SpiderOak Advances Cloud Privacy Through Zero-Knowledge Privacy Standard
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
SpiderOak, the backup, sync and sharing environment that is 100
percent private, today announced it has officially established the
"Zero-Knowledge Privacy Standard." In today's era of external and
internal threats to privacy, SpiderOak has taken an alternative
approach -- creating a standard for those who demand protection for
their cloud-based businesses and/or personal data. Through this
initiative, SpiderOak is promoting the importance of a higher level
of privacy by fundamentally redefining access to plaintext data.
"Cloud providers today want you to upload all of your data to their
servers without any guarantee of privacy or confidentiality," said
Ethan Oberman, CEO of SpiderOak. "At SpiderOak, we feel so strongly
about privacy that even SpiderOak employees can't access our users'
plaintext data, at any time -- for any reason. Through our philosophy
on local encryption, we can provide a safer and more private
environment than our competitors including Dropbox and Box."
Zero-Knowledge Privacy Standard Explained
The Zero-Knowledge Privacy
Standard enables file backup, synchronization, and sharing through a
holistic approach to privacy. Data is encrypted throughout every
stage: locally before being uploaded to SpiderOak, during transfer
and when it is stored. SpiderOak accomplishes 'Zero-Knowledge' by
never storing the plaintext version of a user's encryption keys (or
password). This means that the SpiderOak staff -- even with direct
physical access to the storage servers ---cannot view any portion of
a user's content including folder names, filenames, or file sizes.
The responsibility for retaining a password is thus placed on the
user. It is this all-encompassing approach to privacy that ensures
the complete protection of data.
SpiderOak maintains the Zero-Knowledge Privacy Standard without
compromising performance, scalability or stability. Users enjoy fast,
reliable online storage, backup, syncing and sharing through
SpiderOak's fault-tolerant design. SpiderOak's numerous
industry-leading, easy-to-use options for accessing data include:
-- Access to data in one de-duplicated location while preserving all
historical and deleted versions
-- Share folders and retrieve files instantly from any Internet-connected
-- Caching and backup options to an unlimited number of devices
-- Multi-platform synchronization capabilities (Mac, Linux and Windows)
-- Command-line options from all operating systems
-- Users can benefit from SpiderOak without having to rearrange their
SpiderOak is not only powerful and completely private, but also
cost-effective. At $100/year for 100GB, SpiderOak costs half of what
the competition does, while using up to half of the storage space.
"We are blazing the trail for cloud privacy by continuing to ensure
all of our past, current and future products abide by the
Oberman. "We are redefining the idea of trust in the cloud. With
SpiderOak, cloud privacy goes from being a speculative concept to an
essential real world solution."
SpiderOak provides a cloud backup, sync, and sharing
environment that is 100-percent private. Our Zero-Knowledge Privacy
Standard ensures absolute confidentiality between you and your data,
everywhere, every time and from every device. With SpiderOak you will
gain control of your data, manage your data, centralize your data and
protect your data. SpiderOak: we've got your back(up). For more
information, see: https://spideroak.com and follow us on Facebook at
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