Trendmicro Acquires Cloud Back Up and Storage Company Humyo

Updated: June 11, 2010

When asked about competitive services from Dropbox, Mozy, and Carbonite, Trend stressed that the real competition is that most individuals or small businesses do nothing to backup their data at all.

While Trend is a leader in data protection and online security there are some concerns with using an in-the-cloud file storage service. First is the level of authentication used. A simple username and password, as used by Humyo, is not good enough. If a hacker guesses your password they can steal all of your data. The other concern is that your data is stored in clear text in the cloud where administrators and law enforcement can access it. Humyo assured me that they have strict controls in place to prevent unauthorized access to your data from their own support staff. Their physical location in the UK makes it less likely that US law enforcement would be accessing your information thanks to jurisdictional frictions.

Trend has an opportunity to combine some of the secure cloud projects they have with the Humyo offering to provide a service that is even more secure than most small businesses have internally.

In the meantime, I am signing up for Humyo myself. I hope to use it in place of Flickr for storing photos and sharing them with friends. I will also use it for large file transfer and collaboration.

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