December 3, 2021

DATAFORT Corp. Signs First US ISP Deal

San Diego’s PCS WorldNet Will Offer PCFort Backup Service to SOHO Users

Release date: March 2005

San Diego and New York - DataFort Corp. has signed its first U.S. ISP reseller deal with San Diego-based ISP, PCS WorldNet. The ISP will offer its subscribers DataFort Corp’s PCFort, a new offsite backup service for small office and home office (SOHO) personal computer users.

PCFort, sold and marketed by New York City-based DataFort Corp, is a secure, offsite data backup service that provides SOHO businesses and concerned consumers with access to the same level of automated, secure offsite backup technology used by large multinational corporations and financial institutions. PCFort is sold as a turnkey solution to ISPs, which can then offer the service to their small and medium sized office customers. To ease the integration, PCFort’s end-to-end solution includes software, web-based customer management tools and comprehensive customer support.

PCS WorldNet will offer PCFort’s offsite backup services to its subscribers, effective April 1, 2005, under the name of HookUpz E-Safe. New customers will receive their 1st month free with pricing starting at only $2.99 per month for 250 MB and $5.99 for 1GB of storage.

“We’ve structured PCFort so that our partners can offer a high quality backup service at a reasonable price, which is what the market now demands,” said Marcie Terman, chief operating officer of DataFort Corp. “Forty-seven percent of surveyed broadband customers are willing to pay for a value added service (VAS) such as security, and PCS WorldNet recognizes the need to provide its customers with secure offsite backup.”

The PCFort service is easy to use. PC WorldNet customers simply need to download pre-configured software onto their computers and follow simple installation instructions. PCFort is preset to backup the ‘My Documents’ folder, but customers can refine their selections under the ‘setup’ menu. The user then selects a backup schedule or opts to initiate backups whenever connected to the Internet, as in the case of laptop users on the road.

“Small to medium sized businesses and concerned consumers realize the risks associated with storing crucial data, personal documents and even family photos, on their computers, “ said Carlton “Steve” Walters, Chief Executive Officer of PCS WorldNet. “PCFort’s automatic offsite data backup service is the perfect solution and should prove a great value to our customer base.”

About PCFort

PCFort is an easy, reliable offsite backup service for the SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) market and concerned consumers. By creating a PCFort account on their desktop or laptop computer, customers, will have their data automatically backed up to a off-site high security data center. PCFort is a high security backup service benefiting from the same security protocols and features as those used by the premium DataFort Backup Service. All of the data centers used to contain the company’s servers adhere to the same strict protocols developed by DataFort’s Chief Technical Officer Gavin Smith. These features include 24x7 security and engineering personnel, recorded camera monitoring of all building and internal access points. Diesel powered generators, multiple bandwidth providers and multiple fire and smoke detection systems. DataFort is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.pcfort.com.

ABOUT DATAFORT

DataFort provides dependable secure off-site computer information storage with a focus on functionality and convenience for the end user. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Guildford, UK and New York, USA. It’s software and services are used by thousands of businesses worldwide - ranging from small SMEs and schools through to quoted companies and local government. Every hour of every day someone, somewhere backs up with DataFort.

About DataFort Corporation

Established in 2004, DataFort Corp. provides dependable secure off-site computer information storage with a focus on functionality and convenience for the end user. DataFort has been adopted by IT support companies, ISPs and software development companies to power their own backup services. DataFort’s proprietary software works onsite, within the security of the client’s firewall, to shepherd company data via the Internet to a secure data complex. DataFort provides enterprise level disaster recovery services to the both micro and SMB market. The software uses 256-bit encryption to encode data on the customer premises before sending it over the Internet to a high security data complex. The service includes a remote administration system that monitors conditions that may impact on backup events. This system can be accessed by customers or their advisors through a secure Web site. The Premium DataFort Managed Service also includes account monitoring and proactive management from the DataFort N.O.C. DataFort provides a scalable service with customers ranging from micro businesses through to listed corporate entities. DataFort Ltd. is based in Guildford, Surrey UK. For more information, visit www.datafort.co.uk. DataFort Corporation’s sales office is based in New York. www.datafort.com.

About PCS WorldNet

Established in 1987, San Diego-based PCS WorldNet offers its subscribers a number of services including web hosting, high speed Internet, e-commerce solutions and web design.. The ISP supports both Unix and Windows/2003 operating systems and Offer Up to multiple, redundant OC-3 (155Mbps) connections to independent major backbones, a 99.0% uptime guarantee, plus 24h/365 live server monitoring and customer support.

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