Carbonite – new feature and price increase announced

Here is an email I just received from Carbonite:

Remote File Access
Beginning March 16th 2009, all Carbonite Online Backup customers will be able to access their backup from any computer with an internet connection using our new remote file access feature. This feature adds a layer of convenience by allowing your customers to securely retrieve single files from the website.

Price Increase

In the past year we’ve greatly improved the value of the Carbonite product, by adding several new features including a searchable restore drive. Therefore, with the addition of remote file access, we will be increasing the price of our service. On March 16th,
We’ve provided an overview of the new prices below:
•    1 year: $49.95 -> $54.95
•    2 year: $89.95 -> $99.95
•    3 year: $134.95 -> $129.95 (best value)

Carbonite for Mac
Announcing Carbonite Online Backup for Mac! Carbonite for Mac is the simple, reliable and affordable backup solution for Mac users. Your customers will enjoy unlimited backup space for only $54.95/year. And unlike other backup methods, with Carbonite for Mac you just “set it and forget it.” The Carbonite application runs quietly and unobtrusively in the background, automatically backing up your important emails, documents, photos and other files.
Although Carbonite for Mac is currently available, the product is in a soft launch and is only being advertised on the homepage. On March 16th, we will officially launch Carbonite for Mac with outbound advertising including updated landing pages.


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