3 Reasons to Invest in a Strong, Trusted Backup Solution

By March 11, 2019 Backup
Backup Solution - 3 Reasons to Invest in a Backup Solution

A backup solution is like an insurance policy for your business. Data loss is a serious – and often devastating – problem for organizations. A good backup solution in place means less worry and hassle for you and your business… and it is protection against costly threats in the future that might otherwise harm your reputation, impair your ability to function, or put you out of business altogether.

Here are three reasons you should consider a backup solution.

Backed up data is safe from ransomware threats

Ransomware and other types of cyberattacks are increasingly common – and small to medium sized businesses are a huge target. Ransomware is a leading form of attack on SMBs.

Symantec’s 2019 Internet Security Report showed that ransomware targeted at businesses (rather than consumers) went up by 12% in 2018, and that 81% of ransomware infections overall were targeting businesses.

How do you protect yourself if your business’s data is corrupted, deleted, or held hostage by a cyberattack? Have a complete encrypted backup of your critical data. Don’t pay the ransom to “free” your data – restore your data from your own backups.

Off-site backup preserves data in case of catastrophes and hardware failure

Catastrophes happen. A lightning strike can fry all the hardware in your office, including your server. Floods, tornados, fires, and more can destroy your physical IT infrastructure and make it impossible to recover your critical data. And in less doomsday scenarios, even a single failed server hard drive could cause data loss.

The best security measure you can take to protect yourself from the threat of natural disasters and hardware failures is off-site backup storage. Data backup gives you peace of mind knowing that no matter what happens locally, copies of your data backup recoverable from off-site and cloud storage.

But remember: Disaster recovery isn’t just about having a data backup solution. It’s also about how quickly and painlessly you can restore your data and systems. A true disaster recovery and business continuity solution will provide you with local and off-site backup storage, in addition to features like virtual recovery in the cloud, to get you up to speed again.

When building or choosing a backup solution for disaster recovery, consider the 3-2-1 Rule: 3 copies of your data (1 primary and 2 backup), 2 media storage types, and 1 off-site backup.

File recovery helps fix accidents and mistakes

This last reason may seem deceptively simple, but who hasn’t had their day ruined when they realized they deleted a critical file by accident? Accidents and mistakes happen. Even a simple file/folder backup solution that allows for granular file recovery or version rollback can save the day.

If a folder on your file server goes missing, a backup solution is the answer to restoring your data, with little hassles and without wasting hours recreating or searching for those files.

Who Needs a Backup Solution?

Does everyone need a backup solution though? Yes. The bottom line is that data backup is an absolutely essential security defense for any business or organization. Your critical business data should be secured and backed up at all times.


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