Don’t be a victim; get backup solutions for small business

by | Aug 18, 2015 | Business Continuity

Backup solutions for small business to the rescue

If you’re still unsure whether you need backup solutions for small business, then you need to know about ransomware. This insidious form of digital malice worms its way to your system, perhaps piggybacking on a harmless email or game download. It then waits for instructions from its perpetrator.

When it receives the go-ahead, it shuts down your system.  You’re greeted by a blank screen and a message demanding payment if you ever want to use your system again. It may encrypt your files, prevent apps like browsers from running or prevent Windows from functioning.

This could be a major disaster if you haven’t backed up your system because you only have two options. You can pay the money and risk being attacked again by the same criminal in the future. Or you can hire an expensive consultant to try and restore your system to you.

With a backup solution for small business (we like to recommend the Datto Alto 2 or the Datto Alto XL), the ransomware becomes an inconvenience that you can recover from with minimal expense and some loss of time. You simply wipe your system clean and load a backup from before it was infected.  The ransomware may have been downloaded yesterday or a month ago.  Frequent backups ensure that you’ll eventually be able to restore an image of your system from before the time that the infection occurred.

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If you need more information on how best to prepare for a malware attack or need to a backup solution for your small business, please contact us immediately.  Don’t wait until you’re held ransom by a criminal.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.