Online Backup Service IDrive Introduces Web-based Backup Management and Desktop Search Tools


Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2008

Leading online backup service IDrive ( recently announced a comprehensive web based management utility to add to its feature set. This lets users directly edit their backup sets (a collection of files/folders that are required for backup) and set scheduling parameters including frequency and notification. This puts them essentially in control of their critical backup activities – even on the go. This also lets an administrator manage backups for a branch office computers from a central console via web.

As an added bonus, the tools also optionally let users execute web based desktop search. Users will have fast access to their PC Data either via the backups or by direct access to their desktop via desktop search from anywhere, via web.

Says Mr. Suresh Krishnan, a Project Lead at IDrive, “It’s a critical requirement we needed to address with the growing number of users on our service who wish to alter their scheduled backup jobs but who are not in front of the physical machine on which the client application has been installed. This feature comes in handy and it works in a seamless integrated manner.”

Integrating web based controls into the backup desktop application will extend usability of IDrive. This will enable centralized control and Management of online backup for an entire branch office or multiple departments from anywhere.

“Web based backup management has been a premium enterprise class feature available only with the high end online backup product offerings. With this feature addition, we bring a cost effective enterprise class feature to the consumer and SMB market,” says Naveen A., Project Manager at IDrive.

IDrive also plans to use this key feature for its reseller market where resellers actively manage the backups of their clients, a process known as ‘Managed Backups’.

About IDrive:

IDrive(, a service of Pro Softnet Corp. is one of the leading services in the field of online backup and is possibly world’s most popular online backup service (courtesy: alexa). PCWorld just named it as one of the best 101 freebee products for 2008. Technology behind IDrive has been in receipt of many accolades among which the latest was the best of the bunch as rated by PCWorld magazine for 2006 and has in the past been the PCMagazine editor’s choice pick and the PCPro award winner.