Corporate data security has become a frequent concern in the corporate market. After all, while organizations consolidate their digital transformation , migrating their systems and platforms to the cloud cyber attacks grows in the same proportion . Because of this, it becomes necessary to adopt cloud backup .

For you to be able to visualize the scenario, a survey carried out by Forrester pointed out that Brazilian companies were victims of 51% of ransomware in the last year. A SonicWall report already attests that 9.1 million attacks of this type occurred in Brazilian companies in the first half of 2021 alone .

That is, having a storage system that is secure in the cloud is essential to ensure data protection and reliability in processes within companies.

Interested? Keep reading to learn more about it.

Cloud backup or local storage?

Cloud backup is a method of storing data in a non-physical location. That is, the data is not saved on a local server.

In this case, cloud backup has a wider range of possibilities to ensure the security of business data.

This is because, with it, a copy of critical files and data is stored , avoiding data loss in case of system failures or malware cyber attacks, for example.

Check out the video, the experience of AgroCafé , which reports the importance of having a backup in the cloud, bringing much more security and cost reduction for the company.

When we speak of an offsite cloud location, we are generally referring to multiple secondary servers or offsite data storage systems that are hosted by a cloud storage service provider.

These include the amount of storage space used, file size, number of devices, number of times the cloud is accessed, etc.

In this scenario, cloud backups are increasingly being used by medium and small businesses as well as large companies that use online backup services as an additional method of data backup.

The service even helps drive a company's data protection strategy without putting any additional strain on its internal IT staff.

Thus, if previously offline backup , with local storage, was a viable alternative, today this type of storage is not only outdated but also proves to be more vulnerable to attacks , presenting more server problems and technical failures.

This is because, in the event of one of these problems, the data is unavailable, which reflects in slowness or even interruption of productivity and services provided by the company.

Thus, the damage to the credibility of the business with regard to the security of its customers' data is evident.

Why is cloud backup more secure?

The security that the cloud backup model offers is necessarily in the way this storage is carried out. As mentioned, the system creates copies of the files that are saved on external servers, online, which can be accessed from anywhere, as long as you have the internet for that.

Thus, in the event of an invasion or any technical problem in the system, the company's digital operations do not cease , since if the main server goes down, the secondary ones are activated and put the data on air again, while the first one is recovered.

In addition, it should be noted that, with the guarantee of cloud backup, intrusions and failures in systems and programs hosted in clouds are rarer due to the security features that cloud providers offer today .

Another advantage of cloud backup is that carrying out this storage procedure is much more practical, since it is performed automatically by the system itself , without the need for human action. In this way, the saving of files and data can be done in real time and continuously.

For example, if you schedule daily backups, the dedicated software will select, encrypt and transfer your data to the service provider's cloud servers on a 24-hour cycle.

The cloud is also a much simpler resource to manage, giving flexibility and mobility to managers, in addition to being a scalable tool , where the size of the storage space adapts to the demand for the volume of data produced and that needs to be saved.

However, it is always important to point out that, even with cloud backup, there are no 100% safe environments , even because a good part of cyberattacks, such as phishing, happen due to human errors. Therefore, the ideal is always to focus on training your employees.

What cloud backup can help you with is having a “plan A” or “plan B” for certain data recovery situations.

Where is it possible to apply?

The cloud backup service can be used in different sectors of management, depending on the demand and criticality of each one. It is also recommended for companies of any size, as long as there is a need to host their platforms on external servers.

Thus, it is possible to apply cloud backup in situations such as:

  • When rebuilding servers, it works by recovering specific data from a known point in case of attacks or deletion of data by mistake. Thus, the company will be able to immediately recover certain data that it needs, without compromising operations.
  • In the case of application management, cloud backup ensures the operation of responsive and critical applications. If the customer uses an application to monitor routes, distribute products, monitor sales, monitor patients, among other possibilities.
  • Global support is guaranteed with the continuous realization of backups that frequently occur on the various servers that cloud backup uses.
  • Finally, data protection takes place with the encryption system that can be applied to more sensitive data or that require confidentiality or even restricted access, duly aligned with the regulatory guidelines of the LGPD and other laws.

What to consider when choosing a cloud backup solution?

Cloud backup services can be designed to meet the demands of companies of different sizes and segments. Thus, the choice of cloud backup service must accompany the choice of cloud service to host the company's systems. In this case, the choice of backup provider must observe whether:

  • the operation method is easy and simple to deploy;
  • has an intuitive and user-friendly interface;
  • it is scalable;
  • complies with all safety standards (LGPD and others);
  • has relevant safety certificates;
  • has data archiving feature;
  • works with multiple storage destinations;
  • performs incremental and differential backup

To choose the ideal provider, we also recommend:

  • research and look for references in the market of cloud providers, to know their functionalities and what level of security they offer;
  • perform intermittent testing of data backup and recovery to ensure they are equipped to handle potential issues;
  • when purchasing the provider, make your restoration system more accessible, as well as define a data priority system to back up critical or more sensitive data;
  • make sure that the provider encrypts the data during storage, especially confidential data;
  • also check if it performs the protection of business applications, integrated with other apps.

And how about raising the security of your company for real?

Hiring a cloud service is important to ensure secure cloud backup, preventing data from being lost, altered, stolen or damaged.

This is because, at the same time that the internet has become a place for business expansion and ruptures with old management processes, it has also become a minefield for the development of increasingly complex and difficult to identify malware, which demands more attention and extra care with the data available on the network.

In this sense, cloud backup proves to be an effective resource as it manages to mitigate the possibility of intrusions into the company's assets, in its storage system that has multiple servers, located externally and in the cloud, creating copies that can be activated instantly when needed. the main file suffers any damage.

That, by itself, is enough for the company to keep operating normally, without jeopardizing productivity or the delivery of the services it provides.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.

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