SpiderOak Named CODiE Award Finalist in Storage Category

March 24, 2009

Service Provides Cloud-Based Backup, Sync & File Sharing across PC, Mac & Linux

CHICAGO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ — Online data manager SpiderOak announced today that it has been named a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association’s 24th Annual CODiE Awards, a competition that recognizes outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information and education technology industries. SpiderOak was nominated in the Best Storage Software Solution category for its suite of cloud-based backup, sync and file sharing services.

SpiderOak enables users to store, backup, access, share and sync files across any combination of Windows, Mac and Linux computers as well as external storage media. Designated document, music, photo, movie and other folders can be automatically and continuously backed up and sync’ed without user intervention and accessed 24×7 from any Internet-enabled computer anywhere in the world with a click. Users can also create password-protected ‘ShareRooms’ with groups of folders that can be seen by designated friends, family members, colleagues, or clients.

Competitive advantages include advanced de-duplication that reduces storage costs as well as cutting backup/sync time by as much as 90% after the initial backup of the first computer in a user’s account; perpetual file and version storage that ensures access to older and even deleted files that are irretrievable with most similar services; low-cost aggregating of multiple devices on one account, enabling users to take advantage of bulk storage rates; and an industry-first no-password-storage security policy that prevents even SpiderOak employees from viewing user information including file and folder names.

“Today’s computer users need assurance that their data will always be available, regardless of what machine they’re using and whether their computer crashed,” said SpiderOak CEO Ethan R. Oberman. “Our selection as a CODiE award finalist demonstrates our success in providing a comprehensive, secure, flexible and user-friendly solution that fully protects one’s personal information assets.”

SpiderOak is one of six finalists in the Best Storage Software Solution category and one of 345 finalists in 71 categories for this year’s CODiE awards. The finalists were culled from over 850 products by nearly 190 judges from the trade press, consulting, educators, IT specialists and other neutral experts. Winners will be announced at a CODiE awards event in San Francisco on May 5.

About SpiderOak

SpiderOak provides innovative cloud-based personal data management services that simplify the process of backing up, accessing, organizing, sharing and synchronizing data from any number of computers or external storage media. The company’s solution suite protects users against data loss, permits browser-based access to information from the user’s personal computing devices from any Internet-enabled computer, ensures common file availability across multiple user machines without manual sync’ing, offers password-protected ‘Share Rooms’ for easy family/friend/colleague access, and provides a variety of technical advantages for efficient and cost-effective data management. For more information, visit https://spideroak.com.

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 500 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit www.siia.net.

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