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McAfee Launches New, Unlimited Capacity Online Backup Service

McAfee Launches New, Unlimited Capacity Online Backup Service

McAfee recently launched an online backup service that lets you store and encrypt photos, videos, music, emails, and other files. To make things even easier, McAfee Online Backup is a completely automated service that provides unlimited capacity.

After installation, the backup process is automatic and takes place in the background at regular intervals so you won't have to worry about remembering to back up your files. Furthermore, since storage is unlimited, you don't have to prioritize data. Should a catastrophe or device failure occur, your files are easily retrievable with a few clicks from a secure remote server.



“The McAfee Online Backup service addresses many of consumers’ concerns about safely and easily storing their important files with unlimited storage capacity. It completely eliminates the hassle of backup: set-up takes just a few easy steps, and then the service securely backs up files automatically at regular intervals,” said Brent Remai, vice president of consumer marketing at McAfee. “It’s the perfect solution for anyone with a PC, but specifically the member of the family who manages the family’s digital photos, videos, music and other files. They no longer need to worry about disk failure, file corruption or other disasters such as home theft or fires.”

U.S. consumers can try McAfee Online Backup using a free 30-day unlimited upload trial or purchase an annual subscription for $59.99 at www.mcafee.com. McAfee intends to expand the service to Canada, UK, Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, and Korea in the fourth quarter of this year.
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$60 for unlimited online backup storage is a great deal. As a home user this won't be too practical, but for small businesses, this could provide extra security for your data.

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I agree, that is a really good price for unlimited online backup. Small/home businesses or professionals who travel (photog/film/etc) would probably find this really nice.

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It IS a deal, but trusting your data to an online service is sketchy at best.

I prefer a home based solution and a good locking firebox.

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realneil,

A firebox is a good backup, but this would provide extra security through a very reliable company (McAfee have been around for a while). Again, if you firebox gets stolen or broken into, what will you do?

Of course for the average consumer, nobody is going to try and break into your firebox to get at your porn stash...

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Unlimited capacity?

Rainy day activity #247:

1) Install McAfee online backup to a machine running in a VM.

2) Map a drive letter from the VM to /dev/urandom on the host.

3) Start backing up the "drive" and see how long until someone from McAfee comes to my house.

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