On June 20, 2017, Twinstate Technologies’ Alex Insley, Unified Defense Strategies Technical Manager, conducted a webinar with Datto’s Michael DePalma, Security Expert & Channel Development Manager, for a discussion on Ransomware.
The webinar’s focus was on ransomware and how business continuity will save your business from experiencing downtime. For those who are unaware, business continuity is the next generation of backing up your data. Superior to the traditional backup system where if a backup needs to be restored on a compromised system it could take days or weeks, a disaster recovery and business continuity backup aims to have a system up and running in as little as a few minutes.
Working with our partner Datto, Twinstate offers DRCS (Disaster Recovery Cloud Service) as a solution to customers to ensure that their business will continue to be operational in the event of a disaster. This solution offers backups of your system and stores your business-critical information offsite. This means that even if a fire effects your building or your entire system is compromised by ransomware or other viruses out there, your latest backup will not be touched. What is different from the traditional backup, however, is that instead of restoring a backup, Twinstate runs your latest backup as a virtual machine. This decreases downtime of the business and allows your company to be running again in a few minutes or hours depending on the size of the backup.
When it comes to recovering your data due to malicious activity, this is important because while there are plenty of experts working to prevent ransomware, there are many different strains and types of this virus coming out every day making it near impossible to keep up. It is extremely important to have good security, but having in place a business continuity plan is vital. It saves you from falling victim to a ransomware attack if the data is valuable because you still have it stored safely away offsite, and by doing that the malicious attacker loses any power they held in the situation. Besides thwarting the attack, this also makes you an undesirable target that is less likely to be targeted again.
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Through our partnership with Datto, we are able to offer best-in-breed solutions to our clients. With disasters occurring daily in the business community, natural or cyber, it is crucial to have a backup plan that will allow your company to remain operational no matter the situation. Due to how popular ransomware has become, it is especially important to protect yourself and your business to the best of your ability.
Join Twinstate for our next webinar, ‘Traditional Backup vs. Business Continuity’ on July 25th, 2017. Save your seat with us today.