Companies are faced with security threats or business disruptions continually throughout the year. The critical question you need to ask: Is your backup and disaster recovery strategies strong enough to support your company in the face of a hack or disaster? When was the last time you reviewed your plan? Even if your company doesn’t currently have a plan in place, it’s not too late to create one or review procedures to protect your organizations assets.
With the rise of cloud-based services, it is important to know that many SaaS companies will only backup your data for a period of time. After the time allotment it often becomes the client’s responsibility. SaaS backup companies do not widely share this shortcoming and their clients sometimes find out about these policies when it is too late.
SaaS usage continues to explode, and businesses have to assess the risk associated with limited backup lifespan for their critical data. In an environment where security investment continues to rise in response to external threats, organizations need to have adequate recovery plans in place that take into account both internally managed applications and key SaaS services. Many organizations have even invested in multiple, redundant SaaS systems in the event of outages, particularly on key systems like payment gateways.
We also strongly recommend simulating outages to know just how effective your back up strategy is. You may be perfectly archiving data, but if it cannot be tapped for restoration in a timeframe acceptable to your business, then it’s time to revisit the entire process.
For questions regarding cloud backup and your own back up protocol, please contact Superior Technology at 845-735-3555 or online at www.superiortechnology.com.
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