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Comodo Makes Updates to Its Backup and Cloud Storage Services

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Certificate Authority and Internet security provider Comodo has updated its backup and cloud storage solutions to make it easier for users to synchronize, upload, download and share files and folders. These improvements can be seen across its CCloud, Comodo Backup, and CDrive applications.

Comodo’s cloud storage app, CCloud, has doubled its storage space to 10GB with an additional 10GB for referrals. CCloud also now gives businesses users the ability to configure sub-account groups and control the level of access to files and folders by groups or users, ensuring sensitive data is only available to those with clearance.

CCloud paid accounts range from $7.99 per month with 100GB of storage to $34.99 per month for 500GB.

Comodo Backup finds and categorizes (music, videos, photos, mail, etc.) all files so users can start backing up as much as 10GB of data while keeping files organized. Comodo Backup now offers deduplication for image backups, helping improve backup speed and consume fewer resources.

Comodo’s CDrive service, which allows a user to access cloud storage via a virtual drive on their PC as if it were a local drive or partition, has had significant speed increases when it comes to browsing, uploading, and downloading.

Competition in the file storage space is heating up as cloud storage providers like Box and Dropbox are seeking out greater funding and partnerships to expand. There are also a number of new entrants into the file synchronization service that use peer-2-peer technology used in torrent applications such as BitTorrent Sync and Mega which now have users numbering in the millions.

Facing this competition, Comodo seems to be adding functionality to its cloud storage services while still maintaining a clear focus on security – something for which the company is well known.

About the Author

David Hamilton is a Toronto-based technology journalist who has written for the National Post and other news outlets. He has covered the hosting industry internationally for the Web Host Industry Review with particular attention to innovative hosting solutions and the issues facing the industry. David is a graduate of Queen’s University and the Humber College School of Media Studies.

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  1. I love DropBox and have used it for years both personally and in a business environment. The biggest challenge that they face is they provide a service that is easily replicated by any number of companies, including powerful ones like Google , Amazon and Microsoft. The services are a dime a dozen right now and they way I see it, there are two things that can set a company apart: 1) tight integration with multiple platforms and 2) lots of storage space. Dropbox is doing a great job on the integration front. It couldn’t be much easier to use, whether on a Mac, PC, or cellphone. But right now, they are getting pressure on the storage space issue. I keep getting emails that Norton wants to give me 50GB and Google wants to give me 100 MB. So right now I am making the switch to a product by Barracuda called Copy. They start you out with 20GB of space (more than I have on DropBox after years) and with referrals of 5GB a pop it can go quickly from there. Check it out at https://copy.com?r=BlX7tm.

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