IBM is to offer its enterprise-grade Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files to SMEs and home users.
The company said it would distribute the continuous data back-up solution via an online distribution agreement with Digital River and also sell the software via its own website at £20 for each laptop or desktop it is installed on.
Once information has been saved, the Tivoli program sends an encrypted copy to a remote location, such as a USB drive.
“Data loss threats caused by viruses and outages aren't just a big-business concern,” said Hershel Harris, IBM Tivoli storage and security vice-president of development.
IBM introduced the product for larger corporate users last year. By entering the home and SME market with the product, IBM has stolen a march on Google, which is said to be planning a continuous data back-up product for home users, with the backed-up data residing on Google servers.
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