Carbonite, Inc., today announced the commercial launch of the French version of Carbonite Online PCBackup™ in France, Belgium and Switzerland.
The fully-localized version of Carbonite can now be downloaded at www.carbonite.fr.
Carbonite Online PCBackup™ is the leading consumer backup service in the United States and Canada. The French version is now available for purchase at €49.00 (including VAT) for a one-year subscription and €89.00 for a two-year subscription. For a limited introductory period, an unlimited 90-day free trial of the French version, with no credit card required, is also available at at www.carbonite.fr. Starting this autumn, the free trial period will revert to Carbonite's standard 15 days.
Carbonite installs with just a few clicks and runs quietly in the background, continuously backing up all data files. It is completely automatic — once installed, Carbonite finds all new and changed files and continues to back them up whenever the PC is connected to the Internet. By subscribing to Carbonite, customers in France can store up to 100 GB of data (or more in most cases). Carbonite never interferes with the speed of the user's PC or Internet browsing. Data is encrypted before leaving the local computer and is transmitted to Carbonite's secure data center using HTTPS (SSL) for total privacy.
"After the release of the German version of Carbonite a month ago, the launch of the French version is a key component of Carbonite's penetration of the European market," said Floyd Bradley, Carbonite's EVP International. "France is one of the countries with the highest coverage of ADSL with more than 12 millions broadband subscribers; there is no doubt that there is a big potential market in France for Carbonite."
Carbonite is already available for purchase on 12 online retail stores, including Orange, FNAC and Darty.
Only a small fraction of computer users regularly back up their PCs. Boston-based Carbonite, the leading consumer online backup company, addresses this issue by providing safe, simple, inexpensive and automatic backup over the Internet for consumers and small businesses in over 90 countries.
Founded in 2005, Carbonite believes that computer users should not have to think about backup. The company mission is to provide an affordable, reliable, secure and easy-to-use solution for the mainstream computer user.
Carbonite is available to consumers and small business through several channels, including its own website, retailers such as Staples and CompUSA and hundreds of small resellers. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com.