Why Email Backup is Crucial to Business Communication and Continuity

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Email backup is an essential part of any business infrastructure which means securely saving a copy of data in a separate storage.

You may be surprised by this shocking statistic about backups:

60% of backups are Incomplete and 50% of restores fail.

For many people, data backup (which includes email) and disaster recovery are not aspects of business at the forefront of their daily routine. But quite the contrary is true.  Email backup is a critical function every business needs to implement in order to prevent massive data and productivity loss down the road.

Emails serve as a lifeline for business communication, with business critical data that’s much needed for business continuity. Backing up and keeping at least one extra copy of your data on a separate storage device or in the cloud is a way to protect your data even if the original copy is inaccessible, destroyed or damaged.

Because we are heavily reliant on data in today’s world, it’s inconceivable what would happen if your network went down for days (or weeks) and you couldn’t access your client database, financial records, email – or any file the company has ever compiled or produced.

Between viruses, hackers, natural disasters and hardware failure, it’s not a matter of if you will have a problem, but when. With the rising number of threats companies are facing today, you are literally playing Russian roulette with your business if you don’t have a solid disaster recovery plan in place.

#1) This year, 40% of small to medium sized businesses that manage their own network and use the Internet for more than email will have their network accessed by a hacker, and more than 50% won’t even know they were attacked. (Source: Gartner Group)

#2) 20 percent of all small businesses will be hacked within one year. (source: National Cyber Security Alliance)

#3) 20% of small to medium sized businesses will suffer a major disaster causing loss of critical data every 5 years. (Source: Richmond House Group)

#4) 31% of targeted attacks focus on businesses with fewer than 250 employees  (source: Symantec)

#5) 93% of companies that lost their data for 10 days or more filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster, and 50% filed for bankruptcy immediately. (Source: National Archives & Records Administration)

Remote backups, otherwise known as managed backups or offsite backups, allow you to maintain a safe, secure copy of your data in a location other than your office. With VAZATA’s secure managed cloud and storage services you can rely on professionally managed backups to safely secure your data.

Additionally, VAZATA Email Protection, a cloud-based email security solution, will block spam, malware, and, most importantly, phishing attacks on all your business email activity. Using computer vision, AI, and machine learning, VAZATA’s Email Protection adds an important layer of security to every inbox.

There are a few risks that can bring a company down regardless of its size and one of them is data loss. If you suddenly lost every corporate file and priority document, could you recover?  Without a backup strategy, the answer is most likely ‘no’. It’s simply not worth the risk no matter how you look at it.

Contact VAZATA today to learn how easy it is to ensure safe, secure email and all data backup and storage.