Endpoint data security leader Code42 today announced the launch of the fifth generation of its CrashPlan platform. The latest release facilitates streamlined and accelerated data migration to end user devices to ensure the protection of end user data during the data migration process. Streamlined data migration reduces downtime related to the transfer of files across end user devices and results in faster backups and recovery processes. The latest release also features a revamped user interface and enhanced reporting that gives IT administrators access to a holistic vision of infrastructure performance within an ecosystem of connected devices. In addition, version 5 of the platform features a legal hold application that renders it easier for organizations to secure protected data in the event of concerns about endpoint security or data breaches. Version 5.0’s legal hold functionality empowers organizations to execute their data governance and data security policies without having to resort to cumbersome and often ineffective practices such as the collection of end user devices. The conjunction of streamlined data migration functionality, enhanced reporting and the availability of a legal hold application marks a significant milestone in the evolution of Code42’s enterprise endpoint backup and security platform that bolsters its ability to serve the needs of enterprise customers. Release 5.0 of Code42 CrashPlan comes soon after the company’s raise of $85M in Series B funding that validates the intensity of customer interest in solutions dedicated to protecting endpoint security beyond the firewall and the corresponding proliferation of enterprise data on end user devices. Given the nexus of Code42’s capital raise and its latest release, expect Code42 to continue staking out its foothold in enterprise endpoint security and business continuity, particularly as usage of Macintosh devices continues to skyrocket within enterprises in conjunction with the growing heterogeneity of end user devices more generally.