Voters on CNET Web site name Carbonite a favorite online data backup application for consumers and businesses
BOSTON — May 20, 2009 — Carbonite Inc., the leading provider of online backup services for consumers and small businesses, announced its selection by voters as a 2009 Webware 100 award winner on Webware, a CNET site. Carbonite's set-and-forget online backup service was honored as a favorite in the Infrastructure and Storage category.
Carbonite was among more than 5,000 companies nominated by Webware readers and one of 300 companies chosen as a finalist. More than 630,000 votes were cast in an online poll, which ultimately selected the Webware 100 winners. Other honorees in the Webware 100 include Facebook, Twitter and Skype.
"We are thrilled and honored to have been voted as a 2009 Webware 100 winner," said David Friend, founder and CEO of Carbonite. "This designation is a great confirmation of the high value our customers place on the protection Carbonite provides for their personal and professional data. We've backed up more than 25 billion files and helped our customers restore more than 2 billion files that otherwise would have been lost forever."
Carbonite recently added a remote access feature that allows users to access their backed-up files online anytime from any computer. Earlier this year, the company introduced its Carbonite for Mac product, which provides unlimited, automatic online backup for Intel-based Macs with OS 10.4 or 10.5.
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. Since 2006, the company has backed up more than 25 billion files, has restored more than 2 billion 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.