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Pogoplug and Walmart Partner to Protect Consumers OnlineA Personal Cloud You Can Actually Touch Eliminates Growing Online Security and Privacy Concerns (June 05, 2012)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/05/12 -- Confusion regarding cloud services and related online privacy and security concerns are rampant among consumers. To address those concerns, Pogoplug delivers a simple gadget that enables consumers to access and share unlimited personal content from the safety of their home or office. This new $49 personal cloud device from Pogoplug will debut in Walmart stores nationwide beginning in May. Products from the new Pogoplug lineup can also be purchased at Radio Shack, Best Buy, Office Depot and Office Max.
The Pogoplug device is a small box that connects to any home or office network to give consumers access to their personal files, photos, finances, music -- anything that resides on any USB or SD storage attached to the device -- from any computer or mobile device. Even users who do not own a home PC can enjoy the benefits of Pogoplug by uploading content, whether from in the home or on the road, directly from their cell phone or tablet to their Pogoplug device for safekeeping.
ONLINE PRIVACY IS COMPROMISED EVERY DAY
Confusion regarding "The Cloud," including recent controversies associated with Google's and Facebook's privacy policies, has made consumers think twice about uploading personal content to third party servers. Like traditional cloud services, the Pogoplug device enables easy remote access, streaming and sharing: but without compromising privacy.
"We want consumers to feel completely at ease knowing that their sensitive information resides safely in the home or office, but is accessible from anywhere," said Dan Putterman, CEO, Pogoplug. "As soon as consumers start to upload family photos, tax returns and all other types of sensitive data to remote servers, they begin to worry about who might be able to snoop or otherwise access their personal information. We believe that the only safe cloud is one that you can touch."
Pogoplug devices are small but mighty boxes that accept any USB or SD storage, connect to a router, and enable users to access and share content from anywhere -- no computer required. The baseline Pogoplug model includes USB 2.0, an SD card slot and retails for $49.95. The Series 4 model includes USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USM, and an SD slot and retails for $79.95. Pogoplug devices take less than 60 seconds to set up and give users unprecedented control over their cloud storage by empowering them to add larger drives or additional drives as their storage needs increase. The device safeguards content securely in the home or office, and enables users to choose who is authorized to view and access their content. Pogoplug devices retail nationally at Best Buy, Walmart, Radio Shack, Office Depot, and Office Max.
Pogoplug is led by seasoned entrepreneurs from the digital media and security space and is backed by Foundry Group, Softbank and Morgan Stanley. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with a satellite office in Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit http://www.pogoplug.com.
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