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Logmein launches its Cubby cloud storage service

Touts file sharing and security
Thu Feb 07 2013, 15:33
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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Logmein has launched its cloud storage and synchronisation service Cubby.

Logmein, which made its name in the remote desktop market, has been beta testing a cloud based storage and synchronisation service for months. Now the firm has released Cubby, a service that offers 5GB of free data storage and synchronisation, with the option to pay for more storage.

Cubby supports the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems for PCs along with Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile operating systems, and the firm touts the ability to share files between devices by using 'cubbies'. The firm's subscription version Cubby Pro allows users to share files without using its cloud storage and offers more access controls.

Logmein CEO Michael Simon said, "Cloud file sharing services too often force people to make choices between personal or business use, simplicity or flexibility, accessibility or security - compromises that don't reflect the realities of how technology is increasingly adopted and used in today's mobile workplace. A nod to the rise of employee-introduced consumer cloud apps, Cubby is designed to deliver the elegance and ease individuals enjoy with the security and flexibility businesses demand."

Logmein said that both free and paid Cubby services were "built from the ground up to be highly secure", saying that all data is stored on its cloud rather than on third party servers. The firm claims "banking level" encryption, with Cubby Pro users being given their own encryption keys.

While Logmein offers Cubby with its 5GB of data storage for free, for those wanting a Cubby Pro account that comes with 100GB of storage, the price is £4.46 per month. µ


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