Wuala Secure Cloud Storage Leaves Beta Phase

Zurich, Switzerland – Wuala, the Secure Cloud Storage provider, announced today that it has transitioned out of beta phase. After celebrating its five-year anniversary, and with the recent announcement of two critical updates, Wuala is proud to claim out of beta status. 

“Wuala leaving beta is a signal to users that we have refined and evolved the entire solution from usability and services, to more efficient back-end functionality,” said Luzius Meisser, Technical Director, Wuala. “During this journey, Wuala has become a full-featured cloud service with the highest level of security. Wuala ensures user data is protected at all times, not just during data transfers.”

Wuala has finalized two significant advancements that moved it out of beta phase with confidence. The first is the inclusion of blob storage, a system update that creates file efficiency. When a user makes changes to a document, only the changes are updated in Wuala, and not the entire document – ultimately delivering a faster experience to the user. The other is Wuala Business, which is a new service designed specifically for teams, work groups, and small businesses, allowing them to leverage storage space independently from personal accounts. With these developments, Wuala is well positioned as robust, full-service cloud storage solution.

In 2009, Wuala joined leading storage provider LaCie to capitalize on more than 20 years of industry expertise. Together the companies have delivered never-before-seen storage solutions that merge local and cloud storage. Wuala has become a complementary solution for many users that only considered having one or the other.

Now, LaCie offers Wuala in many of its products including:

  • 100GB 3-month trial on LaCie’s professional 5big Office + and 4big Rack Office for small businesses
  • 10GB in all LaCie desktop and mobile storage solutions like Rugged, d2 Quadra, and Porsche Design P’9000 series
  • 4GB or matching capacity in all LaCie USB keys including RuggedKey and Cookey

Wuala offers unprecedented security. With most cloud services, the transmission of files is secure; however the provider has the ability to access the data once it’s received. Wuala uses client-side encryption. This means files are encrypted on a local device then uploaded to Wuala servers. Even Wuala as the provider cannot access personal or business files because the password never leaves the computer. This industry-leading privacy makes Wuala a locked vault for your data every step of the way.

New users receive 5GB of complementary storage with full access to all Wuala features. Additional storage and specialized plans like Wuala Business can be purchased separately - http://www.wuala.com/en/pricing/.

Wuala is secure cloud storage made in Switzerland. As the Swiss knife of cloud storage, it covers all the essential needs for professional and personal use. Wuala is based on novel technology that was researched at ETH Zurich(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Switzerland. In 2009, Wuala was acquired by LaCie, a leader in storage with more than 20 years experience. For more information, visit www.wuala.com.

With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, LaCie is a leading manufacturer of storage devices for Apple, PC and Linux. LaCie has differentiated itself through sleek design and remarkable technical performance. Find out more about our products at www.lacie.com.

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