Carbonite Renews Microsoft Money Relationship to Provide Microsoft Money Users with Online File Backup

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Microsoft Money Plus includes Carbonite data backup solution.

Financial records are among the most valuable documents a person stores on his or her computer. Carbonite helps provide greater peace of mind to users of Microsoft Money Plus by automatically backing up their files.

Carbonite, Inc., announced today that it has renewed its relationship with Microsoft to include a year of free online backup of Microsoft Money files with Microsoft Money Plus. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft Money Plus Premium and Microsoft Money Plus Home & Business will ship with a free one year subscription to Carbonite MS Money Backup that automatically backs up all Microsoft Money files on the user's PC. This offer was previously available with Microsoft Money 2007.

Users of Microsoft Money Plus will be able to back up their Microsoft Money files free for an entire year. To redeem this offer, Money Plus users should visit carbonite.com/money where they’ll need to provide only a valid email address and password. Carbonite, which takes extra steps toward data privacy and security, encrypts users’ Money files twice before backing them up to Carbonite’s secure data centers.

During the past year, thousands of Microsoft customers experienced the added value and security of Carbonite’s online backup service after purchasing Microsoft Money 2007.

"We are delighted to continue our support of Microsoft Money Plus,” said David Friend, CEO of Carbonite. “Financial records are among the most valuable documents a person stores on his or her computer. Carbonite helps provide greater peace of mind to users of Microsoft Money Plus by automatically backing up their files.”

According to a 2006 study by Harris Interactive, 55 percent of consumers surveyed said the data on their computers was valued at more than $1,000. Yet almost half of respondents were not backing up their data regularly. Carbonite’s online backup service makes data protection simple, safe and affordable.

“We are pleased to continue to offer our customers a free and easy online backup option," said Chris Jolley, group manager of the Financial Products Group at Microsoft Corp. "This relationship will help give people greater peace-of-mind by ensuring their data will be better protected in the event their PC is damaged or stolen."

About Carbonite

Only a small fraction of computer users regularly back up their PCs. Boston-based Carbonite, the leading consumer online backup company, addresses this issue by providing safe, simple, inexpensive and automatic backup over the Internet for consumers and small businesses in over 90 countries.

Founded in 2005, Carbonite believes that computer users should not have to think about backup. The company mission is to provide an affordable, reliable, secure and easy-to-use solution for the mainstream computer user.

Carbonite is available to consumers and small business through several channels, including its own website, retailers such as Staples and CompUSA and hundreds of small resellers. For more information, please visit http://www.carbonite.com.

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Amy Bryson
Airfoil PR for Carbonite
248-304-1459

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