LiveVault to Expand Online Backup Service

A new version of its MyLiveVault service will add features for security and improved priveleges tracking.

LiveVault Corp this quarter will expand its online backup service deeper into the mid-market, officials said.

A new, as-yet unnamed version of its MyLiveVault service, which performs automatic backups of workstations and servers to an off-site data center, will add features for security and improved priveleges tracking, officials said.

"Users will be able to be assigned certain computers and certain rights within those computers," said Scott Jarr, director of product management, in Marlborough, Mass. "Weve enhanced the security around logins and access," with technology such as server grouping, or based on users location, responsibility and functions, he said.

The service is sold through partners, with list prices of $295 per month, per server, for 10 GB; $695 for 25 GB; and $1,250 for 50 GB. It can be set up to automatically avoid saving data like temporary files, MP3 files, and virus updates, Jarr said.

LiveVault uses an Iron Mountain Inc. data center connected to two Internet backbone providers for redundancy.

Beside customers own data storage and the data center copies, data is also saved on two copies of tapes, one of which Iron Mountain takes off-site.

LiveVault currently has "several hundred customers" and is exploring ways to serve larger enterprises in the future.