June 6, 2013

Code 42 Software: Protecting The Data

We now live in the so-called information age. Hence, it’s really all about information. Facebook has become popular because it gives us information about our friends. Google is now a monster of a company because it’s the place where you can look for information.

A company or business today also stores a lot of information. Whether historical or current in nature the information is always of some use. Many of today’s software programs are built to analyze information or data. So if you lose that data you may be in a lot of difficulties.

Thus there are many companies today offering various forms of data protection. Code 42 Software is one such company. They way it will protect or backup your data has its very strong points. The company also backups data in more traditional ways.

Code 42 Software creates software that solve problems in an “elegant, and user friendly way.” It started out as a software development company in 2001. Focusing on data protection it created CrashPlan, CrashPlan PRO, and CashPlan PROe innovative onsite, offsite and cloud backup solutions catering to homes, businesses and enterprises.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota the company currently continues to provide high-performance hardware and easy-to-use solutions which protects the world’s data. Partial to this are the concepts of backup, archival and management of information from the moment it is created until the moment it should be destroyed.

How the company approaches this is files are automatically compressed, encrypted, and transmitted to your choice backup locations. This means easy backup of your laptop to a desktop, the office server off-site, or a remote employee‘s laptop to headquarters.

Since you are using your own backup locations you can avoid monthly fees, have greater security and can recover from data loss much faster. If you don’t have a destination you can have access to the built-in CrashPlan Central for a small monthly fee.

Investors are starting to notice this company. In Series A funding it was able to raise $52.2 million last January 17, 2012 from Accel Partners and Split Rock Partners. That sizable amount raised just goes to show how important data protection is and that Code 42 has a great looking future ahead of it.