COMPANY NEWS: Network-attached storage Taiwanese company Synology launches C2 Backup, a C2 cloud application which provides data protection for Windows devices, whether at home or distributed across multiple offices.
“With C2 Backup, we provide a fresh alternative for those who want centralised protection of their devices,” Synology C2 Backup product manager Yen-ju Lin says. “It is easy to set up and use, and requires no additional hardware to protect Windows devices, allowing users to start backing up today.”
Complete and centralised data protection
With C2 Backup For Individuals and C2 Backup For Businesses, everything on Windows PCs and servers can be backed up from a single console. This includes system configurations and software, files and folders, and external drives.
Data backed up on C2 Backup is shielded against unauthorised access by end-to-end AES-256 encryption, with a user-held private key necessary to unlock backup files and sensitive information.
Flexible ways to schedule backups
Synology says C2 Backup makes use of forever-incremental backup to optimise storage and bandwidth.
Incremental backup reduces the amount of data uploaded to only those blocks that have changed, making backups more efficient.
Each subscriber can set their own individual version retention preferences. Retention policies can be tailored to meet individual needs or comply with corporate policies and regulations, Synology says.
Finally, C2 Backup offers scheduling strategies to make sure that users never miss a backup. Users can choose to periodically execute backup tasks or be triggered by events such as screen locking, account logout, or device power-up.
Fast and full restoration options
In the event of device failure, data loss, or ransomware attacks, C2 Backup’s recovery methods allow services to quickly resume. File-level recovery can retrieve any users need immediately while entire devices can be restored to their previous state with bare-metal recovery.
“Individual device owners can easily find and quickly download their backed-up data all by themselves by accessing the intuitive C2 Backup console,” Lin says. “Clear versioning also allows users to retrieve older copies of their files from the portal when needed.”
Unlimited endpoints and transparent pricing
Pricing for C2 Backup For Individuals is based on storage use, with no limit to the number of devices protected under each subscription.
Annual subscription rates start at us$2.99 per month for 300GB of backed-up data or $9.99 per month to protect up to 2TB.
The Growing C2 Family
Earlier this year, Synology also launched C2 Transfer and C2 Password. C2 Password is a cloud-based secure credentials management solution, using zero-knowledge encryption so that only authenticated users are able to access sensitive data. It also has built-in support for secure file storage and sharing.
C2 Transfer is a cloud solution that transfers files between businesses and their clients, partners, or other external parties. With C2 Transfer, a one-time password (OTP) is sent to a sender-specific email address or phone number to ensure that only the intended recipient can access the files. It also has built-in support for image watermarks, download expiration dates, single-use downloads, and file requests to receive files securely.
C2 Backup is offered in two subscription plans: C2 Backup For Individuals and C2 Backup For Businesses.
Users who register for C2 Backup For Individuals until the end of 2021 are offered an extended 90-day free trial period.
C2 Backup For Business will additionally let Microsoft 365 users back up data stored on Exchange Online. If you are interested in the features of C2 Backup for Business, click here for more information.
C2 Transfer is available with the Pro plan subscription offering standalone accounts for smaller teams and freelancers. Centrally managed plans for larger businesses will be available shortly. Users can try the capabilities of C2 Transfer for free with our extended 90-day free trial, valid until the end of 2021.
A free plan for C2 Password is available, and users can get started by logging in with their Synology account.
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