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Remote backup disaster recovery includes a few different moving pieces. The first is remote backups – this essentially means a company that provides networking services, such as iPoint Technologies, routinely makes copies of your company’s most significant data, and then stores those copies on a server that is located somewhere far away from your office. That way, if a disaster occurs – such as a wildfire, or one of your employees clicks on a suspicious link that downloads a ton of ransomware onto your servers, and suddenly you cannot access any business information unless you pay a huge ransom to strangers over the internet – your company’s information is safe and can be recovered! (Take that, fraudsters!)

by | Sep 11, 2015 | Networking

Here we are in the year 2015, a time where new technology is being developed everyday. A time where everyone from your grandma to your 4 year old brother is using a technological device. A time where data collection, storage, and protection is becoming a major problem for many businesses as we grow into the information age. It seems that we can’t go a full year without hearing about the latest data breach that occurred. Take Sony Pictures Entertainment for example. They are one of the largest corporations to be hacked to date. They lost thousands of personal emails, pictures, copies of unreleased films (the now released movie The Interview).

Another example would be the United States Office of Personnel Management. Yes, that is correct, a U.S. Government branch was also hacked. This goes to show that there are many companies and beyond who are not properly securing their data as they should. Some companies could go months without knowing that they are hacked similar to how the Personnel Management office did. That is why we suggest using a network monitoring system that will notify you if there is any suspicious activity happening within your network.

iPoint offers the i-Network Monitor system that proactively monitors your system so your business can avoid the risk of expensive repairs and downtime. The following are covered:

Networks – A network is the backbone of your business- it handles all communications from workstations and desktops, servers, printers, and internet/email traffic. By eliminating inefficiencies more quickly, iPoint can spot problems early, show where upgrades may be neeeded, and deliver better overall performance for your network.

Servers – As the most vital part of your business, your network server should be monitored to watch for key issues that can cause the most critical disasters.  iPoint will notify you and fix them fast-before it costs you downtime and loss of business.

Workstations – Workstation monitoring checks for serious issues, antivirus health and updates. It runs on any Windows PC or laptop and is crucial for keeping your workstations clean and safe.