Carbonite Partners with Ipswitch, Inc. to Offer Leading Consumer Online Backup to its Customers
Carbonite, Inc., announced today a partnership with Ipswitch, Inc., a leading developer of network management, secure file transfer and messaging solutions, through which Carbonite's easy-to-use and affordable online backup service will be offered to Ipswitch customers. Anyone who buys Ipswitch's WS_FTP® Home file transfer client will get four months of Carbonite's online backup service free of charge for a limited time.
"With so much of our lives now on our PCs, everybody is vulnerable to crashed disks, theft, damage, and accidental deletions," says Carbonite co-founder and CEO David Friend. "Almost everyone has a horror story about lost professional files, financial records, emails and personal files such as family photos. Carbonite removes all these worries for just $50 per year, with unlimited capacity, and it's really simple."
Ipswitch's WhatsUp Gold product allows IT managers to quickly and efficiently monitor IT networks; the company's WS_FTP file transfer solution is currently the industry's most advanced file transfer product and is the de facto standard with over 40 million users worldwide, and its IMail Server product provides technology managers with an easily installed and simple-to-use messaging and collaboration solution.
"Carbonite offers our customers the easiest, most simple and affordable method of protecting the irreplaceable contents of their computers," said Gary Shottes, VP of sales for Ipswitch. "By partnering with Carbonite we are continuing to offer ways for our customers to keep their vital data and infrastructure secure."
Carbonite recently marked the one-year anniversary of its PC backup service by backing up its billionth file. The company's customers — in more than 80 countries around the world — have been able to recover nearly 100 million digital photos, documents, emails and other files that otherwise would have been lost forever.
Carbonite launched its Online PC Backup service in May 2006. Their industry-first offer of unlimited backup space for a flat price ($49.95 per year) revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services.
So far the company has backed up well over 1 billion files, has restored more than 100 million lost files for its customers, and has a large data center where capacity is now measured in petabytes. There are Carbonite users in 91 countries.
Carbonite is available online at www.carbonite.com and through leading retail stores and resellers such as Staples and CompUSA. Carbonite subscriptions are also included in other software products, such as Microsoft Money. Carbonite promotes its backup service on radio and TV using a variety of spokespersons ranging from talk-show host Howard Stern to tech gurus Kim Komando and Greg Stebben.
Carbonite was founded in 2005 by serial-entrepreneurs David Friend and Jeff Flowers. The company has raised approximately $22 million in venture capital.
For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com.
About Ipswitch, Inc.
Ipswitch develops and markets innovative IT software that is easy to learn and use. More than 100 million people worldwide use Ipswitch software to monitor their networks with Ipswitch WhatsUp®, transfer files over the Internet using the market leading Ipswitch WS_FTP® Professional client and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server and communicate via Ipswitch IMailTM Server. To view the Daily Network Monitor blog, visit http://www.dailynetworkmonitor.com For product and sales information, visit ipswitch.com. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit icare.ipswitch.com to find out how to become involved.