Whether you experience a ransomware attack, lost or stolen device, or the accidental deletion of a file, a recovery solution is essential. Employee devices, and the network at large, carry critical business information that is often left out of company backup policies.
In these scenarios, an inadequate endpoint (PC’s and laptops) backup option can result in lost data, lost time, and, more importantly, can impact employee productivity. An endpoint backup solution adds a layer of protection to prevent disruption to your business.
As the number of employees and organizations who work from home increased, so did the importance of an endpoint backup solution. The 2022 report “IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Small and Medium-Sized Business 2022”, predicts that by 2023, 50% of SMBs will reorganize their company structure to remote and virtual employees. Removing employees from the physical corporate architecture leaves them open and vulnerable to attacks, mistakes, and errors on their devices.
Endpoint Risks: Why have an Endpoint Backup Solution?
The frequency of attacks against endpoints had increased over the past years. 51% of IT professionals said they considered endpoint attacks to be successful because their endpoint security solutions don’t accurately detect threats. The goal of Disaster Recovery Plans (DRPs) and backup strategies are to protect companies from the effects of disasters and attacks. These mainly focus on servers and storage, but what about endpoints? Endpoints themselves can pose a significant risk to company data.
Here are four reasons why having an endpoint backup solution is crucial for any business:
1. Protection against ransomware and other malware attacks 2. Easy data recovery in the event of a system crash or corruption 3. Reduced downtime in the event of a disaster 4. Peace of mind knowing that your data is always safe and sound
While accidental damage and theft still make up a large percentage of why users need their endpoints backed up, the limited protection offered by home networks has significantly increased the risks facing user data and company IP.
Effective Endpoint Security
Historically, endpoint protection meant using signature-based antivirus at each endpoint. However, today’s threat actors have developed malware that bypasses these traditional AV solutions, driving the need for more effective endpoint security solutions.
Additionally, to protect a company’s endpoints, other security precautions should be put into place, such as:
• Provisions for application whitelisting • Multi-factor authentication • Network access control • Updated and patched software • Advanced anti-malware software
Even with all of these protective measures in place, endpoint security is not complete without an endpoint backup solution. A key metric to any endpoint security plan is time to recovery. Having an effective and easy to use backup and recovery solution will ensure business operations are maintained with minimal disruption.
The Importance of Endpoint Data Protection
When other endpoint security measures fail—a device or data is lost, damaged, or attacked with ransomware—an updated backup of the endpoint becomes essential.
With it, the endpoint can be restored to its pre-disaster state quickly and easily.
Without it, important data is lost forever.
In industries such as healthcare, not properly securing and backing up endpoints can create a hole in regulatory compliances. In the event of a breach, this can lead to fines and damage to reputation.
Cloud Continuity for PCs is an endpoint backup to assist you in your data protection strategy. Datto Cloud Continuity for PCs backups data to global data centers to ensure your cyber resiliency by protecting end users, your remote workforce, and endpoint devices.
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