Using SaaS Backup and Recovery to Protect Your Data With a Virtual Air Gap – Security Boulevard

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Organizations find themselves in a quandary these days when it comes to whether they should deploy an air-gap strategy—a strategy in which secondary backup data is saved in an offsite and offline location, physically separating it from primary production data—to better protect their secondary data.On the one hand, the growing threat posed by cyberattacks makes it crucial for organizations to have an air-gapped copy of their data that they can use to recover any primary data that has been encrypted or deleted by a cyberattack. On the other hand, offsite tape storage, the traditional technology used for creating an air-gapped backup, is expensive, has slow recovery times and scales poorly, making it difficult for organizations to implement an air-gap strategy in today’s digital economy. Rather than using off-site tape storage, some large organizations maintain or pay for hosted data centers to air-gap their backups. But while this approach provides faster recovery times than tape, it is much more expensive in terms of both direct expenses and administration costs.Fortunately, new software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based backup and recovery solutions offer a way for organizations to create a “virtual” air gap between their primary and secondary data, without the …

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