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Top data protection stories of 2018

January 01, 2019

2018 was a busy year for data protection news—for Carbonite and otherwise. Virtual machine protection stayed top of mind for many IT pros alongside ransomware and other cybersecurity threats. GDPR compliance was all over the news as well. Meanwhile, Carbonite continued its push into the SMB space, announcing our comprehensive data protection platform for physical and virtual servers, expanding our strategic partnership with Iron Mountain, and closing our acquisition of Mozy, Inc. 

Below you’ll find some of the top data protection stories of 2018. Here’s to a safe and productive 2019.

Carbonite Introduces Comprehensive Data Protection for Virtual and Physical Servers

The refreshed Carbonite Server now features purpose-built backup for virtual machines in addition to physical servers. Additionally, we released Carbonite Server VM Edition for Service Providers, which enables MSPs to deliver local and cloud VM protection to their customers. 

SophosLabs: Targeted ransomware attacks likely to rise in 2019

SophosLabs reported that targeted ransomware attacks will become more common in the upcoming year.

Carbonite and Iron Mountain Expand Strategic Partnership

Iron Mountain plans to integrate the Carbonite Data Protection Platform into its Iron Cloud platform, to provide customers comprehensive virtual and physical server backup and recovery.

GDPR: The right thing to do

At Carbonite, we believe businesses should be transparent about what personal data is being collected from customers and how it’s used. So, while GDPR presents challenges, we are happy to undertake the effort.

SEC fines Yahoo $35 million for colossal data breach

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has levied an unprecedented $35 million dollar fine against the holding company that owns pieces of what was once Yahoo—for Yahoo's epic mishandling of a massive data breach.

Carbonite Closes Acquisition of Mozy, Inc. from Dell Technologies Inc.

Carbonite acquired Mozy, Inc. from Dell Technologies, Inc. for $145.8 million in cash, subject to potential adjustments for working capital. We are committed to supporting Mozy customers and partners.

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