IT security: Opt for outsourced data backup

Published on September 15, 2021 by Laure - Updated on 14 mai 2024 à 14H04

Computer backups are designed to secure the data on a company's information system. There are several types of computer backup. Local backup on physical media is currently the School Principal backup method for companies. However, in the event of disaster or theft, this single backup solution is not sufficient. Outsourced backup, located on an external site, is the solution for securing your data in all circumstances.

Avoid data loss with multiple backups

According to a survey by the CPME (Confederation of SMEs) published in 2019, 98% of companies surveyed have at least one backup tool :

  • 68% of companies make a backup on a physical medium (USB key, hard disk, etc.),
  • 49% via a cloud solution
  • 45% on an in-house server

The industrial accident in a Strasbourg data center in 2021 confirms that optimal optimal backup is to keep three copies of your data to avoid data loss, which can be disastrous for your business. This is equivalent to two backups in addition to the School Principal production data.

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The local computer backup on physical media is the solution used by most companies. However, the risk of data loss is high, because in the event of theft, fire or flood, these physical media can be destroyed. What's more, this type of backup requires regular renewal of hardware to ensure that your data is always backed up.

The outsourced computer backup ensures reliable backup and secure storage of company data in highly secure highly secure data centers owned by a service provider specialized in IT hosting. This solution guarantees a rapid rapid business recovery in the event of a disaster or cyber-attack. Thanks to the incrementalsystem, the service provider can restore your data up to several days before the loss occurs.

Computer backup: the 3-2-1 rule

Many service providers recommend that you back up your data according to the 3-2-1 rule:

  • 3 copies of your data (at least 2 backups in addition to your production data)
  • 2 different media (at least 2 different storage media)
  • 1 copy off-site: outsourced backup
Having more than three copies of data provides very little additional security. It is also essential to carry out regular restore tests to verify the integrity of backups.

Backup, the first line of defence against industrial accidents

Ensuring the security of your data at all times

According to the 2019 survey conducted by the CPME, 4 out of 10 companies have already suffered one or more attacks or attempted attacks. Whatever the origin of the data loss (disaster, burglary, cyber attack...), outsourced backup enables you to restore your data quickly and get your business back up and running.
Backup is the only effective protection against ransomware.

Guarantee the availability of your data

By outsourcing your data to a hosting company like NFrance, you benefit from a number of advantages:

  • Round-the-clock monitoring of your data backup to ensure smooth, error-free execution,
  • Configurable retention, enabling you to go back in time and retrieve corrupted or deleted files even days after the incident.
  • Data storage in secure data centers (ISO 27001), ensuring that no one has access to your commercial and industrial secrets.

=> NFrance can help you set up a customized backup policy.

Backup: the first step in your Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) to prevent a disaster

In the event of an incident, a service interruption can have a major impact on a company's business, even fatal for those with e-commerce activities. More and more companies are therefore implementing a disaster recovery plan (DRP) to anticipate incidents and prevent risks, so as to reduce the impact on their business and get back up and running quickly.

=> NFrance can help you set up your DRP.

NFrance backup offer

Our customers who have outsourced their hosting to NFrance also call on our team of experts to outsource the management of their hosting platform. As a result, they benefit from the highest standards of data security and backup.
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With the NFrance Cloud offer, our customers benefit from free standard backup of their data of their data in our ISO 27001-certified School Principal datacenter. Daily backups are kept for one week, enabling you to recover your data in the event of loss or deletion.

To maximize the security of your data, NFrance offers you the following package Backup premium service, which backs up your data on one of our remote sites. This service guarantees the insurance life of your data by offering a backup system that goes beyond the standard "3-2-1" rule. In fact, the Backup premium offer enables you to make 3 copies of your data on 3 different media, 2 of which are located in separate locations outside the company.

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With NFrance, you can free yourself from technical constraints and concentrate on your business in total security!