Monthly Archives: April 2012

Security in the Cloud


If you don’t think that the cloud is secure, think again.  Cloud providers, like Mozy, are implementing some of the most robust security features on the market so that consumers, SMBs and enterprises can see their benefits – without the cost or hassle of trying to build them themselves.

If you’re not sure if the cloud is secure enough to protect the data on your laptops, let’s see how the Mozy cloud stacks up against the protection applied to the laptops themselves.

A report last year from the Ponemon Institute surveyed 275 European organisations and discovered that, between them, they had lost more than 72,000 laptops in the previous 12 months.

42% were lost offsite and 32% were lost in transit.  Only 34% had encrypted any data and only 7% had any anti-theft features installed.

Let’s compare that with Mozy.

Encrypting data to ensure privacy

All data backed up with Mozy is encrypted to military standards using AES or Blowfish encryption before it leaves the computer.  For added security, users are able to choose their own personal encryption key.

Protecting data in transit

Mozy employs the same SSL-encrypted transport technology deployed in online banking to protect data on its journey to the cloud.

Protecting against data loss offsite

Data stored offsite with Mozy goes to Mozy’s ISO27001-certified, SAS16-audited local data centres.  Data blocks are split using Distributed Reed Solomon technology and spread across the server array to create redundancy.  The information remains encrypted behind the highest levels of digital and physical security.

The security measures applied by Mozy regularly far outstrip the level of protection that most people and organisations feel they need in the physical world.

You can find out more about Mozy and how you can ensure the security of your data by visiting us on Stand H65 at InfoSec at Earls Court, London, from the 24th to the 26th of April 2012.  Alternatively, why not check out this article from the Sunday Telegraph.

Mozy and Enterprise – Ready for Each Other

This week, Mozy launched MozyEnterprise, its online backup service for large businesses in the UK. With the  official UK launch following some years after the product became available in the USA, many people are asking, “Why now?”


Over the past few years, the Mozy Enterprise Backup Solution has enjoyed many successes – but has also endured some bruises where the market and the product have not always been ready for each other.  Today we feel that the time has never been more right for us to bring MozyEnterprise to the UK market as Enterprise customers worldwide are finally ready to embrace the cloud.  Here are the main reasons:

  1. Mozy’s enterprise cloud backup solution has enjoyed years of hardening and testing.  Four years after first bringing MozyEnterprise to market, the product has really been put to the test and we feel its ready for what you have to throw at it.
  2. Businesses, even very large businesses, are accepting cloud solutions as enterprise-ready and great choices for their IT needs.  We no longer have to convince enterprises of the power of the cloud – the cloud has proved itself.
  3. Enterprises are seeing the complexity of their backup and file accessibility needs explode – from remote workforces to Bring Your Own Device policies, IT departments are no longer able to maintain strict control over the places and devices where people need access to their data, and enterprise cloud backup (specifically MozyEnterprise!) is well-suited to the needs of a diverse workforce.

We are very excited to introduce MozyEnterprise to large businesses in the UK and can’t wait to revolutionise the enterprise with the best backup and data access solution out there.

To learn more about MozyPro and MozyEnterprise and the difference between the two, make sure to watch Mozy Product Managers Jamie Morningstar and Todd Esplin discuss the differences between each offering.