Tailoring Backup Practices to Common Security Threats

February 5th, 2016

tailoring your backup scenarios to security threats

As an IT professional in 2016, security is a big concern. That’s why infosec is becoming a larger and larger part of IT budgets around the world as each year passes. But what you may not be aware of is the vital role that backups can play in protecting against or recovering from some of the most virulent security threats to your IT infrastructure. Ensuring your backup practices are best-practice can be a great defense against a lot of vulnerabilities. Let’s take a look at why that is, and how you can ensure yours are up to the job.

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4 Tech Advances That Help Recover a Server Faster

January 28th, 2016

recover a server faster - 4 tech advances

As any IT pro knows all too well, when a server goes down it’s pandemonium. Mission-critical systems inaccessible, users angrily calling, C-Levels turning purple – it’s a stressful situation.  So the very last thing you want to be doing is twiddling your thumbs while you wait to recover a server.  In the past, there wasn’t really much choice in the matter. Technology was only so good when it came to recovery speeds. But the great thing about tech is constant evolution. Moore’s Law is a force to be reckoned with, and times have changed.

Let’s take a look at 4 advances in technology that have greatly improved server recovery speeds. And reduced IT stress levels at the same time!

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Australian Office Closed Tuesday 26th January for Australia Day.

January 20th, 2016

australia day 2016

Our Australian Office will be closed on Tuesday the 26th of January 2016, due to the Australia Day public holiday. As a result, our APAC Sales and Support Teams will be unavailable on this day.  However, US Support and Sales will continue to operate as normal.
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A Deluge of Data: How Much Do You Create at Work?

January 19th, 2016

deluge of data - data backup

Have you ever stopped to think about how much data is generated by your business each day? It’s a lot. Since you work in IT, you’re probably aware of this already since you’re the one backing it all up, but putting figures to the sheer numbers across all industries (even ballpark ones, because there are a lot of variables here) really brings it into a stark perspective. It also shines a blindingly bright light on the unavoidable importance of data backup, and of data security. But we’ll get into all that.

Let’s stop beating around the bush and take a look at just how much data businesses generate each day.

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12 Days of System Recovery Preparedness

December 24th, 2015

12 days of system recovery

OK, so this isn’t going to be quite as magical as the ’12 days’ you’re used to. We’ll admit that. There aren’t going to be eleven pipers piping or seven swans a swimming. But what will get is one very happy IT professional who knows that there’s no chance her Holiday will be ruined by catastrophic data loss. If you want a holiday period where you can relax with your family and not have to worry about your servers, you need to be prepared for system recovery.  Here’s how you do it. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s New in 9.2? Support for Exchange 2016 and more!

December 17th, 2015

backupassist v9.2 - what's new?

It’s been a massive year here at BackupAssist – and before it ends, we thought we’d squeeze in one more major version release! BackupAssist v9.2 is now available, and it offers yet more significant improvements. We figured that while you’re out of the office enjoying the Holiday Season with your friends and family, you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing your systems and data are protected by the most advanced technology.  So gather round the tree, and let’s unwrap our latest gifts for you.

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Holiday Office Hours 2015 – US and APAC Offices

December 14th, 2015

xmas support 2015

It’s the holiday season again! First and foremost, we want to sincerely thank all of our loyal customers. You’ve made this another great year for data protection. We can’t wait to make 2016 even better.

Our teams have worked hard this year to help ensure your systems and data are properly protected, so they’re looking forward to some well-deserved time off. As such, we wish to inform you of our holiday office hours for 2015. On the days listed below, our offices will be closed, so this means sales and support services will both be unavailable on the following dates:

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Australian Office Closed Friday 11th December – Holiday Celebrations

December 7th, 2015

BA staff party 2015

Our Australian Office will be closed on Friday the 11th of December 2015, due to a scheduled staff event to celebrate the Holiday Season. As a result, our APAC Sales and Support Teams will be unavailable on this day.  However, US Support and Sales will continue to operate as normal.
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Encrypting Backups – Why it’s More Important than Ever

December 1st, 2015

encrypting backups - more important than ever

Your data is valuable. And unfortunately, not only to your business. Data theft is a serious issue, and the very nature of an image backup means it’s an entire copy of all of your data and systems in one location. If you don’t adequately protect it, this potentially represents a significant vulnerability.

Fortunately, protecting vital backups is straightforward with most modern backup solutions. How? One word: encryption. Let’s take a look at why encrypting backups is important.

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BackupAssist v9.1: Minor Release, Major New Features!

November 24th, 2015

BackupAssist v9.1 - major new features!

Were you excited when we first launched BackupAssist v9? With features like Rapid VM Recovery, Bootable Backups, and the Hyper-V Tab, who wouldn’t be? Bet you thought that with all those awesome new features, it’d be a while before we released something that jam-packed again. Some fixes here and there, the occasional slight improvement right? Wrong. Dead wrong. BackupAssist v9.1 is here now, and we just keep on throwing advanced features your way. Let’s see what’s new.

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