Network Backup – Is it Needed?

Network backup is essential to ensure the security of your business and all of its assets. While there are many ways in which one can back up their business information, the important part is that you store your information and data in a way where it cannot be lost and you can maintain business as usual. Depending on the type of industry you are in, disaster recovery management is an essential part of your IT strategy.

If you do not utilize a data backup service, or have in place a plan for regularly managing both onsite and offsite backups of your critical data, you may be at great risk for data loss. You need to understand the importance of backing up your data networks on a consistent and regular basis. There are many examples of how not backing up data has harmed a business. More importantly, there are many examples showing how routine backups have improved the operations of a company.

The importance of Network Backups

There are multiple reasons to adopt network backup for your business. Managing backups for multiple computers and network-attached devices can be a chore when you’re using physical storage devices, tape drives, or are manually backing up each device separately. Here are a few reasons why you should invest in Network Backups:

  • Automates your backups – By introducing network backup, you’re simplifying your backup processes. If you choose a public backup provider to manage your backups, your backup software will automatically backup all of the devices included in your network.
  • Reduces human error – If your company’s data resides in multiple computers, network backup is essential. Remembering to schedule backups for multiple computers makes your business prone to error.
  • Makes storage more scalableBecause the data is sent to one, secure location, network backup is more manageable and scalable than attaching tape drives to each computer system.

The Process Involved in Performing Network Backups

Backing up your data provides you with an insurance plan. What this means is that you have the ability to create a working duplicate of your network available to you in the event that disaster strikes. Conditions that may be beyond your control, such as natural disasters or unauthorized intrusions (such as the introduction of an enterprise virus that is designed to take down your system) can not only wreak havoc on your operations but also result in the loss of money and time as you work to restore your network.

Steps to Take to Ensure Your Network’s Security

In order to reduce the risks associated with the loss of your network data, you need to have in place a plan. Your plan should include a process that requires the backup of your network data at regular intervals. A point person, whether it is the head of your IT or other professional responsible for the management of your data, should be appointed and empowered with the abilities to make decisions and be held accountable for the management of your backups and disaster recovery management plans. Additionally, you should understand that any plan for the management of your data should involve offsite backups. Maintaining your data at a remote location allows you to gain access when needed in the event of a disaster event.

Don’t leave your business vulnerable to cyberattacks, hacks, and other threats. Create a safety net that protects all of your business’s data by getting in touch with JENLOR. Our backup and disaster recovery services help you better safeguard your data, both locally and offsite, in the event a disaster was to occur.  With your data backed up and a plan in place to recover it, your business is free to operate with confidence, knowing that you are prepared for anything the web can throw at you. Start building up your backup plan today with help from JENLOR.