Webroot, Iron Mountain Join Online Storage Security Space

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2008-03-27 Print this article Print

Veteran companies' well-known brands help soothe security concerns. 

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-While smaller, new-generation companies such as Arsenal (now with IBM), Berkeley Data Systems (now with EMC), Carbonite and others have tended to hog the headlines in the midmarket online data storage space, a couple of relative senior citizens have quietly added their own brands to this burgeoning market.

Iron Mountain, established in 1951 to protect paper and film records, and 11-year-old Webroot are better known for other things: Iron Mountain for carting away physical and digital records and storing them in underground vaults, and Webroot for cleaning up extraneous files in Windows computers with Window Washer and Spy Sweeper.

However, both highly successful companies have come to the fore with online storage and data protection services that have the advantage of a familiar brand.

Read the full story on eWEEK's Midmarket site. 

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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