Back-up and disaster recovery solutions can be neglected when a company builds and develops its business strategy, with time and money often focused on solutions to drive productivity and collaboration. And for some, back-up and disaster recovery (DR) are merely buzzwords, minefields of expensive software, complex definitions and difficult implementation.

But due to the recent surge in COVID-19-related cyberattacks, there is now a major need to implement strong back-up and DR solutions to keep your organisation and valuable data fully protected. As David Samuelson, CEO of ISACA, explains: “Organisations are rapidly and aggressively moving toward new ways of doing business during this time, which is a very positive thing, but it can also lead to making compromises that can leave them vulnerable to threats. A surge in the number of remote workers means there is a greater attack surface.”

The good news is that, even though businesses are facing vulnerability right now, there are back-up and DR solutions available that can offer affordable, straight forward and high-quality peace of mind. Leading back-up software and DR provider Acronis has responded to the global transition to working from home by offering simple solutions for businesses of any nature and size. Their method for complete cyber-protection is threefold:

1) A rescue strategy
The best-case scenario is, of course, for none of your business data files or systems to be infiltrated in any way. But we don’t live in a perfect world, so data backup and disaster recovery must be built into networks and systems from the outset. If something goes wrong, as it often does, then you need to be certain that you will only be inconvenienced temporarily and not permanently handicapped.

With Acronis, your files are actively protected from unauthorised modification or encryption using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies. Your recovery time objectives (RTO) will also be managed and process disruption will be minimised to a matter of seconds, keeping your business as productive as possible.

2) Quick and easy accessibility
As well as having a back-up system that is secure, you also need to ensure that it can be accessed easily as soon as you need it. Using a cloud-based data backup solution like the ‘Acronis Cyber Cloud’ means that your data is as protected as it is easy to access.

Another benefit of adopting cloud-based technology is that is can be accessed from anywhere – ideal during the current pandemic – and by all employees required to get everything back up and running again.

3) Complete protection within one workflow
By choosing a solution with a centralised management and unified control system, not only can you back-up your data to any kind of storage, but you also save money on licensing, education and daily operations with a scalable tool that manages all tasks.

To find out more about reducing the cost of data backup and recovery without impacting your security, or get started with a trial of Acronis Cyber Cloud, talk to us today.