August 3, 2008 in Networks and FTP (F)
[prMac.com] Austin, TX - Mac users want to back up their files to and from a variety of locations, and Personal Backup X5 helps them do so. Intego, the Macintosh security specialist, today announced the release of Personal Backup X5 10.5.2, a free update to its popular data protection software. This new version provides performance enhancements, and also offers the ability to back up files to and from FTP and SFTP servers.
Most people who have their own web sites access these sites via FTP, or file transfer protocol. With Personal Backup X5, users can now back up to and from their FTP server, using standard FTP or SFTP (SSH file transfer protocol). To do this, users merely choose Network Drive as either a source or destination for a Personal Backup X5 script, then enter the server's address (beginning with ftp:// for a standard FTP server, or sftp:// to use secure FTP). Personal Backup X5 doesn't need to mount the FTP server in the Finder in order to make its backups. These scripts can be scheduled, so users can run a daily backup of files on their FTP server, or back up personal files to an SFTP server at any preset time.
Personal Backup X5 is the versatile backup program for Mac, offering backups, bootable backups and synchronizations. Personal Backup X5 protects Mac users from disasters by backing up files regularly. Users can create custom scripts to meet their precise needs, and Personal Backup X5's scheduled scripts ensure that users always have up-to-date backups.
Personal Backup X5 can back up important files to any hard disk, network volume or optical disc. The program can also create bootable backups of entire Macs, so users can get back to work quickly in case of system problems. And Personal Backup X5 can synchronize folders or volumes, to ensure that each one contains the same files.
"Many of our users wanted to be able to back up their files to and from FTP and SFTP servers," said Laurent Marteau, Intego's CEO. "Since FTP servers mounted in the Finder aren't writable, we developed an efficient method of working with these servers. Personal Backup X5 users now have additional options for backing up their important files."
Pricing and Availability:
Personal Backup X5 10.5.2 is available now. This version is a free update for all users of Personal Backup X5, and is available for download via NetUpdate, Intego's automatic update tool.
Intego develops and sells desktop Internet security and privacy software for Macintosh. Intego provides the widest range of software to protect users and their Macs from the dangers of the Internet. Intego's multilingual software and support repeatedly receives awards from Mac magazines, and protects more than one million users in over 60 countries. Intego has headquarters in the USA, France and Japan. For further information, please visit their website.