Feeds

Symantec takes on Mozy with cloud backup

Cumulo Symanticus

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Symantec is to offer a cloud backup storage service for consumers, similar to the Mozy, Carbonite, and Spare Backup services

Symantec's consumer cloud storage is available from April 1, according to Janice Chaffin, the president of Symantec's cloud division, as reported by Reuters.

Norton 360 users currently get 2GB of online storage for automatic backup to the cloud (i.e. a Symantec data centre). You can pay more to get more. The new service will be sold on its own, un-bundled, against EMC's Mozy and the Carbonite service. There are no branding, pricing, and configuration details available. Unlimited storage on Mozy costs around $60 annually, with Carbonite cheaper at $50 for twelve months.

Spare Backup supplies its cloud backup as a vanilla service to be branded by OEMs such as Carphone Warehouse when they sell it on to their customers.

This is a consumer-focussed storage service from Symantec and separate from its Online Backup service for businesses.

Symantec's online storage services are based on technology acquired with SwapDrive in June last year. That online storage service cost $123 million and the purchase followed EMC's acquisition of the company behind the Mozy service. In case we think Symantec is starting from last place it reminds us that, thanks to Norton 360 users, it backs up six times more consumer PCs than either Carbonite or Mozy.

Presumably it thinks that there is a much bigger market out there, just waiting to be accessed, beyond the bundled-with-Norton market. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Brit boffins use TARDIS to re-route data flows through time and space
'Traffic Assignment and Retiming Dynamics with Inherent Stability' algo can save ISPs big bucks
Microsoft's Nadella: SQL Server 2014 means we're all about data
Adds new big data tools in quest for 'ambient intelligence'
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.