HP (NYSE:HPQ) has introduced a new subscription service designed to help consumers and small businesses back up, access, share and store digital content over any Internet connection. HP Upline keeps digital data in a secure offsite location, protecting it in case the local PC gets lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.

The new service is a result of HP’s acquisition of San Jose, Calif.-based data storage and security company, Opelin. It allows users to back up data automatically based on a predetermined interval to multiple online servers using the latest encryption technology. Collaboration functionality and remote data access also helps small and midsize businesses increase productivity.

"With increasingly more personal and business content being housed on PCs, the easy-to-use and affordable HP Upline service protects and shares everything from memories in digital photos to critical business documents," Ulf Claesson, vice president and general manager of personal systems group at HP, said in a statement. "HP Upline delivers tools for a differentiated and more personal experience from a vendor consumers and small businesses can trust."