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G Suite has become an indispensable resource for millions of businesses. But when companies fail to back up the data in those applications, they leave their operations at risk.
There’s a pretty simple reason why some companies don’t back up their SaaS data: They just don’t understand the risks. In this post, we debunk the most common myths and misconceptions about SaaS that are leaving businesses like yours vulnerable to data loss.
Losing data from a SaaS application can create a headache for your IT teams, not to mention a drain on the company’s bottom line. If the loss is great enough, it can cause business-threatening downtime, potentially disrupting your operations.
When it comes to backing up your critical data, your SaaS applications cannot be an afterthought. With 3 out of 4 companies saying they expect to run almost entirely on SaaS by 2020, it’s vital that the data within these applications is protected against the risk of disaster (just as your on-site data should be). That is the role of Backupify.
SaaS backup has become an essential component of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR). But not all SaaS backup solutions are made equal.
It’s no secret that we believe in the importance of disaster preparedness at every organization. But what does that planning actually look like when it’s put to the test in a real-world scenario? Today, we look at 4 business continuity examples to show how organizations have worked to minimize downtime (or not) after critical events.
73% of organizations say that most of their apps will be SaaS by 2020, according to a recent survey. But only a fraction of those businesses plan to deploy a SaaS backup solution. Why?
Ransomware continued to wreak havoc on businesses in 2018, according to a new report from Datto. And while there are signs that attacks have slowed down, the report shows there’s still plenty to be concerned about.
There are local and off-site elements of a disaster recovery management plan that need to be considered. Find out everything you need to know here.
One of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity is foreseeing the next new threat. Because, unlike other disaster scenarios, cyberattacks are constantly evolving.
Your next big cybersecurity breach could happen at any moment. If you don’t have the right technology in place, then your business is a sitting duck.
One of the most intriguing cybersecurity trends of the last year has been the sudden decline in ransomware. The file-encrypting attacks have accounted for only 5% of malware payloads in recent months, down from 60% in early 2017. That’s a huge shift in direction for hackers. But just as quickly as ransomware has declined, a new threat has skyrocketed: cryptojacking.
Buckle up. This one’s going to hurt. In the world of business continuity, so much attention is paid to the destruction of natural disasters, like severe storms and flooding. But the reality is: cybersecurity breaches can be just as destructive. And they happen far more frequently.
We often point to statistics showing that human error is a business’s greatest cybersecurity vulnerability. Cybersecurity training is absolutely vital to preventing those mistakes. But what, exactly, should that training consist of?
Investing in cybersecurity technology is critical for every business. From anti-malware to data backup, these systems are essential for surviving cyberattacks and keeping your business running. But unfortunately, even the most iron-clad defenses aren’t 100% fool-proof. Often, the worst cybersecurity breaches are caused by little more than human error.
Right at this moment, your cybersecurity defenses are actively protecting against an onslaught of attempted attacks: Malware …Viruses …Spam email …Infected attachments …Bad links …Malvertising …
Warning: Ransomware has infected your server and your operations have come to a screeching halt. What do you do? To prevent the staggering costs of downtime, you need to be able to recover your data as rapidly as possible. But depending on what kind of data backup system you’re using, this might not be as easy as it sounds.
Cybercriminals staged a successful ransomware attack against the Port of San Diego earlier this month, though critical operations were largely undisrupted. The attack infected several computer systems at the port, locking some employees out of their computers for days.
Deploying a data backup system is essential. But which provides the most protection without costing a fortune? For many businesses, the answer is DRaaS.
Hybrid cloud virtualization is changing the way we think about data recovery. In the old days, you had limited options for recovering data after a major disaster. A full restore could take hours or even days—and frankly, it still can. But thankfully, faster cloud computing has ushered in new recovery options that can virtually eliminate your operational downtime.
Cloud data backup can protect against the risks of on-site data loss caused by a wide range of disasters. It’s an essential resource for businesses today. But since not all clouds are made equal, it’s imperative to choose the right system.
At a time when we’re storing almost everything in the cloud, it’s easy to forget that this data is just as vulnerable as all your on-site files. Don’t get us wrong: services like Office 365, G Suite and Salesforce are built on some of the most dependable cloud technology in the world.
For most businesses, preventing data loss from malware has always been a priority. But as today’s companies become even more data-centric, and the cyber threats more vicious, keeping malware at bay is more important than ever.
Hardware damage and system malfunctions are among the top causes of data loss. And when they happen, they can bring your operations to a screeching halt. But while system errors are inevitable, there are ways to ensure you never lose any data – even if all your servers are toast.
When we talk about the risk of disasters, and the importance of business continuity, the conversation is often focused on the most dramatic causes of data loss: hurricanes, lightning strikes, fires, flooding and so on. But what about the “smaller” events?
All the big headlines go to ransomware these days, but there’s another threat that remains one of the top causes of data loss: natural disasters. Rain, flooding, fire, earthquakes – the list of threats goes on and on. And when they strike, they pose a serious risk to your IT infrastructure, especially your data.
At a time when data loss costs small businesses as much as $75 billion a year in downtime alone, it’s never been more important to protect your data. But you can’t obtain true protection without first understanding the threats.
Over the past year, we’ve witnessed some of the biggest global companies get hobbled by ransomware: FedEx, Boeing, Merck, Maersk and Mondelez International, just to name a few. The financial losses from these attacks have been staggering. $300 million for FedEx alone. $310 million for Merck. With figures like those, it’s easy to assume that ransomware is mostly a “big business” problem. But in fact, the opposite is true.
Remember the days before cloud computing was, well, everywhere? It’s hard to believe that, only a decade or two ago, businesses were way more centralized. IT infrastructure was all on-site. Applications ran only on in-house computers. Email, files and data were all stored on-premise, just steps from the office kitchen.
Datto has two great BDR systems that enable small- to medium-sized businesses to obtain enterprise-grade data protection without an enterprise price tag: the Alto 3 and all-Flash SIRIS X series.