Business Data Security, Backup and Recovery

Why is data security important to a business and the advantages of data backup and recovery

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Why is Data Security Important to a Business

Data is a necessity in today's digitally driven world, technology is the enabler. In 2020 alone, every person generated 1.7 megabytes a second of different forms of data, from video, images, text and documents. It shows our reliance on instant access to information connected through the internet.

The need for timely, accurate information and the increase in connected devices within a business brings with it the need for more stringent security measures to protect what is widely accepted as the most valuable commodity on the planet today – data. Having a tested backup and recovery plan in the event of a hack, incident or data loss is also considered to be essential.

The growing threat landscape is also becoming more apparent with an average of four in ten businesses (39%) and a quarter of charities (26%) reporting a cyber security breach or an attack in the last 12 months. Many of these victims never get their original data back.

Failing compliance standards, losing information that powers your business and the damage it can cause your brand are all reasons to answer the question, why is data security important to a business.

Why are firewalls important?

The importance of data security is becoming more commonly recognised with hacks and cyber threats occurring more frequently – 2020 saw an exponential increase of remote working and Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) being introduced in to business settings, much of which has occurred in unplanned, unaudited ways.

The necessity of using modern up to date firewalls to guard against unauthorised access  became one of the first lines of defence in a battle  with the hackers and “Bad Actors” who continue to attempt to gain access to your PC/devices and the data it has access to.

Having a modern, properly configured, maintained, and monitored ICT firewall will provide a level of assurance that your data, network and devices are protected – whilst also providing more control and information about your network and who’s accessing it.

Advantages of Data Backup and Recovery Plans

Remember the last important file or email you lost? That feeling of wishing you had a copy? Imagine that happening to every file, image and program your business owns… Would you be able to continue to trade, report results or file taxes? Just because it’s ”in the cloud” doesn’t negate the problem. You can lose data just as easily in the cloud as on terra firma.

Not having a regularly tested backup and business continuity plan can have massive repercussions if the unthinkable happens. Many businesses without such plans go into liquidation within three months of an incident.

The advantages of a data backup and recovery plan mean you can restore back to a moment in time when you had everything you need to run your business. You are safeguarding your assets in the event of being hacked, something breaking or simply human error.

QUIZ: How Secure is Your Data Security?

We have devised a quick quiz to get you thinking about your data security and to see what you already have in place. By answering our multiple-choice questions about your procedures and security solutions we will give you a snapshot rating.

There is obviously more detail to drill into, but knowing your security position isn’t always clear. Hopefully this should give you a foundation to work from.

How Vissensa Can Protect Your Business Data Security

Office 365 Cyber Security

Microsoft 365 has become widely recognised for introducing teamwork and collaboration to the workplace with new tools to cater for a Hybrid way of working.

With greater collaboration comes a higher level of risk around data protection and security of staff access and devices used. Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for email helps your business stay in control with email filtering and advanced scanning and quarantining of suspected phishing attacks and malware threats that are launched against your staff on a regular basis. ATP is a simple way of keeping your business email protected and is an essential first step in data security for small business.

Microsoft 365 Backups

Microsoft 365 provides a range of powerful services within the Office 365 suite of products – but backing up your data is not one of them. Over a number of surveys run by our vendors, statistics generally show that more than 60% of businesses without a comprehensive backup process have lost data – from simple user error to major data security incident where data is locked or no longer available.

Investing in a backup process won’t make your business any more profitable, but will in the event that data is inaccessible, ensure a data backup plan is in place so that it is possible to quickly recover, and restart your business.

Microsoft 365 backup from Vissensa overcomes the effects of data loss from cyber security incidents, loss of cloud services or on-premise infrastructure or accidental deletion. Our plans take account of how backups will be recovered, sometimes to different platforms or geographical locations, ensuring the recovery of your key files in the shortest timeframe possible.

Security Vendors – Fortinet, SonicWall and Cisco

With a wide range of security vendors to choose from Vissensa afford our customers the options to determine what best fits their business requirements when it comes to preventing network attacks.

With ever-growing threat vectors and bad actors, Fortinet Next Generation Firewalls adds essential extra layers of protection to a traditional firewall by providing intrusion prevention, threat detection, application and user visibility with simple control and reporting functions.

More than 500,000 organisations worldwide trust SonicWall appliances, providing a range of comprehensive network security options from Next Generation through to Access Security and Cloud Security equipment.

Cisco is widely recognised as the leader in networking and highly regarded as the vendor of choice for fintech customers who are looking for capabilities such as 10Gb switch or fast throughput using Cisco Firepower series firewalls.

Secure Offsite Data Storage

Creating a backup plan that caters for both email and business data, including the data held on local PC’s, Laptops and other storage devices will ensure in the event an incident occurs, everything you need to return to normal operation is available for you to recover.

Vissensa provides secure offsite data storage services that are competitive in price compared to cloud storage products. The added advantage is our experienced data backup and recovery specialists who are available to assist your businesses to get back working fast. Our choice of secure data centres means we can offer multiple backup locations across in the UK, Europe or Worldwide.

Business Antivirus and Monitoring

When buying or provisioning a new device, installing software that will protect the device and the user from cyber threats should be considered as fundamental as plugging in the power supply. That is why anitivirus for small business is just as important as large enterprises.

Webroot Endpoint protection is simple to install, even remotely, and adds the essential security layer required for devices like laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, servers, and virtual environments. This is a perfect solution in todays connected business world where the threats are unseen and unannounced.

Ensuring that devices have Webroot Endpoint protection will reduce the threats through tools such as antivirus and antimalware, web filtering, and more.

Through proactive remote monitoring of devices and centralised reporting features your security can be extended to allow our helpdesk team to provide proactive IT support to anyone affected by threats to their devices.

Speak to one of our Security and Backup Solution Experts

Speak to one of the team today so we can understand what type of security and backup options you may need.

If you are not sure, we will ask questions to gain an understanding of your environment and uncover where there may be weaknesses.

The team will be more than happy to assist with your requirement and provide advice and expertise along the way! Simply complete short form, and we’ll be in touch.



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FAQ

What is a firewall for beginners?

A firewall is designed to stop hackers and malicious attacks from being able to access your network or a device.

They can also monitor traffic and see what is passing through. As a result then be able to filter the traffic  admin parameters. Find out more ..

What can I do for advanced threat protection for email?

Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for email helps your business stay in control with email filtering and advanced scanning and quarantining of suspected phishing attacks and malware threats that are launched against your staff on a regular basis.

ATP is a simple way of keeping your business email protected and is an essential first step in data security for small business. Find out more...

Why is data security important to a business?

Failing compliance standards, losing information that powers your business and the damage it can cause your brand are all serious reasons as to why data security is importance to business. Find out more ...

What are the advantages of back up and recovery?

The advantages of a data backup and recovery plan mean you can restore back to a moment in time when you had everything you need to run your business. You are safeguarding your assets in the event of being hacked, something breaking or simply human error.