Free Integrated Local Backup
Online backup is invaluable but is simply not designed to protect your entire computer. Using Userfriendly Computing’s local backup system, you can back up your entire computer, open/locked and operating system files to any local medium whether it is an external USB drive, a local network location, a USB stick or an iPod.
Userfriendly Computing’s backup service keeps an unlimited version history of all your files, allowing you to roll back to any version of any of your files. Use our time machine feature to recover exactly the snapshot of files and versions that you need, for example, your tax records as at April 14 last year.
Continuous Data Protection
Engage Userfriendly Computing’s Live Protect TM Continuous Data Protection module to initiate file backup as soon as a change is detected. You change a file, and we’ll back it up instantly.
Unlimited Number of Computers
Userfriendly Computing lets you back up as many computers as you like using one account. Over 60% of households have more than one computer and — unlike many providers — Userfriendly Computing allows you to protect and recover from all machines. Back up your home, office and laptop computers all on one account for easy access to ALL your files from anywhere.
Enhanced Security & Privacy
Userfriendly Computing’s system ensures complete privacy protection. Userfriendly Computing uses a three-tiered encryption system which encrypts data on the user’s computer, again in transit and again when at rest in storage. Users can also opt to use Userfriendly Computing’s UltraSafeTM which means that not even Userfriendly Computing’s engineers can view the data stored on the Userfriendly Computing servers. Only the user who put it there can ever access the data. This stands in contrast to most other online backup systems, where data is neither encrypted on your client, nor stored as encrypted data so as to prevent employees of the software vendor from accessing stored data.
Enterprise Compression & Transfer Systems
The Userfriendly Computing compression system only backs up changed files and then only the changed 1’s and 0’s are transferred. On a 500 MB database (MYOB/Intuit/Turbo Tax) the daily transfer can be as small as 5 KB. Our transfer system is enterprise grade, meaning that large file transfers are resumed at the KB of interruption, and do not start at the beginning (like most online backup systems).
Unlimited Versioning & Archiving
Unlike other online backup systems, we do not delete the file from your backup just because you delete the file from your computer. Other companies call this “archiving” and refuse to do it. If you delete your local file, they remove it from your online backup storage. We call it “proper backup”. Over 80% of data loss occurs due to accidental deletion. With Userfriendly Computing you can be rest assured that we keep every version of every file forever, until you tell us to remove it.
When you delete a file from your computer —accidentally or otherwise — some online backup systems also delete it from your backup. But as over 80% of data loss occurs due to accidental deletion, Userfriendly Computing keeps every version of every file forever, until you tell us to remove it. We call it “proper backup”.
Intelligent File Filters
To help you back up precisely what you want to, you can instruct Userfriendly Computing Online Backup to watch your My Documents folder but to ignore all *.mp3’s and *.avi’s. Alternatively you can tell Userfriendly Computing to only protect *.doc, and *.xls. Either use our pre-sets or set your own inclusion/exclusion mask.
It is possible to schedule monthly, weekly, daily or hourly backups, and also perform instant backups. Other online backup systems run constantly, taking up valuable CPU and RAM system resources. Userfriendly Computing only runs when you schedule it, keeping you safe without impacting your system performance.
One Click File & Folder Sharing
From inside the Userfriendly Computing My Account portal you can share your files with anyone who has an email address. Never have a large attachment bounce again! Just share your already backed-up data with friends and colleagues. Or if you are a home user, easily share photos or videos.
Global Roaming Access
Because your data is being backed up daily to the Userfriendly Computing Backup Server Grid, you can access your data anywhere in the world using just a web-browser. Never be without that critical file again.
Disaster Recovery Planning
Disaster Recovery Planning starts with up to date data backups of all your critical data and software applications. If you want the most out of your business I.T. systems, Userfriendly Computing can help you plan, prepare and prevent loss due to natural disasters, fire, theft and accidental deletions, all of which can cripple your business.
NOTE: Prices are a monthly rate per business account and exclude GST
- Supports all Windows 2000 or later operating system versions.
- Userfriendly Computing does not currently support Linux/Unix OS.
- Back up as many PCs as you like up to your individual storage limit.
- Contract Period: 12 Months.
- Connection: Broadband.
- Devices: Internet/network capable.
- Hardware: Less than six years old.
- Operating System: Windows OS, MAC OS.