A data disaster can occur through a number of unfortunate events. Hardware failure, physical theft and fire are common knowledge, however a more likely data disaster can occur through a specific kind of malware infection called ransomware.
What Is Ransomware?
Ransomware, commonly branded as Cryptolocker or CryptoWall, is delivered using infected email attachments or web links. When activated, the malware encrypts certain types of files stored on local and mounted network drives which requires a key to decrypt. The malware then displays a message which offers to decrypt the data if a payment is made by a stated deadline.
Although CryptoLocker itself can be removed, the files remain encrypted in a way which researchers consider infeasible to break. In the event of an infection that bypasses your security, a data backup is almost always required to restore access to the encrypted files.
Importance Of Data Backup
Creating a system backup is critical to prevent data loss in the event of a disaster. There are many different types of backup applications available to consumers.
We recommend commercial grade products, as well as verifying the integrity of your backups on a regular basis. If you cannot be assured that all your files are backed up without error, you do not have an adequate backup solution.
Choosing A Backup Provider
Our cloud hosting provider, Ajasent can provide the same offsite data backup and disaster recovery services used by our company to all Newton by Agency Systems customers.
Understanding the Ajasent Advantage:
- The on-boarding experience is completely managed by qualified Ajasent engineers.
- Pro-active monitoring is included and vital to securing your ability to recover anything.
- Restoration and disaster recovery phone support is available if something goes wrong.
- Even a backup plan should have a backup plan. Ajasent backups offer the ability to have one copy onsite and one copy offsite.
Are You Prepared For A Data Disaster?
If you have any questions about your current setup, please review our backup information guide below or contact our technical support.