Effectively protecting your data and your IT environment seems to get more complex by the day. Gone are the days when simple backups sufficed; these backups are slow and labor intensive by today’s standards. Instead,
companies rely on more dynamic solutions, like Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). But what happens when even a basic DRaaS solution falls short?
While malware, breaches, phishing and other cyberattacks have been on the rise for years, the dramatic explosion in ransomware attacks is shaking the IT security landscape. According to the United States Justice Department, ransomware attacks have increased by 300 percent between 2015 and 2016 – skyrocketing from 1,000 attacks per day to 4,000. This statistic is particularly alarming given ransomware’s ability to quietly encrypt data, undetected – potentially for days. The striking uptick has highlighted the vulnerability of companies with recovery windows restricted to hours. This failback period may not be enough to restore files and minimize data loss associated with a well-concealed ransomware attack.
This result presents a disturbing scenario and liability for any business, and begs the question, how can a business ensure the rapid and accurate recovery of its files without extensive data loss? A DRaaS solution that replicates days’ worth of data, rather than hours, is a powerful first step.
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