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IDrive Online Backup Continues Growth Course; Beats EMC in PCPro Online Backup Review

IDrive Online Backup Continues Growth Course; Beats EMC in PCPro Online Backup Review

Last update: 7:21 p.m. EDT Oct. 10, 2008

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Oct 10, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Pro Softnet Corporation, a leader in the Storage-as-a-Service, Online Backup and Storage market, today announced that IDrive online backup (https://www.idrive.com/) continued its growth course registering robust growth for the first 9 months of the year. IDrive's subscriber count tripled in the last three quarters of 2008 compared to same period last year.

"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," says Kushagra 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.

"The response to our Version 3 release has been tremendous," says Shweta Sachdeva, COO at Pro Softnet Corporation. It enhances the user experience by improving the performance and usability. Early adopters of the new version have been impressed by the richness and the ease of use of the interface.

The advantages of IDrive online backup service is currently being recognized by major online and traditional media publications. In a recent review of online backup services by PCPro, IDrive was awarded the highest rating and tied with another competing service for the top award. IDrive was also mentioned as the best performing online backup among competitors that included EMC's online backup service.
IDrive also offers a Mac version, both in Basic and Pro form (for consumers and businesses) and has been one of the few options available on the Mac platform.

IDrive Online Backup is, in a nutshell, fast, simple, secure and reliable. IDrive's competitive advantage in the fragmented online backup marketplace lies in its breadth of features and performance. PC Pro Labs verdict on IDrive service is "flexible, high-speed backup service at a price that's more than reasonable".

About IDrive:
IDrive (https://www.idrive.com/), a service of Pro Softnet Corp., is one of the leading services in the field of online backup for consumers and small businesses and is possibly the world's most popular online backup service (courtesy: Alexa). PC World recently named it as one of the Best 101 Freebee products for 2008. The technology behind IDrive has received many accolades, among which is the "Best of the Bunch" rating by PC World, the Editor's Choice pick and the PC Pro award winner.