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Code 42 Software Achieves “Excellent” Rating in Leading Analyst Firm’s Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup Report

Report evaluates 11 endpoint backup products against 12 critical capabilities and across two use cases

(Minneapolis – Oct. 16, 2012) – Code 42 Software Inc., developers of award-winning onsite, offsite and online backup solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today announced its CrashPlan PROe enterprise backup solution was evaluated and received a rating of “excellent” in Gartner, Inc.’s recent “Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup”¹ report.

According to Gartner, “the increased mobility of the workforce and business adoption of tablets is forcing organizations to face the challenge of protecting and backing up the portable devices their employees use. As a result, we are receiving an increasing volume of user inquiries on endpoint backup. This Critical Capabilities report provides detailed stack ranking of 11 endpoint backup products against 12 critical capabilities and across two use cases and aims to help organizations use this research to narrow down their enterprise endpoint backup product shortlist.”

“We consider our ‘excellent’ rating by Gartner to be confirmation of our successful track record in delivering comprehensive data backup solutions that arm enterprises with greater levels of security, flexibility and efficiency,” said Matthew Dornquast, co-founder and CEO, Code 42 Software. “As BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and the consumerization of IT continue to influence standard business practices, Code 42 is poised to solidify its leadership position in the rapidly evolving enterprise data backup space.”

The Critical Capabilities report is designed to compare the two common use cases—mobile-workforce- centric versus office-workforce-centric—against 12 critical capabilities. This research focuses on the following critical capabilities that differentiate competing endpoint backup products: device/OS diversity, content variety, heterogeneous restore, scalability, performance, data reduction techniques, data capture frequency, security, administrator experience, user experience, cloud services support and e-discovery functions.

CrashPlan PROe is the only enterprise backup solution that runs continuously; empowers end users with easy, self-service access to backed up files from any computer or mobile device; and gives enterprise IT a single, powerful disaster recovery solution that’s easy to manage. As a result, more than 4,500 companies globally – many of them the largest enterprises in the world, including Adobe, Google, Groupon, HP, Intuit, Kraft Foods, LinkedIn, NASA and The University of Texas – trust PROe to continuously, silently guard their information and deliver complete control over every aspect of data protection.

  1. 1 “Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup” by Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell, Alan Dayley 9 October 2012.

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