SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Photos of a baby's first smile, a unique music collection, a major project that took months to complete - these are just some of the precious files that are often stored only on our computer's hard drive. As more and more of our lives are in digital format, the danger of losing valuable, sometimes irreplaceable files is a major emotional and practical concern. Everyone knows the importance of making backups of the content on a computer, but few people actually backup their data on a consistent basis.
F-Secure Online Backup takes away the worry of losing valuable files. It works automatically in the background whenever you are connected to the Internet, securely backing up all your pictures, music, documents and other digital content. There is no limit on the amount of data you can backup from the hard drive of your computer. Your personal files are copied from your computer over the Internet into highly secure data centers. You can restore the content to the same computer or a different computer, and a Web portal allows you to view your backed up content from any PC or Mac with an Internet connection.
Antti Reijonen, VP for Consumer Business and Marketing at F-secure, said, "F-Secure Online Backup responds to a real concern people have about losing the important files on their computer. Surprisingly very few people today make sufficient backups of their content. F-Secure Online Backup automates this task, so there is no need to spend time burning CDs or setting up external storage devices, which has kept people from making backups."
Survey shows people are concerned about keeping digital material safe
A recent survey* conducted by F-Secure revealed that the fear of losing valuable documents is widely shared. Although 42% of all respondents in the survey said they had lost valuable content, most only backed up their files a couple of times a year, even less frequently or never. Almost 40% of respondents in North America never made backups.