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Q and A : Protecting important info

What are you guys doing to protect important information on your networks (site, backend files, customer information etc)?

As with any intelligent Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) planning, a layered approach is always best.

The first step is to identify what is important. You nay have an idea, but test this out be simulating a loss. Turn off your server or shared resources and see what you truly can’t live without.

Once you have a firm idea of what you need, we can focus on how to secure it.

We utilize several tools.

Utilizing cloud services is a great start, but they are not immune to data loss. A common misconception about Google and Office 365 is that your data is backed up. It’s not. It is far less likely to be lost due to hardware failures like local data, not to mention human error. Do you backup your cloud email service?

Where possible, use intelligent file sharing solutions. We offer such a service that acts as your file share, revision platform, and can help drive compliance.

We also provide our clients with access to a human managed backup platform where we can store server images, system states, and file level backups. When something does go wrong, we are quickly able to get them back up and running.