Backups, Security & Resilience
Safe, strong and everlong
Protecting your data, securing your systems and ensuring they remain operational in the face of adversity or disaster are our main concerns. We integrate 'security thinking' into everything we do. We take a broad view of the threats facing your IT and data, pragmatically addressing the technical and non-technical issues that impact on the well-being of your systems.
Equally as important as any technical considerations we recognise and can help you manage the most important human factors in ensuring your organisation's security; appropriate and clear IT policies, practical user training and manintaining a vigilant awareness of current issues and threats. We will alert you to any potential problems from trending security issues to changes in legislation - including the Data Protection Act - that may affect you.
We understand how to configure systems to protect you properly, and we never use scare tactics to sell unnecessary products or services.
Backup expertise for peace of mind
Data backups are vital in ensuring that, should the worst happen, your business can make a full recovery with the minimum of downtime. We can make your critical systems resilient to failure, and implement either onsite or offsite backup and disaster recovery systems.
We can set up a wide array of backup regimes including cloud, tape, site-to-site or private cloud ensuring that backups are stored offsite wherever possible for extra reassurance and disaster recovery. We rigourously monitor backup activity to ensure that when you need them most, they're available.... and that they work.
Security, security, security
We factor security into everything we do. We discuss what level of security is appropriate for your organisation, as one size doesn't always fit every company, and work with you to ensure your data and systems are as secure as they should be.
We utilise industry standard security software tools, techniques and firewall systems to safeguard your business and to keep your data protected from cyber threats, both internal and external to your organisation, updating them regularly to ensure you are always protected.
We can carry out initial and periodic audits and penetration tests to make sure your ship is watertight, and action any findings highlighted. This can include business process/policy related holes in your security and we will make sensible and practical recommendations taking into account our understanding of your business.
Brilliant resilience to keep you moving
If you are especially sensitive to downtime we can configure systems to mirror essential data and services to redundant internal standby systems or to another live location for emergency access should your main office systems fail or become inaccessible for any reason.
In order to ensure the maximum protection and uptime for your IT we can install Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems to protect key equipment (servers, key-worker workstations and networking equipment) from power surges outages, and review your physical infrastructure - including your comms room environment if you have one - for security, fitness for purpose and reliability.
We take a practical no-nonsense approach, demystifying myths and identifying and addressing real issues. Whether for good practice or for specific compliance reasons, being able to rely on your IT support partner is essential for:
Offsite backup and disaster recovery systems
Business continuity consulting
Resilient Systems setup and management
Patch management and updating of servers
Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus and Anti Spyware software
Firewall configuration and consulting