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Synology releases new C2 Backup cloud backup solution for Windows

By Kelvin Leong - on 23 Sep 2021, 4:02pm

Synology releases new C2 Backup cloud backup solution for Windows

Central data protection (Image source: Synology Inc.)

Synology Inc. today announced the launch of its newest Synology C2 cloud application. C2 Backup provides a backup solution and efficient data protection for Windows devices, whether they are located at home or distributed across multiple offices.

Yen-ju Lin, Product Manager for C2 Backup at Synology Inc. said,

With C2 Backup, we provide a fresh alternative for those who want to centralize the protection of their devices, wherever they are. It is easy to set up and use and requires no additional hardware to protect Windows devices, allowing users to start backing up today.


Centralized data protection

With C2 Backup For Individuals and C2 Backup For Businesses, everything on Windows PCs and servers can be securely and efficiently backed up from a single console. This includes system configurations and software, files and folders, and external drives. Data backed up on C2 Backup is fully shielded against unauthorized access by end-to-end AES-256 encryption, with a user-held private key necessary to unlock backup files and sensitive information.


Flexible ways to schedule backups

C2 Backup makes use of forever-incremental backup to optimise storage and bandwidth. Each user can set his/her own individual version retention preferences. Retention policies can be tailored to meet individual needs or comply with corporate policies and regulations. Users can also choose to periodically execute backup tasks, or can let them be triggered by events such as screen locking, account logout, or device power-up.

Recovery portal (image source: Synology Inc.)


Fast and full restoration options

In the event of device failure, data loss, or ransomware attacks, C2 Backup's fast recovery methods allow users to quickly resume services. File-level recovery allows immediate retrieval of any file, while entire devices can be restored to their previous state with bare-metal recovery.


Unlimited endpoints and pricing

Pricing for C2 Backup For Individuals is based on storage use, with no limit to the number of devices protected under each subscription. Annual subscription rates start at US$2.50 per month for 300 GB of backed up data or under US$8.50 per month to protect up to 2TB.

C2 Backup is offered in two subscription plans: C2 Backup For Individuals and C2 Backup For Businesses

From now until the end of 2021, when you register for the C2 Backup For Individuals subscription plan, you are offered an extended 90-day free trial period, allowing you to thoroughly test the new platform's capabilities.

Under the C2 Backup For Business subscription plan, Microsoft 365 users can also back up their data stored on Exchange Online.

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