Unexpected. Unforeseeable. Inexplicable.
We use these kinds of words to describe disasters, emergencies, system failures and more.
When it comes to your data, these words can either make you want to bury your face in your hands or wipe your forehead in relief. Your reaction depends on if you:
a) Backed up your data in the first place, and if so;
b) Stored that backed-up data in the right place.
While storing copies of your data on a local internal or external hard drive may be effective in general, it doesn’t protect your data from all unexpected situations. In case of a natural disaster or system failure, those hard drives could easily be destroyed or wiped.
That’s why online backups are essential.
Top five reasons to back up your data online
Besides offsite storage protection against potential disasters, online backup also provide you with:
● Automated systems: It’s easy to get sidetracked and forget to back up data regularly, which is why online backup automates the process. That way, any new files or folders you add are automatically uploaded, and your information is always up to date.
● Enhanced security: Storing data online lowers the risk of external and internal threats with high-level encryption protocols and advanced security measures generally not provided by personal or business hard drives.
● Lots of redundancy: Being redundant is generally negative, but for your data, it’s a good thing. These online services generate and store multiple copies of your data in various locations for additional safeguarding.
● User-friendly interface: Online backups are known for being easy to use and efficient for everyone involved.
● Cost-effective storage: This service saves you from unexpected additional costs of system updates, extra hardware and software, and maintenance fees.
Secure and user-friendly backup for your data
Finding the silver lining in the case of a disaster or system failure can be difficult, but here at Citrix ShareFile, we believe we can help you with that.
Our secure cloud services support all your file storage, sharing and syncing needs, while affording you flexible access on any network-connected mobile device. We provide you numerous security features, including industry-standard (AES 256-bit) encryption protocol, firewalls and virus scanners, whether your data is in-transit or at rest in our servers.
Learn more about how your business can benefit from backing up its data online with ShareFile today.