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Disaster recovery services to the rescue

Murphy’s Law soberly reminds us that if anything can go wrong, it will. Knowing this, what’s the worst thing that can happen to your business?
26 February 2020 Michael Holtzhausen

The economy could slide into depression and your business could go bankrupt – or some unpredictable innovation could disrupt the market and make you obsolete. (Knock on wood.) These are valid concerns, but there’s a threat that’s far worse because so many businesses are not prepared for it – and that’s data loss.

An astonishing 60% of small businesses that lose their data close down within six months and, in 2019, one in five SMEs fell victim to a ransomware attack. You might think that your business is too small to attract the interest of cybercriminals but, paradoxically, it’s precisely this kind of thinking that makes you an easy target. No business is too big or too small to fall victim to ransomware, and your only saviour is a best-of-breed disaster recovery solution.

Stick ’em up

Ransomware is a subset of malware (viruses made to cause systems to malfunction). In the case of ransomware, it can encrypt all your data or cripple your system until you’ve paid a ransom. Ransomware attacks vary in severity and there are always new strains being created. Anti-malware software provider, Malwarebytes, reports that ransomware detections increased by 365% between 2018 and 2019 in business environments.

What makes ransomware such a profitable racket is the heavy cost of downtime. Most businesses would rather pay the ransom than risk reputational and financial loss. But not all businesses that pay up are in the clear. There have been cases of ransomware left behind on systems after the ransom has been paid so that the cybercriminals can extort a business again in future.

Whether you negotiate with the cyberterrorists or call their bluff, you will pay.

The only way out is a disaster recovery plan that allows you to restore critical data and avoid downtime in the event of a ransomware intrusion. And we’ve got just the solution for you.

STS disaster recovery saves the day

Whether your data loss is due to a cyberattack like ransomware, a natural disaster or human error, our disaster recovery services guarantee you business continuity. We ensure that all your most important data is backed up securely and that business never stops even when faced with the villainy of cybercrime.

Here’s how our disaster recovery solution is the hero that your business needs:

  • An always-on solution for always-on businesses: It is essential for businesses to be available around the clock in the digital age. And an intelligent back-up solution gives you the foundation to achieve that.
  • Data protection tailored to your needs: Our solution is available on-premises, in the cloud or as a service, allowing you the flexibility to align with your business objectives.
  • Designed to grow with you: We provide data protection that’s scalable and sustainable so that you can have peace of mind even as your business grows and your network environment expands.
  • Complete compliance: Having a fail-safe disaster recovery plan will soon be mandated into regulation for all businesses. And by choosing our solution, you will consistently meet compliance requirements.

Ransomware can strike any business at any time – and you’re a sitting duck without a data protection strategy in place. Add our disaster recovery solution to your enquiry basket today and let STS fly in and save the day.

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