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  • Udit 3:56 am on February 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmysite Forges Strategic Partnership with BIGLOBE, One of Japan’s Largest Hosting Providers 

    BIGLOBE Customers to Benefit from Dropmysite’s

    Self-Service Website Backup and Recovery Services

    San Francisco and Singapore, Feb. 10, 2015Dropmysite Pte Ltd, a leading website, email and mobile backup service, today announced that it has forged a strategic partnership with BIGLOBE, one of Japan’s largest Internet service providers, to provide its Dropmysite website backup and recovery service to BIGLOBE’s cloud hosting customers. Through this partnership, BIGLOBE customers will now be able to automatically backup and recover their website and email data from the cloud on demand following unplanned outages or other disruptions of service.

     As more websites fall victim to hacking, computer viruses and accidental corruption of data, there is increasing demand from businesses and individual website owners for automatic backup of and easy restoration of webpages, critical files and databases. Backup and recovery are especially challenging for small and medium-sized businesses, which often lack the technological expertise to configure and manage their own backup servers.

    Dropmysite began offering cloud backup and recovery services in 2011 as a response to these challenges, and as it has with dozens of other major ISPs and cloud hosting providers, will provide a white-label version of its popular services to BIGLOBE. Dropmysite offers a simple yet powerful user interface, low cost and flexible backup storage, using highly secure AES 256 encryption.

    “By adding Dropmysite to our cloud hosting service, our customers can easily access the cloud backup service without having to set up or configure any new hardware. We are always looking to offer new value-added, self-service features to our customers, and we are confident that they will appreciate both the convenience and flexibility of the Dropmysite solution,” said Mako Kondo, deputy general manager at the business division of BIGLOBE.

    BIGLOBE cloud hosting providers can now purchase Dropmysite from BIGLOBE’s Cloud App Store and easily set up and start backing up their data from the Dropmysite user management screen. Users can also download and restore their backed up data at any time.

    Dropmysite’s standard backup service features include:

    • Automated incremental file and database backup
    • Fast and easy backup from the user management screen
    • Quick download and restoration of data from the user management screen
    • Ability to flexibly upgrade storage
    • Encrypted protection for backed up data
    • Affordable pricing starting from 250 yen/month for up to 10GB, excluding tax

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    About Dropmysite

    Dropmysite is a comprehensive service that lets you back up your website and databases—automatically and easily. Dropmysite Pte Ltd, was founded in 2011 by John Fearon, a serial entrepreneur. Dropmysite is a leading Internet backup company with a focus on backing up cloud data, such as websites, emails, databases, mobile devices and more. The company has developed a comprehensive solution and launched three websites: http://www.Dropmysite.comhttp://www.Dropmyemail.com and http://www.Dropmymobile.com.

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    About BIGLOBE

    BIGLOBE Inc., established in July 2006 and based in Tokyo, is one of Japan’s leading IT companies. The company is one of the largest Internet service providers in Japan and offers a variety of networking services, content and applications. http://www.biglobe.co.jp/en/

     
  • Udit 8:03 am on February 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    New Partners, New Products for the New Year! 

    The past few weeks have been really exciting at Dropmysite.  Our product innovation and enhancements are getting us ever closer to our mission of delighting partners and users alike through offering robust and intuitive backup solutions.

    It is important to keep in mind that backup is really the user’s last resort when it comes to data loss ensuing from malware, accidents or natural disasters

    We, at Dropmysite, strongly believe that a robust backup as a service solution is an integral part of the user’s security strategy. Empowering the end users with the right tools to backup their data and restore when necessary  is only a natural extension of that strategy.

     

    Product:

    We are pleased to announce that Dropmyemail APS 2.0 package for Parallels Automation in now approved, certified and live.   The package is available in the APS Standard catalog here.  Partners on Parallels Automation can now seamlessly offer Dropmyemail to their users.  Full story here.

    Also, our Automated Reseller Provisioning Platform (ARPP) is now available to resellers who can now integrate with Dropmysite and Dropmyemail without any plugin / API installation if they choose so.  Do check out our reseller page if you would like more information:  https://www.dropmysite.com/reseller. Full story here.

    We have also made a major feature enhancement to Dropmysite, now users can restore their database with one-click! We have introduced this feature to improve the disaster recovery time for the end users, who now can recover their websites and databases automatically with just a click of the button.  Full story here.

     Partners: 

    We have launched several key partnerships around the world.  Hostpapa, Canada’s # 1 Small Business Website Host and also a global player, is now offering Dropmysite to their users in 4 different languages.  “With the addition of Dropmysite’s reliable and simple to use website backup and restore solution, our customers will now have the right tool to successfully protect their data” said Jamie Opalchuk, CEO of HostPapa. (Press Release)

    Biglobe, one of Japan’s leading IT companies, has partnered with Dropmysite offering website, file and database backup to Biglobe’sCloud Hosting users. “By adding Dropmysite to our cloud hosting service, our customers can easily access the cloud backup service without setting up any new hardware”, said Deputy GM at Biglobe. (Press Release)

    We have also launched several Dromyemail , award winning email backup and archiving solution, partnerships across the globe with  IT providers such as iThink (India), EaseManage (Singapore) and Frontline (Dubai).

     
  • ridleyruth 5:27 pm on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Top technology trends for 2015 that impact hosters 

    As 2014 has come to an end, Gartner and IDC have come up with their own technological trends for 2015. Gartner has released its annual list of the top 10 strategic technology trends they say organizations should keep their eye on. IDC has released its own future forecast: “IDC Worldwide Predictions 2015: Accelerating Innovation on the 3rd Platform.” The 3rd Platform is the concept of the next generation of software founded on cloud computing, Big Data, mobile devices and social media. As a hosting provider how should you be prepared and what technological trends you should follow? We at dropmysite believe that the importance and prospects of cloud services such as IaaS will continue to dominate in 2015.

    The prowess of Cloud Computing

    Cloud storage and cloud hosting is here to stay and is set to boom in 2015. This is due to a plethora of ancillary and complementary services that favors an environment of dynamic and scalable nature. Both Gartner and IDC acknowledge that there will be a spike in the number of devices such as wearable’s, phablets, and others. Mobile device and app sales will reach $484 billion in 2015, according to IDC, accounting for 40% of IT spending growth. The predictions identified IoT as one of the most important factors for growth of the 3rd Platform in 2015. What this means for the hosting industry is that with a surge of mobile devices, there will be a great demand for small (but scalable) websites from small to medium businesses globally. Customers now have an option to browse through a catalogue of services which has been made available through the internet all at the user’s finger tips. New personalized mobile apps will continue to emerge to provide customer loyalty and to improve customer satisfaction.

    These factors will greatly influence the amount of storage required on the cloud. Scalable and DIY nature of cloud computing makes it ideal for these applications to be hosted entirely on the cloud. In order to keep up with changing demands of digital business, Gartner says computing needs to move away from static to dynamic models to scale systems up or down. This will be fuelled by declining network and bandwidth cost. IDC predicted PaaS, SaaS and IaaS services will remain a hotbed of activity in 2015, with $118 billion in spending. IaaS adoption is projected for the highest growth (36%) as new competitors take on AWS.

    2014 has greatly publicized a number of security vulnerabilities of the cloud. Gartner mentions that all roads to the digital future lead through security. Once organizations realize it’s impossible to provide a 100% secured environment, they can begin to apply more sophisticated risk assessment and mitigation tools. Gartner’s report predicts that the total cloud security market will grow from estimated $2.1 billion to $3.1 billion in 2015, an almost 33% increase. Gartner also predicts some trends that will drive the increase in cloud security.  Gartner noted that cloud-based security-as-a-service will become more popular with organizations’ IT departments as they gain more experience with cloud-based SaaS options.

    At Dropmysite we will continue to build our products with a security first mentality with features such as military grade encryption techniques for all data at rest and in transit. We will continue to add new security features and products that not only protect our partner’s customer’s data but will allow customers to quickly and safely recover from disaster events whether these events are a result of hacking or accidental incidents.

     
  • Udit 5:49 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Automated database restore is just a click away 

    Dropmysite has recently launched a very powerful automated database restore capability for all the users signed up by their vast network of partners and resellers. Using this feature end users can now restore their databases with just a click of a button. This feature was developed to improve the disaster recovery time for its partners’ end users. End Users can now completely recover their websites and databases automatically with just a click of the button.

    The user will continue to have the option to manually download the database dump file and upload it to their database servers.

    The steps to restore a database are outlined below:

    • Sign in to your account and go to your dashboard.

    Database1

    • Please select the version of the backup you want to restore.

    Database2

    • Click on restore

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    About DropMySite

    Dropmysite is an industry leader in cloud backup technologies offering secure and easy to-use services to SMBs around the globe.  Dropmysite was launched on in 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.

    Don’t have a reseller account? Visit: http://www.dropmysite.com/reseller and leave an enquiry now.

     
  • Udit 5:35 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmyemail Launches new portal for resellers 

    Your favorite email backup / archiving solution provider Dropmyemail recently launched its new reseller portal. Through this reseller portal, partners of dropmyemail will now be able to perform user / account management, plan management, pricing, order provisioning, order fulfillment and many more.

    New reseller portal

    Within the 1st month of its launching, this new reseller portal has seen new partners and launches from India, Singapore, Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand and The United States. This portal will now be used to communicate between dropmyemail and all its partners and soon many new features will be added to it. This reseller portal forms an integral part of the company’s Automated Reseller Provisioning Platform (ARPP). By using ARPP, smaller resellers can integrate with dropmysite and dropmyemail without any plugin / API installation.

    As part of this platform partners / resellers are able to:

    1. Access to Dropmyemail reseller portal
    2. A co-branded / white labeled domain though which the partner’s end users can login and access their backup dashboards.

    About DropMySite and DropMyEmail

    Dropmysite is an industry leader in cloud backup technologies offering secure and easy to-use services to SMBs around the globe.  Dropmysite was launched on in 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.  Its two primary products are:

    1. Email backup service is specifically designed for personal and small businesses users and they use POP3 / IMAP Protocols to backup emails once a day. The solution works with any mailbox server. Simplicity is achieved using a 2 step sign-up process, which does not require any technical expertise. Advanced features such as attachment managers, download, restore and migration are offered to all end users.
    2. Email Archiver is specifically designed to cater to archiving needs of small and medium businesses with advanced business and compliance requirements. Using this service, SMBs can not only archive all their company emails but also manage access controls to archived emails across departments. With rich features such as advanced search, unlimited storage, admin panel, attachment manager, alert configuration, download, migration and restore, DME Archiver has successfully captured all requirements of a fully compliant email archiving service which includes legal discovery and investigations, regulatory and compliance and business continuity.

    For more information, visit: https://www.dropmyemail.com/reseller

     
  • Udit 5:32 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmysite scales greater heights with HostPapa and RumahWeb and with the Automated Reseller Provisioning Platform 

    Dropmysite soars to greater heights with two major launches in the same month in two different continents. Recently the award winning website and database backup solution provider, Dropmysite launched its flagship service with HostPapa in Canada and Rumahweb in Indonesia.

    HostPapa Inc. is a global leader in web hosting services. HostPapa has just upgraded their online backup and disaster recovery offerings to Dropmysite.

    http://blog.dropmysite.com/2015/01/13/dropmysite-launches-with-global-web-hosting-leader-hostpapa/

    Rumahweb is one of Indonesia’s biggest web hosting providers and it is now offering Dropmysite’s award winning backup services to its entire client base.

    http://blog.dropmysite.com/2015/01/13/dropmysite-launches-with-leading-indonesian-web-hosting-company-rumahweb/

    Both these companies’ customers around the world will now have seamless access and control to their website and database backups. These launches are continuing stepping stones to what comes next. Very soon, Dropmysite with also be launched with the largest Greek hosting provider as well as other throughout the world as Dropmysite continues its Global expansion strategy.

    In December 2014 Dropmysite also introduced its Automated Reseller Provisioning Platform (ARPP) to its smaller resellers through which smaller resellers can now integrate with Dropmysite and Dropmyemail without any plugin / API installation.  As part of this platform partners / resellers would receive:

    1. access to the  Dropmysite / Dropmyemail reseller portal through which they can perform user management, account management, order provisioning, order fulfillment, reporting and
    2. A co-branded / white labeled domain though which the partner’s end users can login and see their backup dashboards completely white labeled.

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    About DropMySite

    Dropmysite is an industry leader in cloud backup technologies offering secure and easy to-use services to SMBs around the globe.  Dropmysite was launched on in 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.

    For more information, visit: http://www.dropmysite.com/reseller

     
  • Udit 5:31 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmysite launches with Leading Indonesian web hosting company RumahWeb 

    Rumah Web, one of Indonesia’s biggest web hosting providers is now offering Dropmysite’s award winning backup services to its client base.  Rumah Web’s customers will now have access and control of their website backups through the Dropmysite service.

    With the increasing importance of web presence and e-commerce in Indonesia, protecting and backing up websites and databases has become critical for businesses small and large.

    Dropmysite’s comprehensive backup solution plays an important role by providing complete peace of mind to businesses while alleviating fears of losing data as a result of  hacking, malware and/or accidental errors.  Rumah Web is at the fore front of bringing this much-needed service to safeguard online assets to Indonesian users.

    “Dropmysite is a great value-added service for our users, empowering them to take full control of their data backups and restores, giving them the assurance and peace of mind that they deserver. All this can now be done without any intervention from our support and technical team.    – Yusuf  Nurachman, Founder & CEO, Rumah Web.

    “With millions of sites getting hacked yearly, Dropmysite solves a real problem in backing up websites and databases,” says Charif El-Ansari, CEO of Dropmysite. “Fuelled by an increasing internet penetration in Indonesia, the web hosting industry continues to grow exponentially. We are delighted to have be part of this strategic partnership with Rumah Web, our first partner in Indonesia.”

    The service will come with advanced features like automated / customizable website backup, secure AES-256 encryption, backup downloads, website availability monitor and performance reports. As a result of easy setup, integration and unlimited storage, both companies believe that the service is perfect for all small and medium businesses backup needs.

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    About Rumahweb

    Established in 2002 in Yogyakarta, Rumahweb has grown to become one of the largest hosting companies in Indonesia which now serves more than 14,000 customer domains. Starting from 1 server, Rumahweb now has more than 30 servers to serve the hosting and VPS / Cloud. Rumahweb believes in a simple growth philosophy that business is built on the trust of customers. All activities in Rumahweb are only aiming for one thing only – customer satisfaction.

    For more information, visit: https://www.rumahweb.com/

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    About DropMySite

    Dropmysite is an industry leader in cloud backup technologies offering secure and easy to-use services to SMBs around the globe.  Dropmysite was launched on in 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.

    For more information, visit: http://www.dropmysite.com/reseller

     
  • Udit 5:29 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmysite launches with global web hosting leader Hostpapa 

    Hostpapa Inc., a global leader in web hosting services, has just upgraded their online backup and disaster recovery offerings to Dropmysite, an industry leader in backup solutions. Hostpapa’s customers around the world will now have seamless access and control to their website and database backups.

    With the increasing importance of web presence and e-commerce for businesses of all sizes, protecting digital assets from hacking, malware and accidental errors is more critical than ever. Hostpapa’s customers can now use Dropmysite’s robust backup solutions for their complete peace of mind.

    HostPapa Automated Website Backup includes advanced features like automated website, database, and email backup; secure AES-256 encryption; file downloads; and restores. Due to easy setup and integration, both companies believe that the service is perfect for all consumers’ – as well as SMBs (small-to-medium-sized-businesses) backup needs.

    Catering to HostPapa’s global presence, the Dropmysite backup service is fully localised in four languages (English, French, German and Spanish).

    “With the addition of Dropmysite’s reliable and simple to use backup and restore solution, our customers will now have the right tool to successfully protect their data.  We are able to offer an enhanced service that will make running a website even better for our clients, which has always been our goal,” says Jamie Opalchuk, CEO of HostPapa.

    “We are delighted to have this strategic partnership with HostPapa, a very well-respected global partner that is also one of Canada’s fastest growing companies.  The rigorous testing that HostPapa has conducted before engaging Dropmysite is not only a testament to the reliability of our backup services, but it also signifies HostPapa’s unwavering commitment to providing a great customer experience to their end users”, says Charif El-Ansari, CEO of Dropmysite.

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    About HostPapa

    HostPapa Inc. is a privately-owned company located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Established in 2006, HostPapa has built a solid foundation offering hosting solutions for SMBs that are reliable, budget-friendly, and easy-to-use. One of the first web hosting companies to make a public commitment to going green, all HostPapa operations are powered by 100% green renewable energy.

    For more information, visit: http://www.hostpapa.ca/

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    About DropMySite

    Dropmysite is an industry leader in cloud backup technologies offering secure and easy to-use services to SMBs around the globe.  Dropmysite was launched on in 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.

    For more information, visit: http://www.dropmysite.com/reseller

     
  • Udit 5:18 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Backup should be part of your security 

    Securing cyberspace is hard. The internet was designed to promote connectivity not security. Companies are spending millions of dollars on advanced cyber securities to create the smartest non-hackable IT system. But guess what – hackers are also becoming smarter too. Gartner, a research firm, estimates that last year organizations around the globe spent $67 billion on information security.

    On 6th October 2014, the famous Pakistani hacking group MaDLeeTs hacked and defaced official Google Indonesia domain (google.co.id).

    Last year more than 800m digital records were pinched or lost globally, more than three times as many as in 2012.

    Among the prominent victims was Target whose chief executive Gregg Steinhafel, stood down from his job in May, a few months after the giant American retailer had reported that online intruders had stolen millions of digital records about its customers. Other well known firms such as Adobe, a tech firm and eBay, the online retail giant were also hit. (Economist 2014 “Defending the Digital Frontier”)

    In another high profile incident, in 2012, a virus known as Shamoon, wiped the hard drives of tens of thousands of computers at Saudi Aramco, a Saudi Arabian oil and natural gas giant and left pictures of burning American flag on the screens of stricken devices.

    backup part of security

    A recent estimate by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a think tank, places the annual cost of digital crime intellectual property theft at $445 billion.

    Smarter hacks exploit even the smallest vulnerabilities in the system in such ways as having identical passwords for both the company central heating system and the IT system admin. These incidents make on wonder, can we ever stop hacking or should we take preventive actions till then? What preventive actions can we take to minimize losses and ensure business continuity?

    Following a three pronged approach organizations can now ensure business continuity in case of data disaster:

    1. Secure your data network from external attack
    2. Secure your data network from internal attack
    3. Ensuring a culture of data backup

    Secure your data network from external attack

    Theft by outsiders remains the biggest threat and tends to be much more costly, particularly to a company’s reputation.

    Following are some of the steps we recommend to minimize this threat:

    • Choose secure passwords and regularly changing passwords go a long way in reducing data losses.
    • Purchase a VPN to encrypt wired and wireless traffic
    • Double check the URL and verifying the authenticity of the sender to avoid giving out your credentials to a phisher
    • Encrypt all data on all networks
    • Have a firewall with tight rules and mechanisms to shutdown offensive hosts to prevent DoS attacks

    Secure your data network from internal threat

    An infographic from GO-Gulf.com, which combines the results from several surveys, shows that 39 percent of data theft from businesses comes from company insiders. Even more troublesome, 59 percent of ex-employees admit they stole data from their former employers.  With more personal devices such as tablets, notebooks being used to access corporate data such as emails, CRMs etc… this task becomes all the more difficult.

    Following are some of the steps we recommend to minimize this threat:

    • Ensure a thorough background check of all employees in your organization
    • Assign permissions according to employee level.
    • Have a set of strict rules for who can access your data center and servers if accessed remotely via VPN
    • A number of technologies from computer security companies like Symantec Corp. and McAfee Inc prevent data to be moved to portable devices.

    Ensuring a culture of data backup

    While a company should keep fighting off these internal and external attacks, they can never be absolutely sure that their online data is completely secured. It is now imperative for organizations to backup their data.

    Ensuring that your data is backed up on secure servers not only prevents data loss but can also be useful in case of ownership disputes post a disaster. Public embarrassments can be prevented in the case of accidental deletes or system crashes. “Following Congressional investigators, the IRS had to admit that many of Lois Lerner’s, the former Director of Tax Exempt Organizations at the IRS’s, emails prior to 2011 are missing. Oops. Her computer crashed”. This could have been prevented by having an automated backup solution. The cost of storage is decreasing over the years. Care and policies should be implemented to ensure all data is being backed up to an offsite location which is readily accessible. Cloud-based automatic data backup not only helps you to backup your data but also recover them in case of disaster. Today, especially with automatic cloud backup, you can quickly have all your data restored to the server in the event of theft, loss or other damage.

    We at dropmysite offer a simple solution to at least safeguard your business interests in a disaster. Hence, following a culture of backing up your data has nothing but merits. You never know when it might come in handy.

     
  • Udit 5:53 am on October 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Do you know that you can view modified files in a backup for Dropmysite? 

    Dropmysite has recently launched a new feature to view the modified files in the backup.

    This will enable a website admin to verify the changes that he has made in his latest release and to ensure it has backed up properly. Planning for rollbacks are also possible using this feature in association with selective restore feature. Steps to follow to view your modified emails are:

    1. Please sign in to your dropmysite account.
    2. Once signed in click on the backup history for the website you wish to see the details.
    3. DMS Snapshop1
    4. You can now view all the backups for your website. Please click on any backup to view the modified files in that backup
    5. DMS Snapshop2
    6. Go to the tab which says “Modified” and click on View Changes icon that is located on the far right of each record
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    8. You can view your changed in the pop-up window that appears.
    9. DMS Snapshop4
     
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