If you have never imagined your business in the crosshairs of enemy hackers, you could be in for a rude awakening. Unauthorized access to important business data could be enough to bring your business’ operations grinding to a halt, among other consequences. You need to focus your efforts on security, including protecting your infrastructure and ensuring its redundancy through data backup systems.
Before we dive into what you can do, consider how important data can be for your business. Your company houses all kinds of intellectual property, distributed across your organization daily through the use of its internal network and communications. If anything were to leak, whether it’s customer data, employee information, or even your trade secrets, your business could suffer as a result.
You have a lot of control over the security of your data; you just have to take advantage of the opportunities available to you to do so. Here are two of the big ones.
If you’re worried about protecting your data, then you should have a comprehensive data backup and disaster recovery plan in place. XFER likes to recommend our BDR service, which enables incremental backups throughout the day that let you protect against data loss. Since backups are taken as you create more data, you’ll have a better chance to minimize data loss.
BDR is exceptional in that it is compatible with not only your in-house data, but data found in the cloud as well. You can remotely restore backups to virtualized servers, allowing you to get back in action following accidents or disasters that might otherwise cause huge amounts of downtime.
Hackers can and will take advantage of any opportunities you give them to break into your systems, whether it’s a phishing attack or malware sneaking through the cracks using an unpatched vulnerability. These attacks are only growing more sophisticated, so you need to take measures to stand against them while you can.
Patch management and remote deployment give your business the ability to address these issues. When you work with us, we can monitor your network for any available patches and updates, deploying them remotely without the need for an on-site visit. This effectively lets you focus on running your business, which is exactly what you want to do, not worry about security issues.
If you’re ready to start taking your business' security seriously, XFER can help. Find out more by contacting us at 734-927-6666 / 800-438-9337.