25% of SMEs do not survive a critical data loss. Could your business survive if it lost all of its data tomorrow?
Customer data is crucial to the functioning and continuity of your business. Data loss can result in interruptions to your business processes and serious loss of revenue. In some cases, businesses have closed following a critical data loss.
Threats to crucial business data
All businesses face risks to their data which include:
- User errors
- Hardware failure
- Security breaches
- Viruses and malware
- Loss or theft of devices
- Software errors
- Data leakage
- Errors resulting from hardware and software updates/upgrades
New legislation: tighter data controls
Despite the fact that Britain is set to leave the EU, the Government has decided to adopt the General Data Privacy Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) which is due to come into force in May of 2018. This new legislation will require most businesses to significantly change the way they handle and store data. The regulation spans more than 200 pages and will replace the Data Protection Act 1998. Its goal is to strengthen security and privacy protection.
Most businesses will already have some sort of backup systems in place but these are highly unlikely to meet the new stringent requirements of the GDPR. In the event of a data breach, businesses will need to demonstrate that appropriate security controls were in place – and most will fail.
The new GDPR increases penalties for breaches from an already severe £500,000 to a staggering €20 million or 4% or annual global turnover – whichever is higher. Businesses have just a few months to ensure they fully comply with the changes, with secure storage of data being just one of many aspects to consider.
"You must implement appropriate technical and organisational measures that ensure and demonstrate that you comply. This may include creating and improving security features on an ongoing basis."
~ Information Commissioner's Office
How can you protect your business from risks, without spending a fortune?
Our cloud based storage enables faster, more secure and cost effective backup and recovery options. It is a highly effective way to increase functionality and resilience, whilst also reducing IT costs.
Cloud Backup from our partner is a highly customisable, cost-effective service that backs up mission critical data from any source and can recover it to any destination and system. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine, in our partner’s highly secure Tier 3 UK data centre, we provide your business with a best in class partner solution. Data is protected with SSL encryption of management channels and in-transit and at-rest AES-256 encryption of data. It protects every piece of your IT infrastructure, both physical and virtual, Windows and Linux servers, Windows and Mac, Linux desktop and laptop PCs.
Our solution is built on multi-tenant architecture to help drive down costs whilst providing maximum performance. Through a single, web based dashboard you can independently deploy, manage, and backup your data and view the backup status and history.
Affordable for every business
Our solution requires no upfront investment required and charging is calculated per Gb so you only pay for what you use. It's an affordable way to ensure business continuity without interruption, whilst protecting your customer's valuable data from threats.
- Active restore to allow users to start working whilst the system restores
- Recovery of any platform from the cloud to bare metal
- SSL and AES 256 bit encryption
- VM Flashback for incremental restore
- Backup & recovery of selected files, folders or complete system
- Backup of Microsoft SQL, Exchange, Active Directory, and Windows System State
- Off-site backup in the Virtual1 Tier 3 UK based data centres
- Disk-to-disk-to-cloud backup staging support
- Self-service backup monitor to control backups with centralised view of activity
Why choose us?
NT Voice and Data's team are experts in voice and data solutions for businesses large and small. We have partnered with the UK’s leading Digital Service Provider to bring you the most advanced world class infrastructure at a price that every business can afford. With the new GDPR legislation on the horizon, can you afford not to act now?
Call us today 01623 687750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.