PRESS RELEASE: Code 42 Software Inc., creators of CrashPlan and CrashPlan PROe, award-winning backup software for home and enterprise, announces the immediate availability of CrashPlan PRO, a new cloud backup service for the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market.

Designed specifically for the unique backup needs of SMBs, CrashPlan PRO works unobtrusively, delivering automatic continuous backup, both online and to attached drives. CrashPlan PRO’s simplified, web-based management dashboard enables managers to easily monitor all user backups, conduct real-time management, and control company-wide backup settings. Whether a business has two computers or 200, all desktop and laptop computers are protected.

“We didn’t want to simply rebrand our consumer product and call it ‘business’, nor did we strip down our enterprise product and rename it. Instead, we started with a blank slate and asked, ’What do businesses really need?’” said Matthew Dornquast, founder and CEO, Code 42 Software. ”What every business needs is the security and reliability of an enterprise product combined with the ease of use of a consumer product. And of course they’d like to have support from people who really know backup, available via phone, email, and live chat. That’s exactly what we’re delivering today.”

With CrashPlan PRO, all data is protected with 448-bit encryption before it ever leaves the computer, meaning even the most sensitive business data is safe and secure in the cloud. CrashPlan PRO also features cross-platform support for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris (both client and server), multiple destination support, unrivaled support for laptop backup, de-duplication, and comprehensive reporting.

CrashPlan PRO is available immediately to customers in the United States and Canada. Worldwide availability expected is in Q4, 2011.

There are two pricing plans available – unlimited storage per computer, or an unlimited number of computers for a chosen amount of storage.

  • Unlimited storage – $7.49 per month to back up a single computer with unlimited storage
  • Unlimited computers – Plans range from 50GB to 4TB averaging less than $5/computer/month