CrashPlan Review

CrashPlan Review

Pros

  • Complete computer backup
  • Live chat for customer support
  • 448 Bit Encryption

Cons

  • No file sharing
  • Mobile app with limited functionality

Overall Score

9.3
cloud storage review summary

Summary

Founded in 2001, the software company Code 42 created CrashPlan and CrashPlan Pro in order to provide secure and safe data backup systems for both onsite and online forms of storage. With eight data center locations worldwide, backing up important corporate information and storing business files can be accomplished with reduced latency from clogged networks. Learn all about them in this Crashplan review.

cloud storage features

Features

  • Simple and Easy to Use Interface
  • The same 448-bit security used in the Enterprise editions are also used at the lower levels
  • Access files stored on the CrashPlan server from any computer using a web browser to retrieve them
  • CrashPlan continuously checks for changes to information in order to provide the most recent catalog available
  • The CrashPlan software will automatically update itself without user input for the most up-to-date version available
  • And so much more…
product philosphy

Product Philosophy

Code 42 has gone out of their way in order to provide not only secure and fortified network architecture but a simplistic control interface that is easy to use by even the most novice of users. Backup, restore and settings are easily accessibly allowing one to change default and local destinations including computer resource allocation of CrashPlan Pro for both idle and activated computer states. Customer service and ease of use are the driving forces for Code 42.

storage security

Security

CrashPlan Pro offers the amazing 448-bit Blowfish encryption. This Blowfish encryption has never been cracked since its debut in the early 1990s. As opposed to the 128-bit encryption many data facilities utilize – including some banks, Blowfish is superior in every aspect. Users can rest easy knowing that important and vital information is secured from prying eyes.

how much storage offered

Storage

Storage space for CrashPlan Pro can range from the small 50GB up to the maximum allotment size of four terabytes. This range is perfect for a variety of needs by virtually any customer type. While document files, spreadsheets and financial program information do not take up much space, video, music and graphic design files can be quite large. CrashPlan Pro can accommodate a wide variety of customer projects and data needs.

how easy is it to use

Ease of Use

With the CrashPlan Pro user interface, users are able to control backup settings and monitor their storage system with clear-language support. Being able to access data from any computer with a browser gives CrashPlan Pro versatility to those who travel or are otherwise not at their computer station. CrashPlan Pro supports Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris giving users of all denominations the ability to protect and save important information. The software itself does not cost anything to use, which is another benefit to using CrashPlan Pro. Concurrent user licensing costs are a thing of the past.

customer service

Help & Support

Chatting live allows users to have questions answered without the distraction of the typical phone call. Information can be easily transmitted by way of email for less urgent situations. Full of valuable information, the User Forums will give one the opportunity to possibly fix an issue or have a question answered at his or her convenience. When all else fails, Code 42′s phone number is available to call them directly.

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