(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – CyberDefender Corporation (Nasdaq:CYDE), a provider of Internet security software, utilities and remote technical support services that work together to maximize online safety for consumers, today announced that the company has expanded its portfolio with the introduction of a new cloud-based storage and online backup service. The robust, user-friendly platform will be offered stand-alone and bundled with CyberDefender’s software and solutions.
“Online backup provides a recurring revenue stream that is a natural extension for our business, our growing portfolio of security software and our LiveTech remote technical support services,” said Sarah Hicks, SVP Product Development, CyberDefender. “Consumers understand the value of backing up their data, but don’t always have the technical skills or understanding of how to deal with installation, implementation or potential conflicts. When used in tandem with a subscription to LiveTech they’ll have a technician available to help them anytime day or night with custom configuration, or any other hurdles.”
According to research firm Parks Associates, the market for online storage is expected to exceed $4.4 billion by 2014, driven by growth in both the consumer and business markets.
CyberDefender will offer multiple packages, covering up to three machines, with capacity ranging from 25 — 500 GB and monthly subscription rates starting at $9.99. Subscribers will have access to their secure online vaults through both a client desktop or web-based portal, allowing access to the cloud-based storage platform from anywhere, at any time.
“The need for reliable backup solutions is growing at an incredible rate as few computer users employ adequate local or cloud-based backup solutions to ensure that their files are recoverable in the event of a security breach, user error, drive failure or other device malfunction,” Hicks said. “Unlike local backup, which cannot safeguard data against theft, natural disasters, fire, etc., we believe that cloud-based solutions such as ours are the safest, most cost-effective means to securely store, protect and access critical data for consumers and small businesses alike. And with the increasing number of hard drives failing each year, this recurring revenue business segment is a natural complement to our strong and growing LiveTech service.”
CyberDefender plans to market Online Backup to consumers, including the company’s current base of over 800,000 security software and LiveTech subscribers. The company plans to roll the service out to potential customers in the small and medium business market later in 2011.