Comodo Offers Double the Free Cloud Backup Capacity

By Pedro Hernandez

Comodo, a Clifton, N.J.-based data security company, has given users of its Comodo Cloud (CCloud) platform more room for their data and backups. Comodo Backup, part of CCloud, now offers 10 GB of free, secure cloud storage space, up from 5 GB.

In addition to a redesigned website (CCloud.com), the service also delivers a "significant increase in upload/download and browsing speed compared to the last version," according to the company. Business accounts can now configure groups of subaccounts and manage user and group access to files and folders. CCloud is also available as a free app for both the iOS and Android mobile operating systems.

The latest version of Comodo Backup (v. -- rebuilt from scratch on "both the server and client side," according to the company -- now supports deduplication. The capacity-saving technology also improves "improves backup speed while consuming fewer resources," boasted the company in a statement.

The company's CDrive software, which creates a virtual drive on a user's PC, offers file management and syncing capabilities. "CDrive has significantly increased browsing/upload/download speed compared to the last version," claimed Comodo.

Hard drives fail, but Melih Abdulhayoglu, Comodo CEO and Chief Security Architect, stressed the importance of cloud backup as a means of protecting data from malware. "With the ever-increasing threat landscape, users need to backup and store their data to avoid losing their most important files to new threats like CryptoLocker," he said.

In keeping with the company's heritage, Comodo cloaks user data with strong security. "We take online storage a step further by securing those files using the industry's strongest algorithms," added Abdulhayoglu.

CCloud is free for up to 10 GB of online storage. Subscriptions start at $7.99 per month for 100 GB and top out at $34.99 per month for 500 GB.

The company joins a long list of cloud storage providers that are vying for business files and backups. Earlier this month, Dropbox announced that it was teaming with Dell to bring its platform to buyers of the server maker's systems and devices.

In 2012, data storage titan EMC snapped up Syncplicity, a provider of business-friendly file sharing and sync services. The company emphasized security, which included SAS70 Type II-compliant data centers and AES-256 SSL encryption, at rest and in flight, to help keep sensitive data out of the wrong hands.

Pedro Hernandez is a contributing editor at InfoStor. Follow him on Twitter @ecoINSITE.

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This article was originally published on January 02, 2014