A nightmare: You come to the office one morning and find that there’s been a flood in the night. All of your computers are soaked, and your server is wrecked. You’ve got an important meeting with a client later in the afternoon, and you need the presentation files on your computer in order to make the right impression. What are you going to do?
Luckily, you can wake up from this nightmare and never have to worry about it again. The right disaster recovery plan for your information technology means that you can easily restore your files anytime, anyplace, in the face of any disaster. If you ever find yourself in the above situation, all you have to do is pick up the phone, call your team at IT Secure, and within the hour you’ll be back in your systems from any computer that can go online.
How? It’s simple: 3-2-1. That’s the IT Secure policy for Disaster Recovery and Preparedness. It means keeping your business secure is our number one mandate, and we make sure you can quickly and easily recover in the face of any disaster. Curious about how it’s so easy? Call us at (603) 668-7733 today to get a free assessment of your disaster preparedness and find out what 3-2-1 means for you.
3. Three Copies of Your Data
Redundancy is one of the keys to ensuring you never are at risk of losing your data. Having multiple copies means that even if one copy fails, you still have 2 others that you can fall back on. Here are some important points to consider regarding your data backups:
As soon as your data is backed up, it’s fully encrypted using the strongest commercially available encryption protocols. That means only you can access the information locked in your backups – even if one of your backup copies is stored offsite, the hosting data center cannot see what’s locked inside. Even we can’t see what’s under the encryption! Your data is keyed for your eyes only, and we make sure it stays that way.
We don’t just save copies of your documents and other files when we do our backups – that’s great, but it won’t be that much help in getting you back up and running in the face of disaster, when speed is the name of the game. We use imaging software to take a virtual picture of your systems, which saves not only your files, but also your applications, operating systems, and settings. If you ever need to restore, you’ll be able to start back right where you left off.
We don’t just set up the backup processes and call it a day. We actually test all of your recovery backups regularly to make sure they can be used if ever necessary. We’re all about multiple layers of security – call us paranoid, but we’d rather be double or even triple safe than sorry. We’ll regularly run tests on the backup processes and files to ensure there’s been no data loss or corruption, so we never get a nasty surprise when it’s too late to do anything to fix it.
2. Two Places to Store Your Data
As we’ve said, redundancy is one of the keys to truly secure business continuity, and it’s better to put in multiple layers of protection. That’s why we don’t just take multiple copies of your systems; we also store them in different places to avoid further problems:
Storing your backups in a device in the office is incredibly important for quick and easy recoveries from every-day disasters. When we talk about IT disasters, we don’t just mean hurricanes and floods. You’re far more likely to suffer from small (but potentially devastating) mishaps, like a spilled can of Coke on an important workstation, or even just someone accidentally clicking “delete” on an important file or email. With onsite backup, you never have to fear these events setting you back – all it takes is the click of a button, and within a few seconds, you’re back to where you were before the problem even happened at all, no fuss, no muss.
But onsite storage isn’t enough on its own to keep you protected. What happens if something should damage or destroy the equipment housed in your office? It doesn’t even have to be as huge as a hurricane; it could be when your sprinkler system is accidentally set off. If your onsite backup device is damaged, never fear – we’ve also sent your backups offsite just in case. You won’t be able to recover quite as quickly as you would with your onsite device, but you’ll be glad those backups are there if you ever need them. All it takes is a secure connection from any Internet-enabled device, and we’ll have your systems back in no time.
1. One Backup Copy in a Secure Data Center
When we send your data offsite, we use a fully-inspected, guaranteed-secure data center. The security and confidentiality of your data is no joke to us, so we make sure to use the highest level of secured cloud-based data storage that keeps your backups safe, not only from natural disasters, but also from hacking, data theft, viruses, or any form of data corruption or loss. There’s also another key benefit to using a cloud-based data center:
Because we store your backups in image format, we can actually spin up a virtual copy of your systems in the cloud that you can use just like your office computers. Because our data center is safely accessed via the Internet, you can use any online device to run your systems just as if you were using your office desktop – same applications, same files, and even the same user settings!
It won’t be quite as fast as your normal systems, but you’ll be able to do everything you need to wherever you need to, whether it’s at home on your PC or in a temporary location on a laptop. If disaster ever strikes, you won’t be held back for days or weeks waiting for repairs – just log in, start up the virtual system, and get back to work!
3-2-1. It’s simple! That’s the IT Secure philosophy when it comes to Business Continuity – keep it simple, and keep it secure. Our multiple layers of security mean you never have to worry about any disaster, big or small, setting your business back. But don’t just take our word for it. Find out for yourself! Contact the IT Secure team at (603) 668-7733 or email@example.com today to book a complimentary no-obligation assessment of your business’ disaster preparedness. Trust us: with our team, you’ll never have been more secure.