2011 News Releases / Coverage

Nov 14, 2011
TechCrunch
Bootstrapped Company Behind iDrive, iBackup Is Fed Up With Patent Trolls

Pro Softnet Corporation, the company behind online backup and cloud storage services such as iDrive and iBackup (we’ve covered their solutions a few times in the past) apparently finds itself facing its 'largest patent attack' brought on by a non-practicing entity (or ‘NPE’, aka a patent troll).

Oct 20, 2011
SlashGear
Apple iPhone 4S launch drives IDrive Lite to single day usage record

A free app called IDrive Lite has been around for a while now. This app is available for multiple devices including the iPhone and the Android platform. When the iPhone 4S launched recently the massive influx of new users lead to IDrive Lite breaking a single day user record. The company reports that on the Friday the 4S launched it set a new record for the most users in a single day.

Aug 24, 2011
PR Newswire
Special Technology Event in SF Bay Area, August 31, 2011: Cloud.e™ - Disaster Recovery & The Cloud

Pro Softnet Corporation, a world-class provider of cloud storage, online backup, compliance and remote access solutions for consumers and business today announced its first annual Cloud.e event, which will drive thoughts, technologies, and best practices around cloud storage and cloud-based disaster recovery for businesses of all sizes. Cloud.e will feature two guest speakers, a special presentation by Pro Softnet CEO Raghu Kulkarni, and networking opportunities. This is a free event and refreshments & lunch will be provided. Seating is limited and guests interested in attending are kindly requested to RSVP as soon as possible.

Aug 23, 2011
PR Newswire
Recent IDrive Survey Reveals That Millions of People Will Waste Time Manually Entering Contacts Into Mobile Phones

Pro Softnet Corporation, a world-class provider of cloud storage, online backup, compliance and remote access solutions for consumers and business, today announced the findings of a recent survey conducted online via Harris Interactive on behalf of IDrive among 2,148 adults aged 18 an older; the findings pointing out the millions of people that will manually transfer contacts from their old phone to their new phone.

June 14, 2011
PR Newswire
New IDrive Online Backup App Lets Android Mobile Phone and Tablet Users Access and Manage Their IDrive Online Backups from Anywhere

Pro Softnet Corporation, a world-class provider of cloud storage, online backup, compliance, and remote access solutions for consumers and business, today announced the availability of the IDrive online backup app, a free Android app that lets users literally "get in touch" with their backed-up files anywhere they have 3G/4G or Wi-Fi access. After downloading and installing the IDrive app from the Android Market, users can simply log into their IDrive account using their established credentials to view backed-up files, share backed-up files/folders with others by simply entering the recipient's email address, check to ensure their last backup completed successfully, even view account statistics.

May 02, 2011
PR Newswire
IDrive® Online Backup Service Enhances Macintosh® Client to Push Time Machine Backups to the Cloud; Offers New Rapid Serve Restore Service

Pro Softnet Corporation, maker of the popular IDrive online backup service, today announced that users of its IDrive Macintosh client software version 1.4.2 now enjoy full support for Apple Time Machine backups. Once the Time Machine folder is selected for backup to the IDrive online account, IDrive automatically keeps the latest Time Machine data protected for a redundant backup. If the local Time Machine backup becomes lost or corrupted, individual files/folders, or the entire Time Machine backup can be restored back to the Mac.

Apr 21, 2011
PR Newswire
IDrive Online Backup Announces Huge Discounts for Students and Colleges

IDrive Online Backup today announced huge discounts for students and colleges for its flagship online backup offering.

Apr 19, 2011
PR Newswire
Pro Softnet Lets IDrive® Users Get in Touch with Their Online Backups from Anywhere with New IDrive Mobile App for iPhone®

Pro Softnet Corporation, a world-class provider of cloud storage, online backup, compliance, and remote access solutions for consumers and business, today announced the availability of IDrive Mobile, a free iPhone app that lets users literally "get in touch" with their online backed-up files. After downloading and installing the IDrive Mobile app from the Apple iTunes® App Store, users simply log into their IDrive account using their established credentials to view backed up files, check to ensure their last backup completed successfully, even view account statistics including how much data is backed up and how much storage space is available. The new IDrive Mobile app is also compatible with the iPod Touch and iPad.

Mar 17, 2011
Network Computing
Pro Softnet Expands IDrive Online Backup Offering With New IDrive Unlimited, Providing Affordable Unlimited Online Data Storage

Pro Softnet Corporation, a world-class provider of cloud storage, online backup, compliance, and remote access solutions for consumers and business, today announced an expansion to their popular IDrive online backup plan lineup with the new IDrive Unlimited plan. As its name suggests, IDrive Unlimited provides unlimited online backup storage for an attractively priced fixed annual fee. IDrive Unlimited is targeted to the home consumer market segment where vast and ever-growing amounts of digital pictures, videos, music, movies, and documents go largely unprotected.

Mar 07, 2011
PR Newswire
IDrive Online Backup Announces 'IDrive Unlimited,' Allowing Backup of an Unlimited Amount of Data

Pro Softnet Corp., a long-time pioneer in online backup and offsite data storage and developer of IDrive.com, announces the launch of IDrive Unlimited. IDrive Unlimited allows an unlimited amount of backup from a single Windows machine at only $49.50 per year. This new plan is offered alongside IDrive's 5GB free Basic plan and their Pro plans which vary in size from 50GBs to 1TB.

Jan 20, 2011
PR Newswire
IDrive Adds Photo Backup to Its iPhone Backup App

Pro Softnet Corporation, a leader in Cloud-based Storage and remote access offerings with services that include IDrive ( www.idrive.com ) announced a key enhancement to its contacts backup application for iPhones, IDrive Lite.

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