Accidents will happen. And while accidents that damage or destroy data are more common, malicious attacks will happen as well. The rate of ransomware is on the rise and large companies are not the only targets. Whether by phishing attack, advanced persistent threat, or other means your company is seen as having data valuable enough to extort a ransom, you are a target.
In short, if you are reading this, you are a potential target.
While improving your endpoint protection and educating users can greatly minimize your risk, no malware solution can provide you with a guarantee against ransomware. So, if you are hit, you need to be able to recover.
For your on-premise systems, you most likely have a backup/recovery solution. In the event of ransomware, you can delete the encrypted files and restore from a point in time prior to the attack. Yes, you lose data, but a solid backup plan can minimize the loss and the impact.
Your cloud data needs the same protection. You want the same recovery process.
Traditional and cloud backup services can be installed and connected to cloud servers in much the same way as they work for on-premise servers. For cloud file services, like Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, traditional backup solutions will not work as they cannot connect to the service. The same holds true for data in SaaS applications like Salesforce.com. You need a specialized solution.
For most of our Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 clients, we recommend Backupify as our preferred solution for several reasons:
- Multiple backups per day for some or all users
- Unlimited backup space
- Unlimited backup retention
- Multiple admin accounts with delegation
- Powerful search
- Fast restores
- The ability to archive data for past users (Google Apps)
Try Backupify for free for 21 days. If you like what you see, we can save you money on license and support. If not, we discontinue the service.
Interested? Let us know.