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Code42 Delivers Substantial Value and Data Protection to Internet2 Thanks to Code42’s CrashPlan Enterprise Endpoint Backup

Scalable, cross-platform solution replaces three disparate solutions; reduces time and resources spent on data management

Code42, developers of award-winning, endpoint data protection and management solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today announced that Internet2—a member-owned, advanced technology community consisting of more than 245 U.S. universities—has experienced substantial cost savings thanks to Code42’s CrashPlan enterprise endpoint backup.

Since beginning the partnership in May and deploying CrashPlan via Code42’s public cloud, Internet2 significantly reduced the amount of IT staff time and resources spent managing endpoint and server backup. Employees have easy, secure access to protected files and can restore data on their own, without requiring the help of IT staff.

The unified, cross-platform CrashPlan solution protects Internet2’s server environment—including more than 160 Windows and Linux servers—and protects all staff laptop and desktop computers located throughout the country. A replacement to the organization’s previous, cumbersome local solution, CrashPlan’s multi-layered security encrypts data from end to end, with data access controlled via integration with Internet2’s Shibboleth open-source, identity-based authentication system.

“We’ve experienced significant cost savings from the substantial decrease in staff time needed to manage our data, particularly in how we used to offsite our server backups,” said Jeff Hagley, system administrator for Internet2. “With CrashPlan, backup is automatic now; no one is tasked with making copies of data and using Shibboleth to authenticate users is incredibly beneficial.”

Additionally, CrashPlan is available to Internet2 member institutions through Internet2’s NET+ program, which streamlines access to above-the-network services for universities and research organizations. Participating universities in the NET+ CrashPlan service validation process included: Arizona State University, Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, University of Notre Dame, University of Texas and University of Washington.

“CrashPlan’s recent inclusion in Internet2’s NET+ service was a great privilege on its own,” said Matthew Dornquast, co-founder and chief executive officer for Code42. “The services it provides to universities and research organizations are really important. Knowing Internet2 itself trusts us to safeguard its own sensitive data is a special honor.”

For an in-depth case study on how Internet2 uses CrashPlan, click here. For more information on the NET+ CrashPlan service offering for Internet2 member organizations, click here.

Code42 will demonstrate the CrashPlan solution in use by Internet2—as well as SharePlan, its new enterprise file sync and share application—in booth #1575 at the EDUCAUSE 2013 Annual Conference held Oct. 15-18 in Anaheim, Calif. For more information about CrashPlan for enterprises, visit www.code42.com/enterprise.

About Internet2®

Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions.

Internet2® also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, and serves more than 90,000 research and educational institutions, including more than 245 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 38 regional and state education networks, 60 leading corporations working with our community and more than 100 national research and education networking partners representing more than 50 countries. Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C, and West Hartford, CT. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.