World Backup Day special – II
Today, March 31 is World Backup Day – when it's important to highlight the various ways in which companies can save their data, because the question is no longer whether a company will be attacked or not, but when.,
According to the Security Report 2022, prepared by leading cybersecurity provider, CheckPoint and authored by VP, Research, Maya Horowitz, global cyberattacks on corporate networks increased by 50% in 2021 compared to 2020.
The cloud is part of most companies, and for this reason there is a growing concern for its protection and of all the corporate data it stores. This platform is becoming one of the most convenient formats for backups due to its numerous advantages. The main advantages for a company when backing up via the cloud:
Greater scalability: in a physical location, the number of backups that can be stored will always have a limit due to the capacity of the hard drive. On the network, this does not happen, as cloud providers have a wide range of storage flexibility so that as more capacity is needed, it can be scaled up. In this way, depending on the expansion or reduction of a company's business volume, data backup needs can be adjusted.
More autonomy: when a company has a remote backup service provider, it does not need to have knowledge on how to perform backups, nor extra training to execute the processes. They will be carried out automatically with the frequency that has been previously set.
From any location: the traditional way of making backups was characterised by backups to physical devices (floppy disks, hard disks, cd's, etc.). These locations can be damaged, corrupted, lost or stolen. In addition, these devices are often stored in the office itself, so if an incident occurs, the information is lost. Implementing the remote backup format has the advantage of being in a different location.
Encrypted and protected data: it is clear that physical storage devices can be damaged by misuse or system failure. In this case, data can be lost, something that does not happen in the cloud. The information is stored on private servers that prevent any type of failure thanks to their technology. Likewise, all its systems are equipped with security and advanced encryption protocols.
Simplicity of file sharing: the tools available in the cloud usually include HTML5 programs that run directly in the browser. This means that your users do not need any specific software to access and edit them. Moreover, they allow multiple and simultaneous editing in real time. This opportunity to work online as a group has made corporate tasks easier and has made it possible to avoid wasting time in certain meetings. By simply sharing a link, everyone can open the document and edit it if necessary. This facilitates remote working and the convenience of workers, which is one of the main goals of cloud technology.
Says Prakash Bell, Head-Security Engineering (India & SAARC), Checkpoint Software Technologies: "Technological progress has led more and more companies to start using new technologies to increase their productivity or to facilitate their daily tasks. Their use has led to the massive collection of data and the need to have a place to store it securely has arisen. With cloud backup, company data and applications are protected by a server in a remote location. In this way, companies can have the capacity to save and preserve, at the same time, the data of their own corporation and that of their clients from anywhere, avoiding the loss of this data in the event of any technological failure or cyber-attack.”