Cox Business Expands Data Portfolio with Online Backup
Cox Business offers cost-conscious companies in Roanoke and Hampton Roads regions of Virginia an online backup service, with a planned service expansion in 2010.Cox Business, a division of broadband communications giant Cox Communications, announced that it is extending its data services portfolio to include online backup capabilities in the Roanoke and Hampton Roads regions of Virginia. Cox Business Online Backup service automatically backs up business files to secure data centers in order to help small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) be protected in the event of PC file corruption, accidental deletion or hardware failure caused by human error or unforeseen disaster.
"Cox Business Online Backup powered by Mozy provides the security and flexibility indicative of a business solution and is a compelling alternative to external hard drives and stacks of CDs cluttering the desktop," said Michael Braham, vice president Cox Business. "Cox Business is taking another important step in combining business-class broadband speed and applications."
Cox Business Online Backup includes 448-bit Blowfish local file encryption and copies are moved to the online backup servers using 128-bit SSL encryption, the industry standard for safe and secure data transfer. Backed-up files are stored in Mozy data centers with 24/7/365 onsite monitoring and security, fire detection and suppression systems, redundant power distribution units and seismic safeguards that are designed to withstanda 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
"According to IDC research, about two thirds of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) either currently use or plan to use online backup services -- and online storage is the number one area where these businesses indicate they will increase investment over the next two years," said Matt Davis, director of consumer and SMB telecom services for research firm IDC. "Cox is offering this service as a value added feature on its already competitive high-speed business Internet products, a combination we believe these companies will find extremely attractive."