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The Datto Network Switch is changing the way we think about network management.
Designed for zero-touch deployments and automated configuration, these switches enable you to build, monitor and scale a network from anywhere. It’s a game-changer for IT administrators and managed-service providers (MSPs), drastically reducing the time spent on network management and boosting user productivity, too.read more
The Datto SIRIS is considered one of the industry’s best backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions. But it’s not a one-size-fits-all device. There are multiple Datto SIRIS models to choose from, allowing you to select the right fit for your infrastructure and business-continuity needs.read more
Which Datto solutions can bring the most value and protection to your infrastructure? It all depends on the unique objectives of your organization.read more
IT departments are increasingly overtaxed. You’ve got a constantly growing list of tasks, support tickets and interruptions—on top of the critical work you’re supposed to be doing. It’s overwhelming! But with a few simple changes to your approach, you can drastically free up time and reduce the headaches. We’ve put together these simple tips for IT professionals to help you manage your day more efficiently.read more
Industry experts predict ransomware attacks will worsen over the next two years. That’s why it’s critical that IT managers have the fundamental ransomware education they need to fend off attacks.read more
So, you’ve decided to deploy one of the best data backup technologies on the market. Better make sure you do it properly! We’ve put together these best practices for the Datto SIRIS 3 to ensure that your business gets the highest level of protection possible. From deployment to daily backups, here’s how to get the most out of your Datto.read more
In 2017, Datto released the newest version of its Datto Windows Agent as a successor to ShadowSnap. CEO Austin McChord said the new agent had been in development for the past five years and he praised it for several new enhancements over previous versions.read more
As we enter 2018, now’s a good time to look back on the 2017 disaster recovery statistics. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t a good year for many businesses.read more
When comparing Datto vs eFolder, who comes out on top? This question has become more common than you might think in the last year or so. After eFolder made some high-profile acquisitions of companies like Axcient and Replibit, many industry experts saw the moves as evidence that eFolder was trying to dethrone Datto from its BDR pedestal.read more
When the Datto Mac Agent came along in 2016, IT folks around the world breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, there was a more robust solution available for backing up Macs in business environments.read more
2017 has been an incredible year for business continuity and Invenio IT. It’s amazing to think about how far we’ve come in the last few years. And, without a doubt, last year has got to be my favorite to date. A ton of incredible things happened and we reached major milestones.read more
Last week, security researchers uncovered what is possibly the biggest and worst security flaw in modern computing. Referred to as the Intel “Meltdown” and “Spectre” bugs, these critical flaws enable malicious software to spy on other system processes and steal data.read more
It’s 2018, folks. And if this year is anything like the last, you can bet it will be filled with more disastrous cyberattacks, global ransomware infections and other assaults on businesses of all sizes. Now is the time to configure your Datto firewall settings for optimal protection against all of these outside threats.read more
An interesting thing happened earlier this month when ransomware attackers targeted a county in North Carolina and demanded $23,000 for their data.read more
Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal released an article about an initiative among U.S. banks called “Sheltered Harbor.” The project aims to equip banks with impenetrable data backups that could be shared with each other in the event of a major cyberattack.read more
As news broke last week about the massive 2016 Uber hack (and subsequent cover-up), we couldn’t help but wonder: is anybody’s data safe anymore?
Over the last few years, we’ve witnessed some of the worst data hacks in history.
It’s been three weeks since Datto announced it was being acquired by investment firm Vista Equity Partners. And while the news may not have come as a total shock, many of us are still digesting the details and looking ahead to see how the Datto acquisition might play out in the long term.read more
There’s a weakness in your network. Right now. It’s a weakness no hardware or software can fix … but a well-rounded business continuity plan can. Learn more about cybersecurity education.read more
Small business leaders throughout the world are scrambling for ways to ensure their business is as secure as possible against cybercrime. Security procedures simply aren’t enough as more than 4,000 ransomware attacks alone occur per day in the last year with a year over year increase of 300%. Are you next?read more
It was only a matter of time. Over the last year, as ransomware has continued to wreak havoc on businesses across the globe, many have wondered about the security of their Linux-based systems. Now, new findings have confirmed the inevitable: more strains of Linux ransomware are out in the wild, and infections are on the rise.read more
Why is a business continuity planning consultant so important? Imagine losing access to your building for week, without any employees being allowed to enter. That’s what happened to a Canadian business after a fire left the company’s underground parking garage submerged in five feet of water.read more
It’s been a little over a year since the release of the Datto X1 – Datto’s compact, all-flash BDR appliance, which the company announced at DattoCon16. Since then, the company has also released the X2 and X4 devices, offering greater storage capabilities of 2 TB and 4 TB, respectively, plus professional rackmount units offering up to 12 TB.read more
A new report from Datto illustrates how ransomware has become a full-blown epidemic for businesses around the world. It’s not just WannaCry or NotPetya or GoldenEye.read more
Nobody wants to get those dreaded 3 a.m. phone calls. “The servers are down.” “The backups failed.” “Ed from logistics opened a phishing email again!” These calls are an IT professional’s worst nightmare. But the good news is: with the right business continuity plan testing scenarios, you may never have to get such a call.read more
One of the more exciting news stories in business continuity this year was the announcement of the Datto Open Mesh acquisition. The merger was widely hailed as a brilliant move that would benefit both Datto’s and Open Mesh’s huge customer bases around the world, as well as the managed service providers (MSPs) that serve them.read more
A good business continuity consultancy is worth its weight in gold. But the question your organization has probably already asked is: “Do we really need one?”read more
Who exactly makes up the Unites States Cybersecurity Operations Team? And, what do they do? For most, it has been as murky as the cybercrime itself. In a time when everyone is at risk of being the target of a cybercrime, it is important to understand the system and know where to turn for help. That said, here is everything you need to know about who is doing what on the US Cybersecurity team.read more
When noodles are the core of your business, guess what happens when something disrupts your noodles? A Singapore-based noodle manufacturer didn’t want to find out. To prevent a potential catastrophe, the company adopted business continuity management standards from the International Organization for Standardization (BCM ISO Standard 22301) – and it literally saved their business.read more
It’s no secret that I spend a lot of time writing and talking about BCDR solutions from Datto Inc. Today I want to address the reasons why.read more
Total data protection is the ultimate goal of security gurus, but how can you be sure you’ve defined the right requirements for business continuity for your business?read more