Information Technology

Code42 Makes Endpoint Backup Available through Internet2 Net+

Code42 has released its Internet2 NET+ CrashPlan customized endpoint backup service, and it is now generally available through the Internet2 Net+ portfolio.

Internet2 Net+ CrashPlan service enables colleges and universities to quickly deploy the backup service to their students, faculty and staff, and IT administrators can manage thousands of users' data through a single interface. The service works on all platforms, including Windows, Mac and Linux, and can automatically back up any data on end users' devices.

Code42 originally launched Internet2 NET+ CrashPlan as an early adopter service in 2013. More than 20 universities used it during that phase, including Boston University, Emory University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, University of Notre Dame, Princeton University, Rice University, Stanford University and University of Alabama in Huntsville. To meet Internet2's requirements for general availability, Code42 introduced new features and processes specific to higher education.

Key features of Internet2 NET+ CrashPlan include:

  • Designated customer support for Internet2 members;
  • Integration with Internet2's InCommon federated identity management program for single sign-on authentication;
  • Completion of the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix;
  • Interconnected data centers and an optimized, high-capacity, high-performance network to speed data transfer; and
  • IPv6 support to accommodate the expansion of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and increased use Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Internet2 members and Internet2 Research and Education (R&E) Network members are eligible to subscribe to the service.

More information about the Internet2 NET+ CrashPlan service can be found on Internet2's site.

About the Author

Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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