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Press Release -- January 29th, 2013
Source: Optimum Lightpath

Lightpath Simplifies Backup for Mid-Market Businesses

Cloud-based Managed Backup offers cost-effective, highly reliable, and easy to manage backup service for desktops and servers, with secure data transfer between backup sites.  

JERICHO, NY, January 29, 2013 – Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced the availability of Managed Backup for mid-market businesses that want to deploy a simple, reliable and cost-effective desktop or server backup solution. The offering comprises Managed Backup Desktop and Managed Backup Server, and leverages Lightpath’s 100 percent fiber-based network for increased security and performance. The services are available at flat-rate pricing as an add-on to the company’s popular Internet Voice Bundle.

More mid-market businesses rely on the cloud to power sales platforms, email and document applications, IT operations and more. Managed Backup from Lightpath meets the increasing demand for cloud-based services with a powerful solution that can be leveraged for ongoing backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, electronic discovery and long-term data retention. Managed Backup represents an advancement over costly and harder to manage legacy solutions, as well as cloud-based services that rely on the public Internet to transmit critical business data.

“Lightpath is constantly in the market talking to customers about the products they need and collaborating on the features that will help them advance,” said Julia McGrath, senior vice president, marketing and business development, Lightpath. “With Managed Backup, we’ve combined the benefits of cloud services with carrier-grade security and reliability to deliver a flexible backup option that can scale easily as our customers grow. Lightpath continues to provide superior value through bundled offerings that are easy for customers to add, competitively priced and keep their business running smoothly.”

Flexible Backup Services To Meet Mid-Market Business Needs

Lightpath Managed Backup meets a broad range of business data backup needs with both a desktop and server-based offering. Both services back up to resilient, geographically diverse data centers, provide strong encryption and support rapid data recovery. Customers can easily manage Lightpath Managed Backup via an online portal that can be used to request support, create report logs and access application updates. Customers of the Lightpath Internet Voice Bundle get a simple, reliable and cost effective backup service, with all data stored at redundant, secure and off-site data storage facilities.

Managed Backup Desktop is sold based on seat bundles that range from 25 to 5,000. This service can be used to automatically back up any PC or Mac-based laptop or desktop computer at specified times and intervals. Each desktop license includes unlimited storage for backup.

Managed Backup Server is sold based on gigabytes used with options that range from 50 Gigabytes to 5,000 Terabytes or more.

Lightpath Managed Backup is part of Lightpath’s managed product portfolio, which also includes Managed WiFi, Conference Bundle, Managed Video Service and Next-Generation Hosted Voice. To learn more about Lightpath, visit

About Lightpath

Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC, news, filings), is an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice, video transport solutions and managed services to businesses across the New York metropolitan area. Lightpath’s Network is a highly reliable, resilient, and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 5,000 route miles connecting more than 5,500 fiber-lit locations. Exclusively focused on meeting customer needs in the world’s largest business market for 20 years, Lightpath has been continually recognized for its high level of customer service. For 14 straight years, the New York State Public Service Commission has given Lightpath its Commendation of Excellence. Lightpath has received many industry awards for innovation and leadership, including being named North American Regional Service Provider of the Year by MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum). For more information, visit

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