After announcing C2 Transfer, Synology now announces the launch of its newest Synology C2 cloud application – C2 Backup. It’s a powerful and efficient data protection tool for Windows devices and can be used for devices that are located at home as well as distributed across multiple offices. The C2 Backup is offered in two subscription plans – C2 Backup For Individuals and C2 Backup For Businesses.
Using Synology C2 Backup you can easily backup everything on your Windows PCs and servers securely and efficiently from a single console. This includes system configurations and software, files and folders, and also external drives. Data backed up on C2 Backup is fully shielded against unauthorized access by end-to-end AES-256 encryption, with a user-held private key necessary to unlock backup files and sensitive information.
C2 Backup makes use of forever-incremental backup to optimize storage and bandwidth.
Incremental backup reduces the amount of data uploaded for every backup to only those blocks that have changed. Also, it allows users to set their own individual version retention preferences. Retention policies can be tailored to meet individual needs or comply with corporate policies and regulations.
Additionally, users can also choose to periodically execute backup tasks, or trigger a backup by events such as screen locking, account logout, or device power-up. In case of device failure, data loss, or ransomware attacks, C2 Backup’s fast recovery methods allow users to quickly resume services. File-level recovery allows you to retrieve any file you need immediately, while entire devices can be restored to their previous state with bare-metal recovery.
Pricing for C2 Backup For Individuals is based on storage use, with no limit to the number of devices protected under each subscription. Annual subscription rates start at $3.49 per month for 500 GB of backed-up data or $8.50 per month to protect up to 2TB. Users who register for C2 Backup For Individuals until the end of 2021 are offered an extended 90-day free trial period. C2 Backup For Business will additionally let Microsoft 365 users back up data stored on Exchange Online.