Endpoint Backup Solution Must Haves
A large growing section of the backup and recovery industry is the protection and prevention of data loss on endpoints. An endpoint backup solution could be the right requirement to implement the right backup strategy for such niche devices.
Failure to backup endpoints can result in the loss of intellectual property, client data, and business sensitive communications. Along with these, certain industries and business also attract external factors like the HIPPA laws for medical/health care or the privacy act that governs Australia.
Consequently, breaches of such laws include large fines for the business. Finding the correct endpoint backup solution can help combat this.
Below outlines some areas to think about when selecting an endpoint backup solution.
Endpoint Backup Solution Footprint
Since endpoint devices are portable and (in comparison) don’t have the same amount of memory or CPU power as a desktop or server – it’s important that the endpoint backup solution has as little impact on the device as possible.
Making sure the device doesn’t encounter performance problems while data is a big tick against any potential solution.
Make sure that the endpoint backup solution is easily scalable so it’s flexible for changes within the business.
The infrastructure on the back end will need to be able to maintain constant syncing of data with additional bandwidth that allows for future growth.
Endpoint Backup Solution Deployment
Making sure it’s easily deployed and adheres to your endpoint backup strategy; will make it easier for roll out purposes.
It’s best to select a solution that fits your requirements; instead of having to change and fit data into the deployment the vendor is selling.
Saving a lot of time with installation and configuration tasks.
Continuous Data Protection
Continuous data protection (CDP) is also called continuous backup or real-time backup.
The advantage of this is that any file which changes will be automatically sync back to the backup storage area. All without disrupting or having the end user have to perform any manual tasks.
Ease of Administration
IT has enough on its plate. Look for a system with minimal, consistent administration across all platforms. One administrator should be able to manage thousands of users in a single management console. Roles and permissions should be easy to assign and change.
End to End Data Encryption
Data security is one of the biggest factors in today’s world. As a consequence; the most likely scenario that the endpoint backup will occur in are across an open network.
End to end encryption (E2EE) helps meet the requirements as data is never decrypted during any step of the transfer or storage processes.
This is important as it means that regardless of when or where a sync of files occurs – the data is unable to be read at any point within the backup process.
An important feature for any endpoint backup solution that is on the short list.
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