Backup and file archiving solutions create point-in-time copies of files and databases and write those copies out to a secondary storage platform. This means that IT teams can quickly and easily restore data that is lost—whether a file has been deleted accidentally or an entire system has been destroyed by a malicious actor.
Unfortunately, these types of attacks are becoming increasingly common—even among SMBs. With news headlines reporting multi-million-dollar attacks against global enterprises, some small businesses falsely assume that they don’t provide lucrative enough a profit to be targeted by ransomware. However, SMBs often lack the dedicated cybersecurity resource and infrastructure to adequately protect themselves these attacks, making them an easy target for cybercriminals searching for “low-hanging fruit.”
On top of this, a cybercriminal can use an SMBs compromised systems as a platform from which to launch further attacks at that company’s partners, including their service providers—making it easier for them to go after the big bucks.
However, ransomware isn’t the only kind of data loss that your business may have to deal with. Natural disasters such as floods, fires, and earthquakes can destroy on-premises data stores just as completely as a cyberattack can, and even a user accidentally deleting an important file can cause damage to a business.
In these scenarios, the most effective and efficient way to recover data is by restoring backups. But to do that, you must have created those backups in the first place. Manually backing up your files on a regular basis, then deduplicating them to save storage space, takes a lot of time—which is where backup and file archiving solutions come in.
In this article, we’ll explore the top backup and file archiving solutions designed to help you recover from data loss. These solutions include features such as real-time backups, intuitive searching and eDiscovery, and data restoration. We’ll give you some background information on the provider and the key features of each solution, as well as the type of customer that they are most suitable for.