Data Protection, Backup and Security Services – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
- How important is automatic file backup?
- Are cloud-based services well protected from breaches?
- How do you prevent disgruntled employees from compromising crucial information?
In the Twin Cities metro area and across the nation, more companies than can be counted have been forced into bankruptcy and collapse by the loss of their business information and customer records. A wide range of problems can destroy any file stored digitally. Sometimes, a fire or natural disaster physically destroys data stored at a business location. In other cases, hard drive failures can lead catastrophic consequences, making gigabytes of records unrecoverable. Occasionally, a disgruntled employee or a malicious competitor or hacker wipes out data in a way that destroys it forever. Such losses can be prevented. Effective security and backup strategies, implemented by specialists like the ones at our Minneapolis St. Paul IT services company, can reduce the risk of such disastrous losses to zero.
Think about all of the data stored on your computer network and on individual PCs at your location. Company operational and financial information, designs and business plans, along with personal and financial records for your customers and clients are the core of your business. If they’re lost or stolen, you could be out of business almost overnight. When you hire our certified computer network technicians and engineers, we will consult with you and create a protection and backup plan that eliminates the risk. No matter what happens, your precious data will be well-guarded and immediately recoverable. The low initial and ongoing cost of backup and security protection is your insurance against disaster. Here are some of the measures we can put in place for you:
Protect Your Computer System from Ransomware
Threats to computer systems and sensitive data have never been as numerous and insidious as they are today. Ransomware attacks by Petya and WannaCry, which lock up computers and networks and hold their data for ransom are among the most dangerous and have cost companies, large and small, enormous amounts of revenue, both from ransom extortion, data recovery and lost productivity. Fortunately, a few simple and common-sense precautions can prevent most ransomware attacks, as well as viruses and other malware. We outline the steps you can take, as well as guidelines for system and data backups that help you recover if all else fails.
Redundant Storage Systems Prevent Downtime in Operations
Computer hardware and software glitches can cause file corruption at any time. A failed hard drive storage device, for example, can stop your daily operations in its tracks. Even if the files on that drive can be recovered, valuable time is lost. On a very cost-effective basis, our technicians can install and configure a redundant backup system, often using a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device to create a mirror image of your hard drives that is always up-to-date and accessible without delay. Properly implemented, a state-of-the art redundant protection strategy will seamlessly provide continuity, eliminating any downtime and allowing repair or replacement of failed drives without business interruption.
Data Backup and Restoration Strategies Are Your Second Line of Defense
For critical records, frequent regular automatic backups are crucial. For maximum protection, these backups should be stored off-site in a separate location. Then, if a natural disaster, fire, or theft, your data can be recovered and restored quickly. Today, most offsite storage is implemented in what is called “the cloud.” Automatic backup systems transmit your files, secured with military-level encryption, to a secure remote data center, where they is stored safely. The actual data cannot be accessed by anyone but your company, which holds the encryption key. If necessary, it can be recovered from the remote location and restored when your system is available again. The cost for cloud-based backup storage is surprisingly low, and our technicians can implement an automated backup plan for your protection.
Data Security Measures Are Crucial for Every Network Operation
Even with redundant file storage and a secure remote backup system, your company’s information is also vulnerable in many other ways. Only bulletproof hacking prevention measures and prevention of network access by unauthorized or malicious individuals can properly secure your files on a day-to-day level. Physical security and comprehensive file-sharing limitations using powerful password protection strategies are additional measures that must be in place. Careful screening of employees and vigilance against internal risks from disgruntled current and former employees are also essential elements in your overall protection plan.
Complete Network Data Backup and Security Services – Twin Cities, MN
Without carefully planned and implemented data management and security strategies, your Minneapolis St. Paul area business is always at risk from data loss or destruction. That’s why our Minnesota team of IT professionals includes specialists in all areas of network security and protection. No two businesses have identical needs or risks, so we work closely with our clients to develop a system unique to each company’s needs and budget. We’ll consult closely with you, assess your onsite storage system and identify all information that is crucial for your operations. Then, we’ll create a rock-solid, cost-effective plan that lets you focus on running your business without worrying about data loss issues. Contact us today to discuss your needs and to schedule a consultation.