Trend Micro has announced its first personal cloud solution to include automatic online backup and data synchronisation of files.

Developed using technology following the acquisition of humyo in June, according to the company Trend Micro SafeSync allows the online backup of files to a secure online storage centre across multiple computers and internet-connected devices. 

Using a web browser, users can access and share important files, anytime and anywhere. Optionally, customers can download a client software, which synchronises files across all their computers and enables access to Trend Micro SafeSync through a virtual hard drive on their PC, even when offline.

Rik Ferguson, senior security advisor at Trend Micro, said: “Security is not just about backup, security is about confidentiality, integrity and availability. With SafeSync we are helping you to backup your important data but also we are making sure that data is available to you securely whenever and wherever you want to access it.

“SafeSync has been designed to look after your synchronisation transparently, while you just get on with your life.”