SpiderOak is an online backup tool to back up, share, sync, access and store data using an off-site server. SpiderOak is accessible through an app for Windows, Mac and Linux computer platforms, and Android, N900 Maemo and iOS mobile platforms. SpiderOak allows the user to back up any given folder of his/her computer.
SpiderOak uses encrypted cloud storage and client-side encryption key creation, so even employees of SpiderOak cannot access users' information. However, these claims cannot be independently verified since the client's source is not available. Some components of SpiderOak are open source, and the company has announced their intent for the client to be fully open source in the future.
SpiderOak distinguishes itself from competition in provision of encryption, in provision for syncing files and folders across multiple devices, and in automatic de-duplication of data.
Cloudswave Score for SpiderOak
Rating based on 29 Critic Reviews
Tim Fisher, on About.com
SpiderOak is a fantastic choice, especially if you have a number of computers to back up from and you don't have several TBs of data among them.
From CPU Report
SpiderOak is a good choice if you need to backup small sized files from many devices and if privacy is your main concern. The fact that your data is protected by a private security key by default, makes it a secure option to protect the integrity of your data. However, it is not as simple and complete as other services available for even less. While it provides an effective service and advanced features, it may not be the best solution for users that don’t have much experience with online backup.
From Cloud Storage Buzz
While the price is a little higher than some other services you are able to backup up multiple computers with one account. You could easily backup your main desktop, the kids computer and your laptop all on one account. Overall SpiderOak is a solid backup service perfect for home and business online backup needs.
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