The only way to truly safeguard against malware and cyber attacks is with encrypted backup software, such as MSP Backup & Recovery from SolarWinds MSP (formerly LOGICnow). The most obvious precaution is performing backups long before a network might be under threat — so regular, structured backups are essential.
Backups without encryption should be avoided at all costs. That’s an open path for ransomware to move from a “live” active network to backup stores. When ransomware and other viruses gain access to unencrypted backups, the options for data recovery become severely limited.
Protecting Against Data Storage Threats
Committing to regular secure backups is the best strategy for preventing ransomware and other viruses from impacting valuable stored data. Dedicated backup software copies entire hard drives then stores them externally. The only downside: the process, especially initially, can be time consuming.
The good news: after the initial backup, only changes to the existing data store are saved, so backup cycles tend to shrink and the cost of storage becomes much easier to manage. The most sophisticated backup systems, such as SolarWinds MSP’s hybrid cloud recovery and backups, feature a variety of restore options. Bare metal recovery even allows the complete contents of a system to be installed on a different secure system. This is especially useful in a distributed computing environment when server drives fail.
Defeat Ransomware Attacks with MSP Backup & Recovery
If you want to really protect your client’s data, then you should consider the encrypted backup features of MSP Backup & Recovery. It features private key encryption and client-side (only) data access. It also offers military-grade encryption for both data in transit and at rest.
MSP Backup & Recovery stores your clients' data in SSAE compliant and ISO certified data centers throughout the world and is managed via a single unified dashboard, enabling you and anyone in your team to coordinate backup and recovery services from anywhere in the world.
Some additional benefits and features of MSP Backup & Recovery include:
Compatible with a wide range of operating systems and applications
Provides complete flexibility to backup just one file, an entire application or a complete server
Automatically tracks changes in files between backups
Executes backups fast and efficiently to minimize impact to your customer’s operations
Adds backup storage that continues to backup data, even during an internet outage
Lets you choose between SolarWinds MSP’s servers or your own servers, using only the MSP Backup & Recovery software
Backup & Recovery Focused on Security
Providing security should be a top-level priority for your clients; it certainly is for us. The backup software from SolarWinds MSP features end-to-end encryption — maintaining security throughout the entire process — using AES 128-bit encryption.
Our backup and recovery system also supports:
Private key encryption
Support Your Clients With Encrypted Backup Software From SolarWinds MSP
The first thing that strikes anyone backing up to the cloud (versus traditional solutions like spare on-premise hard drives) is the flexibility. The cloud exploits the existing data infrastructure to reduce TCO and the need to scope out, buy, install and maintain expensive hardware. And it scales infinitely better, growing in size and capability as your clients grow.
MSP Backup & Recovery dovetails with your IT environments’ configurations to find and prioritize files that require backing up before transmitting them to a certified offsite datacenter. It also offers fast and reliable methods to recover and restore data in case of an emergency. Only the very best-in-class backup services can restore data instantly.
Cloud Backup: Notable Features and Benefits
SolarWinds MSP’s Backup & Recovery was designed to be as lean in operation as possible. This translates to the most minimal strain on CPU, memory bandwidth and storage by exploiting the latest in innovative, best-in-class technology.
True Delta Technology
SolarWinds MSP’s Backup & Recovery is powered by True Delta Technology. This technology drastically reduces backup storage requirements as well as upload times. Incremental backups take place only for the block-level data that has changed since the previous backup. This eliminates any requirement to send entire sets of files and documents with every backup.
MSP Backup & Recovery keeps client data safe from hacking because the entire flow, from start to finish, complies with the strictest of industry standards (like HIPAA). Encrypted backups on the client side use 128-bit AES, 256-bit AES, or 448 Blowfish to protect data. The only persons capable of accessing the encryption key for recovering a backup are your clients.
Security benefits include no need for a secure internet connection because the data is secure, end-to-end. Restricting the encryption key to customers serves to prohibit illegal or unauthorized access to critical customer data.
Hybrid Backup (Onsite and Offsite)
MSP Backup & Recovery’s architecture lets you backup data and recover locally or on the cloud, or even both, from a single unified dashboard. Automated deployment makes installation as simple as installing a single backup client that discovers all systems within the network. All restores are automatically executed from the most rapid source for a given set of data.
MSP Backup & Recovery uses a mix of global data centers that are geographically diverse to improve reliability and redundancy — far more than customary on-premise solutions can ever provide (backing up to just one data center). No matter what site you choose to backup, each data center complies with SSAE or ISO standards, enforces 24/7/365 physical security, and offers an uptime guarantee of 99.999%.
Benefits include redundant cloud management, wide coverage SLA, increased compliance, and the following datacenter certifications: ISO 9001-14001-27001-50001, OHSAS 18801, PCI DSS and Chapter 9 compliant SSAE16 SOC1
VMware has enabled technological leaps over customary solutions with its virtual and bare metal disaster recovery capabilities. MSP Backup & Recovery recovers easily to VMware or Hyper-V virtual servers to help organizations get back on their feet as soon as possible.
Benefits include the ability to granularly select backup files and folders, including those that are either open or in use at the time of backup. Delta changes are sent to VMs automatically, so they’re continuously updated. VM data recovery narrows the delta to the cloud to the most minimal set to provide the fastest restore times possible. And the live backup of Windows System States guarantees complete system recovery following a disaster.
Central Monitoring and Management
Only an industry leader offers a true single, unified dashboard that allows for direct management and monitoring. The console is used to set automatic updates via a mouse click. You can also schedule backups per plugin, per hour or every week, and you can restrict some file types from backups. Reports (sent via email) keep you apprised of the overall backup status, use of storage, which data is selected and the success or failure of each job.
MSP Backup & Recovery supports a wide number of plugins, including:
Microsoft SQL plugin
Microsoft SharePoint plugin
Third-party DB backup — Backs up and restores the majority of third-party DBs and apps as flat files
Oracle plugin — Executes live backups with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN)
MySQL plugin — Backs up and restores MySQL databases
Hyper-V plugin — Backs up and restores Hyper-V-based virtual machines
VMware backup — Eases backups and restores of full virtual machines using Change Block Tracking (CBT), even to other ESX hosts
Find out for yourself how MSP Backup & Recovery from SolarWinds MSP can streamline your security offerings and support your clients with a truly comprehensive encrypted backup software solution. Start your free 30-day trial today!
Backing up data with encrypted online storage solutions such as MSP Backup & Recovery from SolarWinds MSP (formerly LOGICnow) ensures that the data can be recovered if it becomes infected, accidentally or intentionally deleted, lost, corrupt or otherwise not available. Encrypting back-up data takes security to another level by ensuring that only authorized individuals can access the backed-up information.
MSPs throughout the world turn to MSP Backup & Recovery from SolarWinds MSP (formerly LOGICnow) as their a cloud-based backup and recovery solutions for Windows and every other OS. Each new feature added to the SolarWinds MSP platform is fully compatible with Windows, MAC and Linux operating systems and was developed from the ground up for MSPs who yearn for a seamless, simple solution.
EMC and SolarWinds MSP (formerly LOGICnow) each offer backup solutions with features that benefit MSPs and businesses IT professionals. Data protection software should offer great benefits as well as value. Most importantly, these services should also be secure. Keep reading to learn more about the services offered by SolarWinds MSP and EMC. The following article will help you select the best solution for your needs.