Report by Gartner, Inc. evaluates seven endpoint backup products against 11 critical capabilities and across two use cases; CrashPlan receives the highest score for scalability and user experiences

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Oct. 31, 2013 — / — Code42, developers of award-winning, endpoint data protection and management solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today announced its CrashPlan enterprise endpoint backup solution was evaluated and received a rating of “excellent” for the second consecutive year in Gartner, Inc.’s recent “Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup”[¹] report.

According to Gartner, “endpoint backup is no longer just about data protection; it also applies to reducing security risk and increasing user productivity. … This Critical Capabilities report provides detailed stack ranking of seven endpoint backup products against 11 critical capabilities and across two use cases. [It] can help IT leaders narrow their enterprise endpoint backup product shortlists.”

“Enterprise data no longer lives behind the firewall. Organizations know they need to protect corporate data whenever and wherever it’s created,” said Matthew Dornquast, co-founder and chief executive officer of Code42. “We believe Gartner’s second consecutive ‘excellent’ rating of CrashPlan—as well as scoring CrashPlan the highest for scalability and user experiences—is solid proof CrashPlan provides a scalable, easy-to-use solution that meets both corporate data security requirements and BYOD-led user expectations.”

The Critical Capabilities report is designed to compare the two common use cases—mobile-workforce- centric versus office-workforce-centric—against 11 critical capabilities. The research focuses on the following critical capabilities that Gartner believes differentiate competing endpoint backup products: PC/OS diversity, PC content restore/migration, mobile device support, scalability, data reduction techniques, performance, security, user experience, back-end sever/storage capabilities, proven cloud presence and e-discovery functions.

CrashPlan empowers enterprises to continuously protect critical business data stored on endpoints. Deployed via private cloud, public cloud or hybrid cloud, CrashPlan silently, automatically backs up data without user effort or intervention, significantly increasing productivity. CrashPlan’s flexible backup options and cross-platform support let a single IT admin easily manage backup for thousands of users; with CrashPlan, end users quickly restore data on their own and use a mobile app to easily access protected data from a variety of mobile devices.

CrashPlan is a critical component in the unstructured data protection strategy of more than 5,000 companies globally, including Adobe, Target, Procter & Gamble, Genentech/Roche, SUPERVALU, NASA, Kohl’s and Arizona State University. To download a free, 30-day trial of CrashPlan enterprise endpoint backup, visit

[¹] – “Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup” by Pushan Rinnen and Dave Russell, 24 October 2013.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Megan Mell
Haberman for Code42

Source: Code42


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