By Tim Sheahen, Webroot
It’s a scenario we see far too often: all of a company’s data is stored and managed on a single server. It’s protected by a backup server, sure, but even that is kept on the same domain as everything else. One day, the domain is hit by ransomware that not only shuts down the servers, but also corrupts backup data. So, what then?
In some cases, the companies have the foresight to upload their backup data to the cloud. But, in many cases, that data is lost completely or else countless man-hours are spent trying to recover the data, resulting in downtime and delays. The time lost can be enough to sink a business. That’s why a well-thought-out, solid backup and recovery strategy that can help to restore your business quickly and easily, without data being lost or corrupted in the process, could be an actual life saver for a business. If you haven’t already developed a backup plan, don’t wait until you wished you had.
Why backup and recovery strategies are essential
Today’s companies deal in data. So the most obvious reason to develop a comprehensive backup and recovery plan is to protect that essential business asset. It’s about more than just protecting against cyberattacks, although they do present a growing problem for many MSPs and SMBs.