Posts Tagged ‘backups’

CryptoSafeGuard Launches | Ransomware Protection for Backups

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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BackupAssist Launches CryptoSafeGuard, Ransomware Protection for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)
New Software Protects Backups from Being Encrypted by Ransomware – SMBs Need Never Pay Ransom Again
Melbourne, Australia and BOSTON (August 29, 2017) – BackupAssist®, a leading provider of automated Windows server backup and recovery software for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), today announced the worldwide general availability launch of its CryptoSafeGuard™ ransomware protection.  Robust enough for enterprise deployment but offered at a dramatically more affordable price point, the new software enables small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to protect against having their backups encrypted and held for ransom.


Encrypting Backups – Why it’s More Important than Ever

Tuesday, 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.


Backups Protect Your Data: What Protects Your Backups?

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

protecting backups: a few important points

Your business relies upon its IT systems and data, and backups are what make sure they’re properly protected.  You know this, we know this.  No bombshells in this article yet, right?  Well what might not be so obvious is that if your backups themselves aren’t properly protected, those critical systems and data could be at just as much risk as if you’d never created backups in the first place.

But don’t worry, there’s no need for panic.  Protecting backups is simple, and in this article we’re going to walk you through some of the best ways to do it.


Spear phishing is on the rise – know how to spot it!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

know how to spot spear phishing attacks

Spear Phishing has been on the rise lately, according to a number of recent posts by IT Professionals on Spiceworks. These kinds of targeted attacks can be extremely harmful to businesses if staff aren’t properly prepared, so in this article, we’re going to look at what Spear Phishing is, how your business can defend against it, and the role your server backup software will play in that defense.

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s what we’re thankful for this year

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

be thankful for backup tech

It’s that fantastic time of year again!  Quality time with the family.  More food than any human should eat in a lifetime – let alone in one sitting.  Floats, parades and a couple of days off from the 9-5 grind. We love Thanksgiving!

But most important of all is to stop and think about everything in society we’re thankful for (in between shoving turkey into our faces, of course!).  This year there’s a lot we’re thankful for here at BackupAssist, so we thought we’d take the time to cover the biggies.


4 causes of data loss you haven’t considered

Friday, November 14th, 2014

data loss prevention - causes of data loss

Serious, mission-critical data loss is a nightmare scenario for most businesses.  If you have anything to do with data loss prevention for your business, you’ve probably spent time thinking of all the awful possibilities that could rob your business of its ability to compete in the digital economy.  Natural disaster, hardware failure, power outage, malware, hacking, human error… the list goes on.  But here are a few scenarios that we bet you haven’t considered.  The scary part?  They could easily happen.

How to scare your Sys Admin this Halloween!

Friday, October 31st, 2014

halloween - scare your sys admin

Who doesn’t love Halloween?  Nobody, that’s who!  No matter what your age, Halloween is a night of good times, fun costumes and overindulgence – whether that be of the sugary variety or the slightly more intoxicating!

Best of all, it’s the only night of the year when you can actively try to scare the pants off friends and family without being considered  a jerk.  But if you want to give your IT buddy a scare on Halloween, it’s going to take more than ghosts and ghouls.