Personal files backed up to secured online store
Symantec has developed a new online backup system to underpin a cloud-based storage service that launches today and which will target consumers wanting to safely store their photo, audio and movie files.
Norton Online Backup helps ensure valuable files are never lost by automatically storing copies of each backed-up and encrypted file onto separate, secured and professionally managed and replicated servers, the company said.
It is the first Web-based consumer offering delivered by Norton.
It will suit home networks running up to five PCs and will retail at around $50 for a storage capacity up to 25GB. Additional storage space can be purchased in increments of 10GB, 25GB, 50GB and 100GB.
The new Norton Online Backup service will have the same user interface as the Norton 360 product.
Symantec is said to be using the 128-bit AES encryption algorithm to protect data being sent to its servers, and 256-bit AES encryption to protect data at rest.