Livedrive was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in the United Kingdom. The company, in turn is owned by J2 Global. LiveDrive is one of J2 Global’s many brands which include: Campaigner, eVoice, Electric Mail, MyFax, eFax, eFax Corporate, and FuseMail, to name a few. Livedrive sells their backup services to individuals and businesses as well as offering it for a white label product for resellers, with several options for branding with resellers. Backup Lizard is among the top performers of their resellers, and is also reviewed by the Review Team.
IDrive has one of the longest track records in the industry. The company began in 1995 and was originally known as Pro Softnet Corporation. The company’s initial product name (IBackup) was changed to IDrive when the company purchased its current domain in 2003. IDrive offers their customers fully-featured products at highly competitive pricing. IDrive offers both complete cloud backups as well as a hardware device which quickly transfers data from computers and mobile devices (IDrive One).
ADrive was founded in 2007. The founders of ADrive are long-time experts of the security industry, and they took everything that they learned with their experiences and created ADrive to help users put their files in the cloud to protect against loss of files. The company is headquartered in Emeryville, California.
Carbonite was founded in 2005 and is one of the most experienced companies in the industry. They are headquartered in Massachusetts. The company boasts several awards and is very well known in the industry. The company offers their services to businesses and personal users. Users are able to receive true backups of their files, and with some plans, even have the option to mirror drives or backup system files.
Norton is a branch of the Symantec company which was founded in 1982. The company is currently headquartered in Mountain View, California, in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Best known for their PC antivirus products, Norton offers 25 GB of secure computer backup which can be purchased in conjunction with one of their antivirus programs or purchased as a standalone product.
New subscriptions for SafeSync by Trend Micro have been suspended as of January 31, 2016. Any subscriptions which were purchased or renewed prior to this date will remain operational for current subscribers only through January 31, 2017. All stored backup files will need to be downloaded before the end of service for that account. For example, if a customer purchased a subscription in October, 2015, their renewal would come in October, 2016. They would need to backup their files to another computer or service by that date in order to prevent the backups from being lost. Current customers wishing to learn more about how this change affects them are counseled to visit Trend Micro’s SafeSync End of Life and End of Service page. The Review Team advises all current customers to verify the date of their subscription to prevent data loss.
Data Deposit Box™ is owned and operated by KineticD™, and is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The company was founded in 2002 and specializes in providing backup and cloud storage for small and medium businesses. The company offers military-level encryption and patented continuous backup of files, a few of them being Outlook, Quickbooks, Great Plains, MS Access, and MySQL files, among others. Users are able to backup their VMWare and HyperV virtual machines.
Nero BackItUp's final date of business was May 5, 2016. The review below is the last known information the Review Team was able to confirm in July 2015, but the Overall Score reflects that they are no longer servicing customers.
Elephant Drive was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. The company offers computer backup plans for both individuals and businesses with a suite of features. Elephant Drives uses the security of Amazon S3 for all of their accounts, delivering a secure storage in the cloud for their customers’ data. Users can backup and sync their Android and iOS devices with the company’s free apps.
My Other Dive was founded in 2005 and is currently headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The company offers several choices in online backups, including a free plan with is ad-supported. My Other Drive can also be used by companies, with their Enterprise plans. The company is highly-transparent, which is a benefit to customers.