Giganews Hits 1,500-Day Retention Milestone
Giganewshas reached 1,500 days of retention for binary files on its servers . According to a press release by the company, they don’t intend to stop there and, in addition to the over four years of binary retention, the company currently boasts over eight and a half years of USENET text retention. This seems quite in line with what appears to be something of a retention time war going on among USENET providers, including many of our top picks. In a war like this, of course, the people who use the USENET services are the winners.
Giganews offers the 1,500 days of retention across all 110,000 newsgroups that the service offers. The Giganews USENET service can be accessed with their own Mimo USENET browser, which also includes a search feature and the ability to manage NZB files and PAR files automatically for the user. The USENET browser experience with Mimo really isn’t much different than using an Internet browser.
In addition to this, Giganews launched a control panel app for Android and iOS devices recently, allowing users to disconnect their VPN connections, to get updates on the Giganews service and to manage account usage from their mobile devices.
Giganews is a top USENET provider, but they also offer other services. In addition to the USENET service, VyperVPN is available through Golden Frog—the company that offers Giganews and the other associated services—as is a secure file storage service called Dump Truck. These services can be purchased as one bundled service, allowing users to get a discounted rate on VPN, file storage and USENET access. The bundled services all come with unlimited USENET access and unlimited VPN usage, with 30 gigabytes of file storage being thrown in for good measure.
The 1,500 days of USENET retention for binaries puts Giganews in the lead for the moment, though other companies seem eager to keep growing their retention rates, as well. Giganews promises that more upgrades to the service will be coming along this autumn and that binary retention rates will continue to grow as time goes on.
Giganews offers the VPN service but, even without it, connections to their USENET service are secured via SSL, providing a privacy bonus that should be of interest to anybody who enjoys using the USENET service and who doesn’t want to fall prey to having their traffic to the services choked off by their ISP as a result of traffic shaping policies.