Why Back Up Your Cloud Data?
It’s common knowledge that data needs to be backed up. We knew this when data was stored locally, and it’s still the same in today’s world of cloud computing and hybrid cloud/local infrastructures. Businesses and organizations everywhere are at risk of data loss due to malicious attacks and accidental deletion.
Cloud computing offerings like SaaS allow for reliable, safe, and cost-effective storage and software use. SaaS applications are available anywhere, at any time, and their security is backed by comprehensive data protection. However, all businesses need to have a managed plan that ensures data safety and the ability to recover data at a moment’s notice.
Let’s take a look at the vulnerabilities of data stored or accessed in the cloud and how SaaS data backups ensure a safe computing environment.
What Do SaaS Data Backups Protect You From?
Cloud providers like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce are focused on providing a safe, automated cloud product, but they are not responsible for internal issues. There’s nothing they can do if users make a mistake and accidentally delete files or a malicious employee deletes data. This means that even data securely stored in the cloud needs to have its own backup and recovery strategy. SaaS data backups are an organization’s best defense against these common threats:
- Simple mistakes: Human error accounts for the majority of data loss incidents. Employees delete the wrong emails and overwrite files, and even with highly automated processes, there’s no way to stop this from happening.
- Programming errors: Tools that are designed to streamline business processes also have the ability to overwrite or delete files.
- Malicious internal activity: Not all employees have the best intentions, and an outgoing employee to use their exit as an opportunity to get some payback.
- Malware, viruses, and ransomware: Even though cloud providers make security a priority, outside threats are still an issue, and an automated data backup and recovery plan is a business’s best defense against data loss.
Businesses face serious liability when data is lost, and the native security offered by Microsoft and Google is not enough to protect it, nor do they provide the best practices and procedures all businesses should follow to protect and back up their data. Providers are responsible for only so much, and if an event happens that threatens a business’s data, it’s critical to have a reliable, automated backup
What Are the Benefits of SaaS Data Backups?
Quick Recovery From Data Loss
Through automated backups, data is always recoverable. This ability is customizable and scalable to a business’s needs, meaning the recovery can reset data to that day, that morning, or even five minutes before the incident happened. Reliable backups alongside an effortless restore and export function mean businesses never have to worry about losing SaaS data.
Better Data Management
When an employee leaves, all businesses hope for a smooth transition. SaaS protection allows an administrator to restore departed employee’s data to a new account, directly download files, and archive a user’s dataset until their replacement is hired.
Recovery From Ransomware Attacks
Most ransomware attacks require an element of human error either through phishing or spear phishing attacks. When these attacks do succeed, the results can be disastrous unless a secure backup is in place.
Meet Compliance and Industry Standards
While cloud computing may pose risks, SaaS data protection backs up data while staying in compliance with industry standards such as SOC 1, SSAE 16, HIPAA, and GDPR, to name a few. All sensitive data is encrypted both in transit and at rest in the cloud, providing an additional, compliant layer of protection.
Do You Think Your Data Is at Risk?
Data loss can happen for many reasons, and it’s no secret that your data and your business are at constant risk. Fight back with comprehensive cloud data backup for businesses.
The first step is a thorough cybersecurity assessment from SBT Partners. We take a close look at your cloud use, your security posture, and how well your employees are trained to prevent data loss and provide real-world data security solutions. Then, SBT can customize and implement a modern data security strategy that is unique to the needs of your business. Let’s get started.