Ways to Secure Your Data
Individual and Business Solutions
As a business, are you still using a network system to store your data or is an external service managing and securing your data? Today's Cloud services allow you to easily manage this process in-house and the capacity and pricing brings enormous scalability at affordable pricing. In addition, the cloud-based solutions we discuss are secure and encrypted with the highest levels of security.
Below we will discuss the differences followed by recommendations.
Users select the folders on their local computer drive (s) to continuously sync to the cloud application's secure servers which are then sync'd across all the user’s devices. Files can be shared with others. These services typically have a feature where you can retrieve previous versions of your data which is great if you inadvertently delete files.
Cloud Backup Solutions
Disaster recovery comes to mind when we think of backing up data and that is exactly what is needed. Whether it is a natural disaster, accidentally losing files or needing an old version of a particular file, this type of backup is a must. If you still use a portable backup device, sell it. They can easily break down.
Cloud Backup solutions continuously scan all of your local drives in the background by looking for new and revised files that should be backed up, and will encrypt them for security, and then off they go to the cloud.
Backup solutions are much safer as a good service will be HIPAA compliant, ISO 27001 compliant, and SOX compliant which means having audit trails, and the use of more powerful programs and software during all the phases of the backup process.
Cloud Storage Solutions
Cloud storage of this nature is beyond the scope of our work with clients, so we have no recommendations to offer.
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