Having backups is critically important to your business for a number of reasons.
Natural disaster – If disaster strikes your business location, having your data stored securely off site is absolutely critical to being able to get back up and running quickly.
Ransomware – Hackers continue to get more and more sophisticated. If you don’t have a good backup and your data is taken hostage by a ransomware attack, you could be forced to pay thousands of dollars to try and recover your files, with no guarantee of success.
Accidental deletion – People make mistakes, it’s a fact of life. Quality backups allow you to recover from potentially significant mistakes, reducing stress and preventing lost productivity.
Record keeping and archival – Maintaining a long term copy of records for your business in a safe, secure location is important for legal and financial reasons.
There are certain things a good backup needs. If it is missing any of them, it's not protecting you as well as you should be.
Automatic – Backups need to happen regularly and without anyone remembering to start them or swap a drive.
Off Site - Your basement safe is off site, so it's better than nothing, but true off site backups are stored in a remote location which would not be affected by a natural disaster in your location. Backups stored in a home are also subject to risk of theft or fire. Tier 1 datacenters employ advanced fire suppression methods and have multiple redundancies in all areas.
Monitored - Backups fail sometimes for various reasons. Someone needs to be notified when there is an issue so it can be rectified. Backups that aren't monitored could fail for weeks or months before anyone notices, putting your business at risk.
Encrypted - Your backup should be encrypted before it is sent off site to prevent data loss or interception.
Tested - If your backups aren't tested regularly to make sure they can be restored, how can you have confidence that they will be there when you need them?
We strive to offer best in class products in all areas of our IT service portfolio. With that in mind, we provide a backup service that covers all the major requirements noted above. We offer several plans depending on your needs. See below for pricing and please reach out to us if you have any questions.