LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IDrive Inc., a prominent offsite, online backup provider, announced that it surpassed the half-billion mark for the number of mobile contacts backed up to its servers. The company recently released an app for Windows 8 that provides secure mobile backups, helping to boost its mobile backup count.
Apple's release of newly updated iPhones further added to the surge in the number of contacts IDrive currently has backed up. "I think people are constantly looking for an easy backup solution to protect their mobile data and contacts, especially when they get a new device," says Shane Bingham, Business Development Associate at IDrive. "The fact that we've reached over a half-billion mobile contacts is a reflection of the fact that IDrive is offering something users find very valuable: a simple backup solution, no matter what operating system you're using. The latest iPhones also enticed many Android users to switch to iOS and our IDrive app provides cross-platform capabilities that allow mobile data to be transferred to a new phone on a different operating system."
Mobile users also benefit from the anywhere access that IDrive provides. Users can backup an unlimited number of PCs, Macs, and mobile devices (iOS, Android, and Windows) to a single account for no additional cost. These apps provide the ability to securely backup mobile data, giving users an extra layer of protection. "The heightened interest in our mobile backup apps may also be a result of the fact that we are NSA-proof," Bingham adds. "Considering the recent coverage of PRISM, our option for private key encryption, which ensures no one can see your data, except you, is a critical option for anyone who is especially concerned with privacy."
Backing up mobile data can save a lot of time, money, and frustration in the event your mobile device breaks, gets lost, or is stolen. As the number of mobile contacts in IDrive's servers continues to rise, it is increasingly clear that more people are recognizing the importance of keeping mobile data protected.
IDrive Inc. is a privately held company specializing in cloud storage, online backup, file sharing, remote access, compliance, sync and related technologies. Core services include IDrive®, IDriveSync, IBackup®, RemotePC™ and EVS for developers. The company's services help over 2 million customers back up over 45 Petabytes of data.
SOURCE IDrive Inc.