3 IT Disaster Recovery Tools

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Have you put together an IT disaster recovery plan for your business? If not, check out our blog for tips on how to get started. Once your plan is in place, you may be looking for recommendations on ways to keep your data secure and safe. Here are three of the top tools Now IT Connects recommends to clients to prevent and mitigate damage from IT disasters.

1. Barracuda Intronis MSP

Now IT Connects is a managed service provider. We support our clients by managing their devices in-office and in the field, monitoring their hardware, software, and applications, and prioritizing alerts or updates. It’s a big job, and Barracuda’s Intronis MSP product helps us do it.

Intronis MSP allows us to keep your network and email secure and back up your data. It gives us secure access to your systems remotely so we can monitor and update your systems in real time without stopping by your office and interrupting your day. It offers three data backup solutions to help you restore systems and protect data. Barracuda Backup helps get large, multisite networks up and running. Intronis Backup is a software backup solution that helps you recover files, emails, applications, and your servers. Barracuda also offers on-premises and cloud backup through Office 365.

2. Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a disaster recovery system that backs up your servers and data to Microsoft’s robust and secure cloud. If you’re considering managing your own, physical, off-site backup, check out Microsoft Azure before you pull the trigger. Azure can restore in two to three hours what would take days to restore physically.

We like Microsoft Azure because it’s highly scalable and very secure. Plus, we can use it to test our clients’ backup recovery plans without shutting down their systems. Whether you’re a startup business or established company in growth mode, Microsoft Azure is a great disaster recovery and backup solution for you.

3. WatchGuard Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The best way to prevent data loss in the event of a disaster is to prevent the loss in the first place. WatchGuard is one of our favorite firewall vendors. But they offer robust data loss prevention solutions, too. Data lost to intentional or accidental leaks can swiftly turn into a PR or reputation disaster. Just ask Equifax.

WatchGuard’s DLP product has built-in rules to help you stay compliant with HIPAA, PCI DSS, and other industry regulations. It will scour attachments in emails before sending to find sensitive data before it leaves your servers. If it finds any, it will prevent the data from being leaked.

If you’d like help identifying the right solutions for your disaster recovery and backup plan, Now IT Connects is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about the tools we use and how they could protect your business.