Introducing SpiderOak Open License - Purchase and Manage Backup and Sync Accounts in Bulk

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SpiderOak provides innovative cloud-based personal data management services that simplify the process of backing up, accessing, organizing, sharing and synchronizing data from any number of devices. With the introduction of the 'Open License' program, SpiderOak now offers a way for institutions (including schools and colleges) to centrally administer any number of accounts while still adhering to the highest security standards using SpiderOak's 'zero-knowledge' privacy.

In creating the SpiderOak Open License program, we are able to provide bulk accounts to institutions including colleges and universities. We feel SpiderOak Open License is a great fit for organizations interested in maintaining individual user privacy.

In its first move toward a ‘group’ oriented product, SpiderOak today announced the release of SpiderOak Open License – a way for institutions such as schools, colleges, corporations and research centers to purchase and manage large numbers of user accounts. Open License allows a central administrator to view high-level information on each account (including name, contact information, amount of data stored), create new accounts as needed, and remove accounts as necessary. Similar to SpiderOak’s operation currently, each account retains ‘zero-knowledge’ privacy such that the data backed up, synced, and accessed remains viewable only by the given user.

“We had been getting more and more inquiries about a product that could retain our zero-knowledge privacy while still allow for bulk purchases” says SpiderOak CEO Ethan Oberman. “In working hand-in-hand with our first few Open License customers, we designed the solution to work either through the admin interface we provide or through our Open License API designed to integrate easily with an institution's current processes.”

SpiderOak Open License is sold in blocks of 10 accounts up to 250 users and then blocks of 50 thereafter. The product can accommodate an unlimited number of end users. Given SpiderOak’s deference to academia, the company will offer increased discounts to schools, colleges, and universities.

More information on SpiderOak Open License can be found at: https://spideroak.com/partners/openlicense/register/.

About SpiderOak:
SpiderOak provides innovative cloud-based personal data management services that simplify the process of backing up, accessing, organizing, sharing and synchronizing data from any number of computers or external storage media. The company’s solution suite protects users against data loss, permits browser-based access to information from the user’s personal computing devices from any Internet-enabled computer, ensures common file availability across multiple user machines with automatic sync’ing, offers password-protected ‘ShareRooms’ for easy family/friend/colleague access, and provides a variety of technical advantages for efficient and cost-effective data management. For more information, visit https://spideroak.com.

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