Remote office and branch office (ROBO) security has always been a bit of a challenge for IT pros. Regardless of whether we’re talking about remote workers, retail store chains, bank branches, or construction sites, all are a ripe target for cybercriminals. In fact, 20 percent of IT and cybersecurity professionals say they faced a security breach as a result of a remote worker.Worse yet, data breaches are expensive. How expensive? According to IBM data breaches cost an average of $3.86 million per incident while ransomware attacks have cost an average of $4.44 million per incident. Those are big numbers. That's why it makes more sense than ever to lock down your ROBO sites so you can avoid those consequences.
ROBO Business Continuity Challenges
Typical enterprise backup and disaster recovery solutions aren’t built for ROBO environments. They can be costly, complicated, and hard to manage at remote locations. While consistent local backups can help prevent data losses, lost data and downtime are still major threats if those backups aren’t available, say due to a fire or flood. What’s needed is a backup and disaster recovery solution that ensures business continuity for ROBO sites.
Here are some steps you can take to get there.
Move Backup and Disaster Recovery to the Cloud
As in the case of a fire or flood, your backups won’t be of much use if you can’t actually get to them. By centralizing all management functions for backup and disaster recovery onto a cloud-based platform you can be sure your data is accessible from anywhere. That makes it possible to get ROBO sites back up and running after a disaster no matter where you are.
Stream Backups Directly to the Cloud
While you may want to store data onsite at ROBO locations to reduce latency and costs and increase efficiency, the cloud is the place where your backups are safest. By choosing a backup and disaster recovery solution that automatically backs up your data to the cloud you can still get the benefits of onsite storage with an added backstop if disaster strikes.
StorageCraft offers the perfect solution for ROBO sites, StorageCraft OneXafe Solo. OneXafe Solo is a simple, affordable, plug-and-play appliance that gives you anytime, anywhere protection, continuously streaming your backed up data to the cloud. Because OneXafe Solo gives you set-and-forget capabilities you don’t have to worry about your backups being handled. Plus, efficient management of the data protection lifecycle means you don't need dedicated IT staff. All you have to do is connect OneXafe Solo to the internet and you can start protecting immediately.
DRaaS Makes the Difference
Regardless of how frequent and consistent your backup regimen may be, downtime can still strike due to hardware failures, natural disasters, and more. With the high cost of downtime, a total business continuity solution is the answer. Because OneXafe Solo integrates with StorageCraft Cloud Services, which provides you with disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) protection that offers 99.999 percent uptime, it makes downtime a problem of the past.
With OneXafe Solo you can quickly boot up backup images as virtual machines (VMs), recover files and folders in seconds, and your entire system in minutes. And, because OneXafe Solo’s data protection is both host-based and agent-based, you can count on complete physical and virtual system recovery.
If you’re ready to learn more about how you can ensure total business continuity for your ROBO sites, talk to a StorageCraft engineer today. Then you can rest assured that every location you are responsible for is protected and recoverable.
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