News about crippling ransomware attacks has become an almost daily occurrence, particularly when they affect the operations of public institutions such as school districts and municipal offices of large metropolitan areas. According to information security firm Recorded Future, there have been 169 major ransomware attacks perpetrated against state and municipal government agencies since 2013, and some of them had to be resolved by means of heeding the ransom demand and making a cryptocurrency payment.
Here are the reasons a SonicSafe BDR server is your best solution for a Victorville complete backup plan:
Bare Metal Backups and Images
In the past, data backup solutions mostly focused on selecting folders and directories where critical files are commonly stored; however, not all staff members followed this file organization structure, thus leaving out important documents from the data backup procedure. With the SonicSafe BDR, bare-metal backups can replicate every file on workstations and servers, thus eliminating the issue of files being left out. A bare-metal backup effectively creates an image of a computer, one that can be remotely booted in case of hardware theft or loss.
Backup and Restore Integrity
A Texas school district targeted by a ransomware attack earlier this year found out that their backup system was flawed in the worst way possible, when IT technicians were unable to restore data. SonicSafe BDR servers are frequently tested for data integrity as well as the efficiency of the restore procedure.
Redundant Cloud Backups
The ransomware attack on the City of Baltimore caused a loss of more than $18 million, and some information was irretrievably lost because IT technicians backed up some data in local hard drives that were maliciously encrypted. A complete backup plan for Victorville companies would require mirrored backups store in offsite data centers.