Mozy, makers of the popular “cloud” backup service by the same name, have just announced a new client software application for Windows users called, unsurprisingly, “Mozy 2.0 for Windows.” The biggest change in this new edition of the program is the ability to perform local backups in addition to online backups.
Although cloud security and stability continues to improve, not everyone is comfortable with having their data stored only in the cloud. With Mozy 2.0, that’s no longer a concern. You can still backup to the cloud, but you can also configure the program to save your backup to an external hard drive, too. This local option is made available via Mozy 2xProtect, which is included in the software.
The company also says that the new program delivers up to 25% faster upload speeds from desktop to cloud. It has a new user interface too, designed to be easier to understand and use.
Mozy for Windows is available in two different versions: Mozy Home for personal use and Mozy Pro for businesses. Home users get 2 GB of free online backup storage and for only $4.95/month, can get unlimited storage. Business users can buy either desktop or server licenses starting at $3.95 or $6.95 per month, respectively.
You can learn more about the new software here.