IDrive Online Backup Adds Multi-Lingual Capability, Portable Drive, Mobile Backup and Improved Mac Offerings.

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ — Pro Softnet Corporation, a leader in the Storage-as-a-Service, Online Backup and Storage market, today announced that IDrive online backup ( has added numerous new improvements, functions and features to its online backup offerings over the last few weeks.

“IDrive now supports Spanish, and will soon support Japanese and other languages. This is key to address the international segment. We introduced IDrive Portable, the lightest and thinnest portable drive with a unique integrated software that does local backups for faster restores and an optional online component for higher level of protection. We have added an iPhone Backup utility called IDrive Lite, available free to backup data on user’s iPhones.” said Raghu Kulkarni, President and CEO of Pro Softnet Corp.

IDrive is now the only online backup service provider that addresses the consumers and small business needs for backup on PC and Mac platforms, netbooks, mobile devices online and additional local backup capability for the Windows platform. Unlike competing services including EMC, Symantec and others, IDrive is offering a single look-n-feel for its entire line of offerings providing an integrated feel for the users.

There are numerous other improvements that have been added to its flagship online backup application including faster search and restores, drag-n-drop for backups and restores. IDrive continues to lead the industry in performance, an area where it always has held the lead as cited by third party reviews including PCPro.

“We have observed a rapid adoption of online backup among consumers and Small Business and have expanded our floor space at our existing data centers. We now host multiple petabytes of online backup data and are adding a new co-location data center to our list starting May, 2009” said K. Bhatia, Infrastructure Manager at Pro Softnet Corporation. Data is hosted in world-class SAS 70 certified data centers. These world-class facilities are custom designed with raised floors, HVAC temperature control systems with separate cooling zones and seismically braced racks. They offer the widest range of physical security features, including state-of-the-art smoke detection and fire suppression systems, motion sensors, 24 X 7 secured access, video camera surveillance and security breach alarms.

Backblaze Announces Availability of Mac Online Backup

Palo Alto, California – April 14, 2009 – Backblaze makes available an unlimited online backup service for Apple Mac computers that automatically backs up all data for just $5 per month. Access the service at

Irreplaceable photos, curated music collections, home videos, carefully developed web sites and graphic designs are just a few of the items that are critical to backup. Backblaze backs up all of these – and any other data on users’ systems with the following features:

Effortless Setup
Backblaze backs up all data, thereby not requiring the complicated process of deciding which files and folders to backup. The entire installation process is: Click download. Enter email address and password. Click Install.

Automatic Backups
All data is continuously backed up so users need not remember to start backups. As files are added or changed,they are automatically backed up over the Internet, automatically picking up from where they left off.

Complete Security
Data is secured using military‐grade encryption on the computer, sent over an encrypted connection, and stored encrypted. Furthermore, users have the option to add their own encryption key.

Easy Restore
Files can be browsed online and users can restore a single file, all files, or anything in between. Users can choose to download files to any computer or request a DVD or USB drive with their data be sent to them overnight.

External Drive Backup
Thousands of Mac users provided feedback during the beta phase and Backblaze has implemented many of the suggestions including the addition of robust USB and Firewire drive support. A new overview shows attached external drives, along with drive type (Standard, Boot Camp, Time Machine), and the option to select the drives for backup. Users can continue to backup unlimited data, including external drives, for just $5 per month.

With half of the founding team heralding from Apple, Backblaze is deeply committed to the Mac platform. The service has been designed natively for the Mac platform, integrated into the Mac System Preferences, and developed for the Mac community. Backblaze is available today to help the 94% of users who do not regularly backup their computers.

Backblaze offers a free 15‐day trial and is just $5 per month per computer. The service supports Intel‐based Mac computers running Mac OS X 10.4 Leopard and newer and Windows XP, Vista, and 7. Backblaze is available in 11 languages at