What would happen if your business were taken over by hackers? Could you stay in business if you lost crucial data such as banking details, transaction histories or personal and sensitive customer information? If you were able to stay in business, how could you gain back the trust of your clients?
In many cases, a massive data breach could spell the end of the business you’ve spent years building up. Even more concerning, cyberattacks are growing in frequency, with 1.34 billion records leaked in November 2019 compared to 251 million in November 2018. Not having strong data protection in place would be reckless to say the least.
Luckily, even though cyber crime is increasing, our data center’s safety measures are developed specifically to combat the most sophisticated threats. We have put our years of experience to work and built the most secure public data center in Idaho. Our clients put their trust in our backup and recovery services, and here’s why:
You might wonder what the point of having a separate data center is when you can keep the records and information for your Idaho-based business onsite. While it may seem that housing your own data is the best way to keep an eye on it, it may actually put your valuable information at greater risk.
There are several reasons why keeping your data onsite can be dangerous:
- Your infrastructure may not be continuously monitored and maintained. This means your systems could have weaknesses that are easily exploitable by threat actors seeking to steal your data. Busy businesses often don’t have the time to ensure their infrastructure is constantly protected against the latest threats without some outside help.
- Equipment organization and inventory management are more easily neglected. It may not seem critical to take frequent stock of your digital assets or untangle the mess of cords near your servers, but keeping equipment clean and organized is one key to ensuring your data stays protected.
- Disgruntled employees or criminals can more easily access your data. When your data is housed onsite, disgruntled employees who know how to access your servers can wreak havoc on your data. Similarly, criminals looking to physically steal from you are more likely to target your business’s location if they know your valuable data is stored there.
By storing your data at an offsite location such as the Nuvek data center, you can avoid these potential dangers. We have a five-layer physical security system with gates, security cameras, door locks, biometric access, and cabinet locks that protect your data round the clock. We also employ virtual security tactics such as hardware and software version management to ensure you always have the most up-to-date security guarding your data. Last but not least, we keep our server rooms clean, organized, and temperature-controlled as an added measure of safety.
Multi-Homed Internet Connection
A multi-homed Internet connection means having more than one connection to the Internet, thus inherently improving data security and ensuring maximum uptime. Even if one connection fails, the others will still be there to keep you online and keep your data protected. Conversely, a data center with only a single-homed Internet connection runs a huge risk of losing your data if there is an outage, whether caused by a natural disaster or cyber attack.
Remember, hackers are waiting to take advantage of any weaknesses within your network, and when connections are down you may be vulnerable to unauthorized entry and data theft. Infrastructure that ensures 100% uptime means you have a much more secure setup in place that deters hackers.
In order to keep your data as secure as possible, it’s critical that all software is kept up to date at all times. This is why Nuvek’s round-the-clock patching service is so important to our clients.
We are continuously monitoring our servers, installing patches the moment a weakness arises that could lead to a breach or downtime. That means that even if the software has a vulnerability that developers don’t yet have a fix for, patches can prevent that vulnerability from being exploited by threat actors.
Fully Redundant Data Backups
Even if the worst were to happen and your data were breached or stolen, a Nuvek relationship means there will always be a safe, accessible copy of all your data. This means you can avoid the exorbitant costs that accompany data recovery, including ransomware costs paid to cybercriminals, which in 2019 amounted to a massive $170 billion. There will be no need to shut down your business should a disaster occur, and no need to give in to the cybercriminals who caused the problem in the first place.
The Bottom Line
Knowing that your Idaho business data is secure means one less thing for you to worry about. As a business owner, there is so much to consider, so much to think about, so much to do, that allowing an expert third party to manage your data storage can save you from facing the catastrophic consequences of data loss. Choosing Nuvek to assist with your Idaho data center requirements means you can rest assured that your data is safe and protected using the most up-to-date backup and recovery solutions available. To learn more about our data center and backup services, contact us today.