For many businesses, data backup can be somewhat of an afterthought. But the truth is, it’s important to take the time to regularly and thoroughly maintain your security and backup practice. It’s often not until a serious breach occurs that business owners realise the importance of a solid backup system and regret not taking a small amount of time to put measures in place.
Online backup storage solutions can help give you peace of mind that your business is protected, helping contribute to the smooth running of your operation. Having comprehensive data loss prevention methods in place helps to prevent big problems down the line.
At Control IT solutions, we offer extensive backup solutions that cover all the bases. You can be secure in the knowledge that should a data breach occur, your intellectual property will not be compromised.
In today’s world, there are many ways data can be lost. Malware is constantly developing, and hackers are getting more sophisticated every day. Ransomware is always in the news and media, and cyber criminals are continually finding new ways of entering businesses to encrypt data, hijack files and then demand a ransom in the form of payment to unlock data.
It’s more common than you’d think; according to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 20% of all small businesses are hacked within their first year.
Hardware failure and damaged computers, natural disasters, human error or even disgruntled employees; anything can happen suddenly without warning.
Losing crucial data can set your productivity back, and even cause permanent damage to your company. 93% of companies that lost their data for ten days or more filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster, and 50% filed for bankruptcy immediately (Source: National Archives & Records Administration).
With this in mind, it’s becoming more and more vital to have a versatile and intelligent system in place to protect your company.
Data protection, backup and a thorough DLP strategy should be standard in any business operating procedure. The strategy should aim to protect sensitive information, classified files, intellectual property and anything else that compromises your security. Just a small amount of time invested in preparing for a potential breach is worth it in comparison to the weeks, perhaps even months, to recover from a severe data loss.
First, it’s a good idea to draw some parameters of what you need to protect. It might be secret information pertaining to your business, credit card details or other personally identifiable information (PII).
You will then need to decide where that information can safely reside and the levels of protection required for each different piece of data. Not all information requires the same amount of security as others.
You will also have to consider what the protocol is should a serious breach take place. What kind of restoration software might you need? What is your recovery plan?
There is a range of DLP software available on the market depending on where your priorities lie. But with so many options to choose from - cloud backup services, syncing services, local backups and DLP solutions, to name just a few - it can be confusing to know exactly what’s right for your particular business.
At Control IT Solutions, we do all the hard work for you. We’ll provide you with the complete backup services your specific business would benefit from. Let us evaluate your needs by looking at your business model, your systems and your requirements. We can then determine exactly the kind of backup solution suited to your business and implement those measures.
Our solutions are designed to cover all the bases. The backup services we offer include:
Whatever your needs and situation, we are confident that we can find the right solution for you.
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