private Encryption Key adds an additional layer of security.
    • IDrive assists business within the medical, accounting, financial and legal professions to comply with legal and federal regulations like HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, SEC / NASD. IDrive also signs Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) to assist with HIPAA compliance.
    • IDrive is optimized to put little demand on your CPU and bandwidth, while offering timesaving incremental and compressed backups of your files.
    • Remote management allows for the viewing of backup sets / logs and scheduling of backup jobs from anywhere.
    • IDrive’s world-class data centers use RAID-protected, industry-leading storage devices with multiple levels of redundancy to protect data. Facilities include custom-designed raised floors, HVAC temperature control systems with separate cooling zones, and seismically-braced racks.
    • Our support center is available 24/7 via live chat, email, or phone.

    Whether you’ve been in business for years or you’re just starting up, IDrive offers a trusted, secure way to protect your critical files from data disasters. Our goal is to help SMBs and enterprise-level businesses eliminate business interruptions with a data backup plan that promotes continued success and productivity at affordable prices.

    Ready to secure your business with IDrive? Our Pro Business Plans start at $99.50/year (with 25% off the first year) which includes 250 GB of storage space.

  • Have You Backed Up Your NAS Device? The IDrive App Is Now Available In Synology’s Package Center!

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    So you’ve got Synology’s network-attached storage. Good, that means you’ve got local data protection. Now it’s time to take the next step, and backup that critical data to the cloud with IDrive! IDrive’s Synology backup app is now officially listed as an add-on package in the Synology Package Center.

    With IDrive, users can backup and restore their important NAS data and keep their files secured from any virus, theft or disaster with our tough military-grade encryption. This is the real deal for Synology users.

    Our Synology app was given a 4-star review by IT Pro. Why? Because IDrive makes NAS backups and restores easy with:

     

    • A sophisticated Scheduler tool

    • Backup and restore logs

    • Multiple backup sets

    • Email notifications when tasks are complete

     

    Want to secure your data with NAS backup? Download the app directly from Synology’s Package Center!

  • Here’s The Netgear Backup Solution You’ve Been Missing

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    Have you backed up your Netgear device? Network-Attached Storage makes sharing data easy, but if your NAS device crashes for some reason, all your files are toast. The best way to save your NAS data from disaster is cloud backup, and IDrive happens to have a Netgear backup application that accomplishes just that.

    You can manage your NAS backups from our easy-to-use dashboard while keeping your data encrypted and quickly restorable from the cloud so you can maintain seamless business continuity through data disasters.

    IDrive’s Netgear app makes managing your NAS data simpler and more secure than ever with the following features:

    • Universal Backup: To ensure that your entire network’s data is accessible from anywhere, IDrive allows you to backup all your computers, smartphones, and tablets into the same account as your NAS device. Your cloud data will not only be secure, but expediently restorable to any device linked to your IDrive account. That means if your business is struck by data disaster, your network will be up and running again in no time.
      • Smart Backups: IDrive lets you schedule automated NAS backups by date and time, receive notifications when tasks are completed, and maintain logs of all your backups. You can also create multiple backup and restore sets based on your needs, so you can backup what you want, when you want, without having to remember to do it manually.
        • Multi-layered Encryption: IDrive protects your NAS data from threats with military grade 256-bit AES encryption, with the option of choosing a unique private key to which only you have access. Your NAS data will not only be restorable from your IDrive account in the event of a disaster, but secure from other threats such as viruses and theft.

        If you’re interested in protecting your NAS data today, IDrive’s Netgear app is easy to install. Simply create an IDrive account, or log in to your existing account from our web-browser dashboard. Then visit our Netgear backup page to choose the device series and model you’d like to backup.

        IDrive also offers backup for Synology and Qnap. Keep things up and running through any data disaster by backing up your NAS device today!

  • TurboTax is Dropping Cloud Backup. Here’s How To Protect Your Tax Files With IDrive!

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    TurboTax has dropped their cloud backup option for desktop users today. After this week’s deadline, TurboTax files will no longer be restorable from the cloud if a desktop user’s computer crashes. Cloud backup is the best way to protect your files from all data disasters, as you can restore them at anytime once your device is destroyed or any of the data is corrupted. TurboTax’s withdrawal from the cloud poses a big problem for users beyond the horizon, which IDrive online backup can easily solve with our TurboTax backup.

    With IDrive’s TurboTax backup, users can easily migrate to the cloud to keep their files safe. And to help you make the switch, we’re offering a special 50% off for new users looking to protect their tax data.

    IDrive uses military grade 256-bit AES encryption to backup your files, optionally with a private key – set by you and not stored on IDrive servers, so only you can access your data. Your data will be safe from crashes, storms, viruses, and the online theft which continues to target taxpayers. With IDrive, your TurboTax data will stay private so online theft is no longer a concern, and when your computer crashes, you simply restore the files from the cloud.

    IDrive can backup data directly from as many PCs, Macs, iOS, and Androids you may have, without charging you per device. That means you can backup all your data–including your TurboTax files–for one low price. Then you can pull your files from anywhere via the cloud!

    We also understand there are a lot of accountants out there who need to protect their clients’ sensitive financial data. That’s why IDrive offers backup for Quicken, QuickBooks, Peachtree, or any other accounting application, so you can remove any risk of your clientele’s personal information being stolen, and ease business operations by making files accessible from any of your computers and devices.

    Sign up for IDrive to start backing up your TurboTax and financial files today!

  • 5 Reasons Why Hybrid Backup is the Strategy for You

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    So what’s the best strategy for keeping your data safe, but also easy to access?

    You can backup all your PCs, Macs, iOS, and Android devices in a single account with IDrive’s PC Mag award-winning application, for instance. But did you know IDrive also offers local backup with super-fast restores in addition to the security of cloud backup? For years people have had no easy solution for utilizing both online and local backup at once. But today IDrive has seamlessly integrated local and online backup into the most convenient and secure backup solution ever: Hybrid Backup.

    The synthesis of local and online backup protects data by ensuring it’s never in just one place, so that no matter what happens, you’re protected. And it’s not just families that have precious memories that need to worry – a high number of businesses which suffer major data loss shut down within a year of the loss. Being able to rapidly access backed up files is vital for a business to stay in operation.

    What if you could have the security of backing up to the cloud with the expediency of restoring data over a super-fast local connection? IDrive’s Hybrid Backup gives you both of those essentials in one solution. Online backup saves your data from crashes, viruses, and theft, while local backup gives you speedy restores for optimal convenience and business continuity. This hybrid solution not only provides you with more convenience, but peace of mind knowing you have the most control possible over the data which has become so integral to your life.

    Here are five reasons why IDrive’s Hybrid Backup is the backup solution of the future:

    Portability — IDrive’s Hybrid Backup lets you keep your most important data in your pocket for easy access. With our local backup you can store data on your hard drive for faster restores. But you can also backup to IDrive Wi-Fi, our 1TB external drive, so you can carry your files on-the-go. IDrive Wi-Fi gives you a secure fast-lane for backing up and restoring data between all your devices without plugging in.

    Faster Restores — Hybrid Backup not only gives you universal access to your data from the cloud, but the fastest restores possible. With IDrive, you can expediently restore files from local drives when you need them. Meanwhile, our cloud backup solution makes all your files restorable from any device, whether it be on the PC, Mac, Android or iOS platform. IDrive’s Hybrid Backup gives you unprecedented access to your data.

    Encryption —  IDrive makes your data easily accessible from the cloud and local drives, but also protects all your critical files against viruses and online theft with military grade 256-bit AES encryption. Any data backed up using IDrive’s Hybrid Backup is automatically encrypted on the local and cloud levels, giving you peace of mind knowing your data is just as safe as it is easy to restore. IDrive users also have the option of choosing a super-secure private key so only they hold the code that unlocks their data.

    Disaster protection — While you can restore data faster with local backup, your files are still vulnerable to natural disasters, theft, and other causes of data loss that affect physical storage devices. This is where IDrive’s online backup comes in. IDrive stores your data in world-class, disaster-proof facilities, ensuring that your files are always safe from device failures, storms and the occasional coffee spill. If your home computer (along with all your data) crashes, you can easily restore all your files from the cloud to your new computer.

    Compatibility — IDrive’s Hybrid Backup is compatible with all your devices, allowing you to backup all your data to a local drive, as well as the cloud, from any server, smartphone, tablet or computer. IDrive offers backup for an unlimited number of devices, from iOS and Android to PC and Mac platforms, at no extra charge per device. With our Hybrid Backup solution, your entire network of devices can be secured with encryption, and any important data can be made rapidly accessible via a local connection which is just as secure as it is speedy.

     

    Today there’s no reason to choose between secure cloud backups and speedy local restores. You can have the best of both worlds with IDrive’s Hybrid Backup, ensuring that your data is just as safe as it is easy to access.

  • Where in the World is Your Data?

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    Where is your data right now? Your most important photos or videos? Your critical documents, tax records, or even your music?

    Is it on your PC? Your Mac? Your iPhone, iPad, or Android device? Is it on a local server? A laptop? In a Facebook or Instagram account?

    Or is it on ALL of these?

    Your data is in many places now, and at any time, any one of them could fail. This meadata-164756_1280ns there are more chances of you losing your critical data than ever before. Even just a few years ago you just had your PC and all your data on it, now your data is everywhere.

    With data spread to more and more places, it’s become difficult to track where all these facets of your digital life is being stored. They may be on our own devices, social media accounts belonging to you or your friends.

    A modern backup service needs to keep up with modern trends. You need a backup plan that can change with the times. You need a service that backs up ALL your devices into one account. You need a product that doesn’t charge a separate license fee for each device.

    You need IDrive.

    Whether you’ve got data on your desktops at home, on a server at work, with you on-the-go inside a smartphone, or already in the cloud on Facebook or Instagram, IDrive offers true archive protection of all your files, with encryption that lets you be sure no one but you can access them.