Backup Solution Criteria

We defined the following criteria for our backup solutions and tried to find the product that met the most criteria.

  • Back up open and locked files
  • Perform continuous backups
  • Data must keep data secure during transmission and storage
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Windows 2000, Macintosh client
  • Maintain multiple versions of backed up files
  • Restoring files must be easy.
  • Requires minimal or no user interaction to start or manage backup process
  • Back up multiple computers to the same account
  • Back up external disks like external USB drives
  • Back up mapped network drives
  • Data is stored in Canada
  • Easy to set up
  • Offer a free trial
  • Cost is reasonable