Cyber Protection in a world of chaos

In today’s digital world, and with cyber-attacks on the rise, everyone needs protection. Organizations need to protect their data and networks from unauthorized access, attacks and destruction. As with most things in today’s world, there are many options available.

Let’s take a look at cloud backups and managed backups, and some of the pros and cons when comparing the two. The one that works best for your business will help you strategically achieve your business goals while ensuring your operations continue running optimally. No two organizations have the exact same requirements in terms of cybersecurity, which is why it is important to understand the differences so that you can a package that is tailored to your business’ needs. ACDS can help you with this.

Cloud backup

Some of the pros include no need for onsite hardware or capital expenses; storage can be added as needed (this is particularly great for smaller companies where storage is sometimes an issue; you only pay for what you need; backup and restore can be initiated from anywhere – you do not need to be onsite; data can be backed up at more regular intervals. Some of the cons of a cloud-based solution include costs of data recovery that could outweigh the benefits for companies that are not as dependent on uptime and instant recovery; data limits may apply due to storage availability and cost; no internet means no access to any of your information; full data recovery could time-consuming and impact on the running of systems.

Managed backup

As with all solutions, this one too has its pros and its cons. Some of the benefits include having physical control over your backup; keeping confidential data in-house without any third parties having access to such information; accessing your backups and is not dependent on an internet connection; can be more cost-effective for SMEs.

Some of the cons of a solution like this include capital investment in hardware and infrastructure which can be very costly; the need for a server room on your premises along with the necessary security and dedicated IT services to manage such; no uptime or recovery time guarantees; if you do not take the data off-site regularly, you are at risk of data loss during disaster situations on your premises.

When it comes to backup, cloud solutions can be more expensive than in-house options. Cloud solutions being cheaper is a common myth, although, the benefits of being in the cloud can far outweigh the costs for some businesses. If your business is heavily reliant on uptime and instant recovery, or have a workforce that is largely mobile, it may be worth paying more for a cloud solution with an uptime and productivity guarantee. Although, businesses that aren’t as reliant on uptime or mobility may be more suited to an in-house backup. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic we are facing – and the new norm of working at home, a cloud-based solution would likely be far more beneficial to organisations. This would allow the flexibility of backing up and restoring from almost anywhere.

ACDS have launched Cyber Protect Cloud. This is a single service that combines backup, anti-malware, security and management capabilities such as vulnerability assessments, patch management, and more. You get upgraded security, with integrated AI-based defenses that protect you from modern threats, smarter resources so you and your team can focus on your core business. In the chaos we live in, who wouldn’t want a solution like this?

ACDS offers full-service Information & Cybersecurity solutions that identifies, analyzes and detects a variety of cyber threats while helping you to better respond and recover from any unwanted intrusions in your business with real-time results. Our cybersecurity resilience services cover all avenues of potential breaches through the combined efforts of key Information & Cybersecurity principles and the deployment of ACDS’ rapid detection and response system.

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