Bullguard’s backup software is fully complimentary to their internet security 9.0 package, and lets you save key data from your computer such as documents, photos, music etc. onto either storage devices such as CDs, USB memory sticks, or onto an online storage space.
The idea behind this service, is to make sure that if the worst happens and your computer is physically damaged, stolen, or if it crashes and the data on it is unrecoverable for some reason, you won’t lose all your precious files because you’ll have backed them up to a location outside of your computer. The system costs £30 to buy, but Bullguard offer everyone a free 14 day trial.
There are a number of system requirements for using the software as there is with almost all software. You’ll need to have, either, Windows 7, Vista, XP or Windows 2000 running on your computer in order to use the software, and you’ll need 20MB of free space on your hard drive. You will also need a broadband internet connection, and if you are planning on using the online storage space for online backups then this will need to be a good strong connection so that data can be transferred safely and easily.
The (Bullguard Backup Service is very easy to use, when you first start your trial or use your purchased product for the first time, you are provided with a simple step by step online back up wizard that will talk you through the whole process, and once you’ve gone through it once and set everything up, online backups can be scheduled to run automatically, something Bullguard call ‘set and forget’.
When the files are being transferred onto the online storage space, they are encrypted to assure your privacy, and they remain encrypted all the while they are stored online. Once they have been backed up online however, they are then always accessible to you through secure online access.
Bullguard backup service is fully able to back up e-mail as well as all your regular files, and is fully integrated for use with Thunderbird, Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Mail. This means that all the e-mails that you choose to keep, can be backed up regularly making sure that you never lose important information or people’s contact details.
Bullguard run a free 24 hour 7 days a week customer support set up, so that if at any time you have a problem, there will be help and support available to you.
Which Magazine awarded Bullguard Internet Security 9.0 their best buys status, saying ‘Bullguard’s comprehensive, easy-to-use security package is backed by an excellent online support package and is well deserving of its Best Buys status.’