Fail-safe backup plan for business

Backup is an essential and vital part of the IT infrastructure. Businesses should seriously consider valid options relevant for their industry and budget to design a failsafe model for their work and business continuity. An IT environment is incomplete without a proper backup strategy designed. Both Onsite and offsite backups are a requirement for a worry-free IT setup.

Increasing number of businesses are falling prey to cyber-attack and/or data breach. With the advancement in technology, cyber criminals are using newer ways to hack into the systems. The cyberattack scope has gone beyond the traditional approach of identity theft and phishing to more sophisticated methods like ransomware. And when businesses do get attacked they face financial consequences, operational interruptions and potential loss of business data. The other severe repercussion they face is the risk of losing confidence amongst clients and stakeholders. Once businesses lose credibility in front of their client and prospects because of data breach, it is very hard for them to win back the base.

 

SMBs are often soft target of cyberattacks due to a vulnerability in their security system. Having a solid backup plan strengthens companies’ cybersecurity measures and also ensures that in case disaster do strike, companies are prepared to handle and minimize the risk. Companies lose business revenue and important information and a customized onsite and offsite backup solutions will bring their systems up and running in very little time.

Backup plans should be customized based on the budget, recovery requirement. Using a multilayered and multi software solution generally provides the best strategy. Including a daily backup monitoring of all backups for their success is the best practice to ensure that the designed backup is available in time of need.

Backups can be successfully completed by using a variety of hardware /software combinations. Simple rotational hard drives, NAS devices, QNAP devices, cloud servers can be used for storage and industry leading backup software’s can be used based on the budget and recovery needed. It’s a good idea to use encryption to make sure that your business data stays safe, as well. Setting up proper timings to backup, generally after hours is necessary. Making sure that the backup schedule will not affect any other timed schedules like patching, AV scan etc. is also critical for ensuring a successful backup strategy.

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Network Repairs is an IT Solutions and Support services provider helpings SMBs manage their IT needs. Network Repairs helps businesses develop a robust Backup plan and help maintain it with affordable plans.