Regardless of the type of information ‚ whether it’s financial records or family photos ‚ data loss can create complete havoc. For this reason, you need a simple and easy to use backup solution.You also need software that protects your data from hackers, viruses and worms.
Maintaining the integrity of your data is a never-ending struggle. Just when you think you have an airtight system in place, something new comes on to the scene. Data is the lifeblood of any business, and is just as important to individuals in their personal capacities.
The threats to data integrity abound. A single computer or an entire network can be damaged in a number of ways with different degrees of data loss. In addition to malware, spyware, Trojans, and other devices used by hackers, a system crash or the corruption of data lead to the same result: valuable information going missing. ‚This can easily be avoided by making use of the right software,‚ says Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of specialised local distributor Phoenix Software. ‚Backup software is just as important as security software, and together they can ensure that information on a computer or a network never disappears.‚
He points out that cybercrime is increasing exponentially, and that every computer user is at risk. ‚If you are visible on the web, then you are potentially scammable,‚ he explains. ‚Whether you are a multinational corporation with hundreds of employees, or a single private computer user, you are at risk. Trojans can infiltrate any unprotected system, as well as many protected systems and harvest data, record keystrokes, record live chat dialogue and re-send data back to the ‚mother-ship’. This information can then be used fraudulently without you even being aware that your system was breached.‚ Internet Security and/or Anti-Virus applications are therefore crucial. Any Internet user who doesn’t employ this type of protection is wide open to all of these threats and more.
‚Security software like Kaspersky or AVG Internet Security provides insurance against the many threats out there. All of a company or an individual’s most important digital assets are protected by effective security software: passwords, online accounts, and valuable data,‚ he says. ‚To compute without protection leaves users open to fraudulent scamming, and not having security on your computer is completely irresponsible as the increase of Malware such as Trojans has made data protection critical.‚
But, Campbell-Young adds, threats to data are not limited to attacks from external sources. ‚If you’re like most computer users, you must have experienced data loss caused by hardware failure or software failure, or even accidental deletion of a file. And you must know the feeling of apathy that accompanies it – apathy caused by the necessity to redo work, rewrite reports, find old photos etc.‚
Backing up computer data is therefore essential. With words like business continuity and disaster recovery being bandied about on a regular basis, companies are aware of the importance of avoiding business disruption. However, individual computer users rarely back up their data because backup and disaster recovery are viewed as expensive and time consuming ‚ and many businesses avoid implementing these solutions for the same reasons.
‚Because technology continues to advance at an alarming rate, the need for backing up your data is rising every day. For individuals and businesses who store their most necessary and cherished information on their machines and servers, backing up is not only a good plan: it is necessary. Fortunately, performing a backup doesn’t have to be tricky, as long as you’re using the best software. ShadowProtect is the best software in its class, and is all you need to perform a high-quality enterprise backup,‚ explains Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of Phoenix Software.
ShadowProtect from StorageCraft provides a set of products that provide innovative backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. ‚ShadowProtect has been helping people the globe over to backup data for many years, and most experts concur that there is no software out there that can outdo ShadowProtect in both functionality and simplicity. What makes ShadowProtect special compared to other backup software is that it can execute a backup in a way that is very efficient, to the extent where it requires nearly no work on the part of the user. These features and benefits, together with its great reputation, make ShadowProtect a perfect addition to a complete data security solution,‚ Campbell-Young concludes.