Does Ransomware Scare You?

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Did you ever stop to think about one of the other 49 million new strains of malware that can take down your system with a single click?

Most businesses cannot afford to be down for hours or days at a time due to a vicious virus or merciless malware. While anti-virus software is good and considered to be a first line of defense, it’s no longer enough because ransomware like CryptoLocker is often not detected until the virus has already started to encrypt your files. And, guess what? Cyber-gangs are getting much smarter and creating malware specifically designed to evade current anti-virus defenses.

Data Backup alone is not enough to save your files and keep your business running simply because it is designed to save only data with limited retention ability. What about the Operating System (OS) and the programs that those files need before you can even use them? With data backup, your whole system must be restored manually first (Operating System, server settings, user permissions, data, etc.) before your restored files can be accessed. Additionally, you need to account for the time it takes to download large amounts of data over the internet if you only store your backups in the cloud.

When ransomware hits, time is your chief enemy because if you’re down and cannot service your customers, they’ll simply go to a competitor that is better prepared.

What’s needed is a solution that can:

  • Verify backups
  • Store full images of your data onsite and in the cloud
  • Deliver instant onsite and cloud virtualization
  • Has the ability to see into your files and know when the virus took hold
  • Perform a restore that takes minutes versus hours or days

Only a Hybrid-Cloud Disaster Recovery solution designed specifically for Business Continuity can do this.

Datto_logo_150XSolutions is a Premier Partner of Datto, the world leader in Hybrid-Cloud Business Continuity solutions whose systems protect 140+ Petabytes of data with over 450 employees around the globe. XSolutions’ commitment to customer satisfaction and quality, backed by Datto’s product innovation and worldwide resources means that our clients get best-in-class service, support and backup systems so they NEVER HAVE TO PAY THE RANSOM!

Call (845) 362-9675 and lets discuss your specific needs. While you’re at it, sign up for a free demo so you can see for yourself.