BOSTON — September 26, 2008 — Carbonite, Inc., the leading provider of online backup services to consumers and small businesses, continues to receive positive accolades from distinguished technology reviewers for its Online PCBackup™ product. Recently, three additional reviews have named Carbonite as their backup service of choice.
Lifehacker, the award-winning daily blog from Gawker Media that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads to help users work and live smarter and more efficiently, named Carbonite as the "Best Windows Backup Tool." The distinction was part of Lifehacker's "Best of the Hive Five Winners," where the site answers the most commonly asked questions from readers. In addition, Lifehacker site visitors twice have voted Carbonite as the best option for computer backups.
"For $50 a year, Carbonite provides unlimited online backup and is another set-it-and-forget-it solution which offers off-site backup to remote servers," according to Lifehacker.com. See more at http://lifehacker.com/5052582/best-of-the-best-the-hive-five-winners.
PC Pro, the United Kingdom's leading PC monthly magazine, named Carbonite as its Labs Winner for online backup. The review noted, "Carbonite remains our online backup service of choice." See more at http://www.pcpro.co.uk/labs/224718/carbonite-online-backup.html.
NextAdvisor, an independent source for comparing the most valuable new Internet services, formerly known as ConsumerCompare.org, honored Carbonite as the Editor's Choice for Online Backup with a five out of five rating.
"Carbonite is an excellent service that should really appeal to the home user that is looking for an online backup service that they can configure once and forget about. It is the best pure online backup service we have reviewed for PC users because it requires very little, if any, ongoing maintenance. We strongly recommend the Carbonite online backup service," according to NextAdvisor. Read more at http://www.nextadvisor.com/online_backup_services/compare.php.
"Consumers look to see what others say about products before they purchase, and we're pleased to see continued positive reviews of Carbonite Online Backup," said David Friend, Carbonite's CEO. "We continue to find ways to make Carbonite even simpler, and I'm glad that these influential editors recognize the importance of simplicity, reliability, and elegance of design."
Carbonite launched its Online Backup service in May 2006. Carbonite's industry-first offer of unlimited backup space for a flat low price revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services. So far, the company has backed up more than 4 billion files, has restored more than 300 million lost files for its customers and has a large data center where capacity is measured in petabytes. There are Carbonite users in more than 120 countries.
Founded in 2005, Carbonite believes that computer users should not have to think about backup. The company's 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 businesses through numerous channels, including its corporate Web site, major US retailers and international distributors. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com.