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Have you backed up your Desktop at work?

Posted on: 15-12-2015

There are a number of great reasons to perform a desktop backup. It gives you the ability to access everything from multiple devices, as well as taking steps to safeguard yourself from total data loss due to unforeseen circumstances (natural disaster, lost device(s), etc.). There’s also another more sinister way that you can be left with a wiped hard drive.

 

Electronic viral infections

Like most things, while there are endless positives concerning the internet, you must learn to take the good with the bad. Sure, we have access to more information than ever before right at our fingertips, but at the same time there are malicious individuals and groups out there that are after sensitive information. Just as bad, there are those who simply want to watch the world burn, and work on viruses that infect your devices, formatting hard drives and resulting in devastating data losses.
There was one such case that recently occurred right here at Typent; while we had warned our customers to stay vigilant numerous times against suspicious email attachments, there was one unknowing customer who did so. As a result, a TeslaCrypto virus was then activated, infecting every file on her local PS as well as all connected smartphones, USB drives and everything on the server. Luckily, we had set up the Druva Insync desktop backup solution, which allowed us to simply restore all of the seemingly ‘lost forever’ data right back on. Not only is Druva Insync wonderfully non-intrusive, it offers multi-dimensional security so you can rest easy knowing your data is safe and sound.

 

Continue to stay wary

This is a great example of precisely why it is vital to have a desktop backup in place at all times – all it takes is a simple accidental click of a mouse button and you may find yourself in the same boat as this customer of ours. While this is a recommendation to back up your desktop, it is also a reminder to remain suspicious of emails from unknown senders, especially those requesting that you open an attached document.

Email us at sales@typent.com to find out how you can protect your data by backing up your desktop right now.