A data breach is one of the most catastrophic events that can affect your business. Every day that your business is online, your company and client information is subject to complete loss. A data breach is a financial liability as well; If you are affected by a data breach or data disaster, you may have to pay hefty fines for failing to protect customer data and lose potential revenue due to security concerns and downtime.
It is important to have a data backup so that your business can recover after a data loss event. Backup as a Service (BaaS) is essential to protecting your company data. Here are just a few important reasons to invest in the service:
As systems grow and integrate, IT personnel must keep track of the regular backups, especially where manual input is required. However, with BaaS, the process is automated, thereby enhancing backup efficiency and accuracy. It’s the optimum solution for companies that outsource their IT. If your company employs an in-house IT department, BaaS automates the backup process, freeing up IT to perform other priority tasks.
The most important aspect of backup is the utilization of an off-site system for storing data backups. This setup ensures that data backups are preserved in a data loss event. BaaS providers back up your data safely off-site and use the latest software tools to keep the data stored in the cloud safe from additional attacks.
If your business collects and stores critical data, it carries greater liability in case of data leaks. A reputable BaaS partner can reduce the danger of data leaks and establish the correct protocols for your specific area of business. Your partner helps manage the data and applies the necessary measures to keep your data secure in compliance with the regulations.
BaaS is cheaper than investing in hardware such as servers and software to store your data. When backing up data manually, you also must factor in time spent safekeeping and troubleshooting data and delivering it to the safe storage location. This cost adds up quickly and can be several times more expensive than a BaaS partner.
In a typical manual backup system, there may be software running in the background that slows down the computer and network systems. A scheduled backup may even halt work in progress for a period. BaaS operates seamlessly in the background without using unnecessary human and technological resources. Fewer disruptions mean higher productivity for your staff and business.
Any robust backup plan should adhere to the 3-2-1 rule; maintain at least three copies of data, store it in at least two types of media, and keep one of the backups off-site. A BaaS partner helps companies achieve this plan affordably and conveniently, with cloud backup that meets all three requirements.
Singularis IT offers reliable Backup as a Service options for any size business. We employ proven technologies and best practices, ensuring availability, ease of access and management, and continuous backup. Contact us today to start your journey in securing your company data.