IT Security Journal recently had a chance to sit down with online backup provider, Intronis’, CEO and co-founder, Sam Gutmann. In the late 1990s, while working as a small business consultant, Gutmann and his two colleagues discovered that many of their clients were not properly backing up their data. In 2000, the three began researching and developing a backup service that would eliminate the need for tapes, disks, and CDs and instead would offer an offsite, secure, and easy-to-use backup service. After three years of research, development, software design and testing, they launched their foundational product, eSureIT, in 2003 and Intronis Technologies was founded. Gutmann is a graduate of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Management Information Systems.