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CrashPlan PROe subscription available for campus departments

by Information Technology Services

CrashPlan PROe, an alternative to traditional computer backups, is now available for subscription.  This K-State service quietly monitors your computer for changes in your files and backs them up to a secure, remote system using industry-leading 448-bit encryption. You can adjust what is backed up and can access those backups from anywhere using clients for most popular operating systems and mobile devices.

All of your files, and every version of them, can be backed up to CrashPlan, protecting you from accidental file deletions, virus attacks, and hardware failures.  In addition, you can restore any file to a past version using the simple self-service restoration web interface or a desktop client.  User-configurable reports are also sent to you, and optionally to your systems administrator, to ensure that potential problems can be handled before they become disasters.

If you decide to use CrashPlan, a license will cost $6 a month and your business unit will be billed twice a year for the service.  You can use your license on up to four systems. For instance, you can use it for your desktop and laptop (for backups) and phone and tablet (for browsing and copying from the backup).

To obtain the CrashPlan PROe software, contact the systems administrator for your business unit or the IT Help Desk.

For more information and/or to obtain the CrashPlan software, contact the systems administrator for your unit or the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722.