Disaster recovery suite
Somerset based af-it Ltd started Business in 2000 and has built up a comprehensive client list in the South West of England. af-it Ltd offers a full range of information technology services for businesses including automated encrypted daily backups of data to a safe-off site server. All backups are GDPR compliant.
Cirrus Augmented Disaster Recovery suite is an add-on to the existing Somerset based IT Company. The Cirrus recovery suite is an added bonus to businesses in absolute crisis.
Within one hour of first advising af-it Ltd there is a problem, all the required systems will be available on the suites computers. Email delivery will be transferred and phones diverted to be ringing for staff on their arrival.
What is a Malicious Virus / Ransomware?
An attack places malicious coding on to a computer, as a method of denying companies access to their data files. The instigators of the attack make contact and offer to release the computer files for a fee, hence ‘Ransom’. An attack tends to leave a company unable to access its data and therefore struggling to function, let alone operate anything like ‘business as normal’.
Prevention v Disaster Recovery
There are signs of a shift in the business community, from pure prevention of an attack to actively planning a disaster recovery strategy, for WHEN, not IF, a disaster hits. Don’t forget a business disaster can be caused in many ways – for example in the case of a flood via a blocked drain or fire (and this doesn’t need to be your site, it may be your neighbours). Not just a malicious virus requires data to be retrieved quickly from an accurate and up to date back-up. Companies are planning for WHEN a disaster occurs, rather than IF. Companies are facing the potential of a disaster and the problems this could cause head on and preparing for this as part of their business planning.