Novatel Wireless Launches NovaDrive Cloud-Based Storage Service

MiFi Customers Gain Access to Unlimited Storage, 256 bit Encryption and Remote Wipe if Lost or Stolen

Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq:NVTL) a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, announced recently the launch of NovaDrive powered by Nomadesk technology, a MiFi™ Trusted Partner. NovaDrive gives Novatel Wireless MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot customers, as well as other mobile broadband users, the ability to share, synchronize, encrypt, back-up and store files to access from any laptop or web-based, hand-held mobile device. Novatel customers can download a free 30-day trial of NovaDrive at

The MiFi platform represents the industry’s first Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, a new product category for mobile broadband that lets users put their world of content, services and connectivity in their pocket. Unlike existing router solutions that require an external broadband USB modem and serve only to provide connectivity, the MiFi platform creates a personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be easily shared between multiple users and up to five Wi-Fi devices such as laptops, tablets,
cameras, gaming devices and multimedia players.

NovaDrive gives mobile users increased access to their data from any location, while providing an extra layer of security and unlimited storage.

With this launch, Novatel Wireless will offer existing MiFi customers and other broadband users a free downloadable NovaDrive account at

Customers can sign-up to receive a personal file server with unlimited capacity, and all the other NovaDrive features, for approximately $50 per year, or a business file server, which provides unlimited storage and collaboration with an unlimited number of team members for $15 per month. For added protection, NovaDrive also supports
TheftGuard technology, where users can shred or restore data remotely in the event of theft and they can even locate the mobile device using GoogleMaps.

“This offering will provide our existing MiFi community, and other potential MiFi users, with premier cloud storage services seen in the market today,” said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless, Inc. “We are very happy to bring to market a cloud-based solution with unlimited storage capacity, 256-bit encryption, and added security service to store and share photos, videos, presentations and documents through any mobile device. We look forward to expanding this offering quickly to support the MiFi local storage which allows seamless access and synchronization to the SD removable storage on MiFi to and from the cloud.”

Millions of people risk losing their unprotected, critical data every day. As the amount of unprotected data stored on multiple devices increases, it becomes harder to synchronize and easier to lose. Keeping data secure, synchronized, backed up and available can be expensive and require in-house IT expertise. When customers are working on the road, NovaDrive allows individuals and business teams to secure, sync, share and backup data with no limits or change in behavior. NovaDrive acts just like a hard drive, storing important documents in one place with remote access. Users simply drag and drop their docs into the mobile file server, and files are immediately encrypted, backed up and available for file sharing.

Source: Novatel