Backupify Announces Security Best Practices, Adds Multiple Layers Of Protection To Cloud Application Data Backup

Backup solutions provider successfully completes penetration testing

February 2, 2012

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Backupify, the leading provider of online backup services for cloud application data, announced today it has successfully completed penetration testing conducted by Rapid7, the leading provider of security risk intelligence solutions. In addition to validating their security practices, Backupify has implemented additional layers of data security as part of the company's ongoing commitment to providing customers with the most secure backup solutions for cloud based data.

For customers using business applications in the cloud, Backupify's unique data security measures now represent the highest industry standards available in backup and restoration services.

Backupify partnered with Rapid7 to conduct penetration testing, identify the largest potential threats and provide guidance on how to mitigate any risk associated with those threats. This structured approach to security identifies the top threats that have the greatest potential impact on an organization's infrastructure.

To further ensure customer confidence, and give prospective customers even more reasons to choose its services, Backupify has also implemented a number of additional data security measures, including bucket level versioning on Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and AWS multi-factor authentication delete capability.

With bucket level versioning, multiple copies of each data point is retained once any change is made from the original document. This gives Backupify the ability to preserve, retrieve, and restore earlier versions of their data stored in an Amazon S3 bucket. AWS multi-factor authentication gives Backupify an additional layer of security mitigating risks around delete operations.

The combination of these powerful security measures provides Backupify customers with multiple layers of protection and backup copies of their cloud-based application data.

"With Backupify, I trust that our data is secure. In our work to help families of the fallen, keeping reliable data and records is critically important. We depend on the security Backupify provides so that if someone accidentally deletes something it can be located and recovered at any time," said David Wellington of

"Security is a process that is achieved through on-going risk assessment, introduction of new controls and assurance by validation. We at Backupify understand the value of our customer's data and have implemented commensurate security measures," said Ben Thomas, Vice President of Product and Security, Backupify. "Our approach to security is an important part of our promise to deliver peace of mind for our customers."

For more information on Backupify, visit

About Backupify

Backupify is the leading provider of online backup solutions for data stored in web applications, offering an all-in-one archiving, search and restore service for the most widely-used online services including Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Flickr and more. Backupify ensures that businesses can access and control the data they entrust to these systems and prevents data loss from external threats, user error or service failure. Backupify was founded in 2008 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit or follow @Backupify on Twitter.

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