Why Use Carbonite To Backup Your Data
With all the security threats we face today, from scams to large scale data breaches, it’s a good idea to use Carbonite to backup and protect your most valuable information. Carbonite is secure, easy to use, and the company is based right here in America. Carbonite has been keeping its customers’ most prized data safe since 2006. That’s over a decade’s worth of time providing backups to their customers. With that kind of time under their belt, they know what they are doing when it comes to keeping you protected from data loss.
A Disastrous Scenario
Sometimes the unpredictable can happen. Put yourself in this scenario. You wake up, you’re going about your usual morning routine. You power on your computer to work remotely from home.
But, instead of the normal log in screen, you get an error message with a nice bright blue screen. This has come to be known as the ‘Blue Screen of Death’ or BSOD. (For an in depth history of the development of BSOD we recommend reading the article here). In short, the blue screen is telling you that your hard drive is no longer readable. What happened to all those years of pictures? What about that project you were working on, and the deadline that is tomorrow?
The above scenario is something that can be easily remedied by purchasing and utilizing what Carbonite has to offer. After your initial backup to the cloud, Carbonite will ensure that your data is continuously backed up automatically. That way, you never need to worry if your most critical files are saved. Additionally, Carbonite keeps your files safe with Blowfish 128-bit encryption to ensure security breaches don’t happen.
Set It and Forget It
Carbonite is a well-rounded, cloud backup solution for all of your most valuable data. It’s easy to use and easy to manage. You quite literally “set it and forget it” until it’s time to recover one of your files. With the current state of everything in the world right now, it’s nice to know you can rely on the fact that your information is safe if you use Carbonite to backup your data.
But Wait, There’s More!
Beyond the obvious advantage of being able to have your data saved securely ‘in the cloud’ in the event of a hard drive failure, there are three additional reasons EVERYONE should invest in a Carbonite account.
1. Protection from Ransomware
Ransomware is a type of virus that infects your computer and encrypts your data. When this happens, all you can do is pay the ransom and hope the cyber-criminals let you recover your files. But what if you don’t have to pay the ransom? That’s where Carbonite comes in. They offer a “Data Recovery Service” for only $69.00 per computer per year. The way it works is simple: you back up your data every day with their service, and then, in the case of a ransomware attack, they will decrypt your files for you. Pretty neat, right?
2. Easy upgrading and recovery to a new computer
At Alliance, we deal with dozens of customers every month asking us to recover data from damaged hard drives, or move data from one computer to another. This can be an expensive, as well as a time-consuming process that is never guaranteed to recover everything the customer may want. Additionally, we sell a myriad of laptops and pcs in store, that a customer may request to have their old data moved to after purchasing. Having a well–managed Carbonite backup can exponentially speed the data transfer process, or you could even do it yourself! Therefore, having a Carbonite backup is guaranteed to save you both time and money in the long run, if ever you should ever need to use our data recovery or transfer services.
3. They give you a 14-day free trial!
That means if you don’t like the service, you pay nothing and don’t have to ask for a refund. There are no cancellation fees, and there is no obligation on your part to continue using the service after the free trial period. This is huge! If you’re like most people and have a tendency to procrastinate with almost everything, giving yourself an “escape hatch” like this can have a dramatic impact on whether you take necessary action.
Using the right tool for the job makes everything go smoothly and efficiently. When it comes to backups, nothing is more important than having a reliable, cost-effective solution that you can depend on. That’s why millions of people rely on Carbonite for their backup needs. They’ve been around since 2006 and have backed up hundreds of thousands of computers for consumers and businesses alike. And with their 14-day trial and free phone support, there’s no reason not to use Carbonite to backup your data.