Reducing the costs and complexity of data back-up and disaster recovery… without compromising security

Back-up and disaster recovery solutions can be ignored when a company builds its business strategy. Most companies focus on solutions to drive productivity and collaboration. For some, back-up and disaster recovery (DR) are merely buzzwords and minefields of expensive software.

Due to the recent surge in cyber attacks, there is now a major need to implement strong back-up and DR solutions. As David Samuelson, CEO of ISACA, explains: “Organisations are rapidly and aggressively moving toward new ways of doing business during this time, which is a very positive thing, but it can also lead to making compromises that can leave them vulnerable to threats. A surge in the number of remote workers means there is a greater attack surface.”

Even though businesses are facing vulnerability right now, there are back-up and DR solutions available that can offer affordable solutions. Leading back-up software and DR providers such as Datto and Veeam, have responded to the global transition to working from home by offering simple solutions for businesses of any nature and size. A reliable method for complete cyber-protection is threefold:

1) A rescue strategy

The best-case scenario is for none of your business data files to be infiltrated. But we do not live in a perfect world, so data backup and disaster recovery must be built into networks and systems from the outset. If something goes wrong, you need to be certain that you will only be inconvenienced temporarily and not permanently handicapped.

Additionally, your files are actively protected from unauthorised modification or encryption using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies. Your recovery time objectives (RTO) will also be managed and process disruption will be minimised to a matter of seconds, keeping your business as productive as possible.

2) Quick and easy accessibility

As well as having a back-up system that is secure, you also need to ensure that it is easily accessible. Using a cloud-based backup solution your data is protected and easy to access.

Another benefit of cloud-based technology is that is can be accessed from anywhere. This can be ideal during the current pandemic.

3) Complete protection within one workflow

By choosing a solution with a centralised management and unified control system, you can back-up your data to suitable storage. Additionally you save money on licensing, education and daily operations with a scalable tool that manages all tasks.

To find out more about reducing the cost of data backup and recovery, talk to us today.

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