Endpoint backup for businesses
Implementing an endpoint backup strategy is vitally important. With everything becoming more transportable these days; a consequence is it’s easier to move data via a variety of endpoints or mobile devices. Data stored on these endpoints shouldn’t be the only copy unfortunately it’s common that people don’t think to back their devices up.
Question: Ever lost or broken your phone to the point it’s unusable? We’ve all been there posting to Facebook saying ‘phone dead, resend numbers’ or the awkward ‘who dis?’ text to one of your best friends because you don’t know their number.
Most likely searching online for ‘how to get contacts off a dead phone?’ will be the end result.
While it’s inconvenient when it’s a personal device. If it was a work device and the only copy of that $100,000 deal was on that mobile device. Uh oh!
The following tips can help.
Automate the endpoint backup process
Many endpoint backup solutions now offer continuous data protection. When data is modified or at a particular point (such as when the device is turned on) it’ll automatically sync back to HQ.
Responsibility for endpoint backups usually wouldn’t rest with standard users – although making an IT policy that endpoints need to connect to the network at regular intervals is good practice.
Endpoint Backup to the cloud
Backing up to the cloud (regardless of it being private or public) can be cost effective and can scale with the business.
The reason for this is that the basic advantages that endpoint backup to the cloud offers is that it’s able to combat environmental issues (natural disasters, break in and theft, etc.)
Previously we went into further depth around cloud computing here.
Encrypt your endpoint backup
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.
In other words, it’s highly likely the transmission could be intercepted and wide open for anyone to read easily.
Yet storing data on public cloud storage means control over access is not completely within the business control.
As a result, it’s important to encrypt your data in these situations. Additional information about encrypting backups is available here.
Implement a comprehensive endpoint backup strategy
A backup strategy checklist outlines some of the techniques to implement a backup strategy successfully.
Therefore a little bit of planning helps in the event of a backup restore.
The TestMyBackups team can help with your endpoint backup strategy. Additionally, feel free to leave a comment below or contact us directly.