CAP-IT Monitored Backup
Your data is not truly backed-up until you verify that it is working and that there is something on the backup.
Many companies have a false sense of comfort that their information is backed up. For instance, the other day I called on a Dentist and we started discussing his backup. He said that he backs up his information every night to an external hard drive and takes it home. Brings in another one from home and repeats each day. After examination, nothing was on the backup and he had not backed up for 3 months. What if he had a server crash, he would not be able to recover.
“60% of businesses will fail within 6 months of a disaster after losing all their data”
CAP-IT Monitored Backup is designed to do two things:
- Make sure your data is backed up
- Save you time
We verify that your information is backed up daily to our secure, off-site facility using the most advanced data encryption available. Your
information is safe and only you can see your information.
Although the loss of your data could mean the end of your business, you do not have to worry about that.
We give you ‘peace of mind’ that your data is safe and secure. As you have heard there is a
rather nasty “ramsomware” program going around. What this does is it disguises itself as a link in an e-mail from someone you trust such as the US Postal Service, you click on it and a screen pops up telling you that all your data is encrypted and you need to pay $300, $3,000 or some other number to get your unlock key. We never recommend paying – that just makes things worse. If you have a good backup, it is not affected and you are good to reboot, re-install the operating system and you are back in business without a hiccup. Without the backup, you are another statistic.
Every backup option has its flaws and will fail at some time. Many people choose the cheap route only to find that it failed and they did not know it until they needed to restore, and they did not have current information.
All of the options below are “Monitored” which means if the backup stops working, we fix it at no charge. We are checking daily to make sure there are no problems.
Our Backup system is PCI and HIPAA compliant.
Our new Programs:
Option A (Good)
Backup specific files and folders up to 20 GB backed up daily per computer
Pros – Inexpensive, does get your files backed up off site daily and monitored
Cons – If the correct files and folders are not selected, you could lose information. It is up to the customer to let us know of any changes
Option B (Better)
All data files are backed up daily – unlimited amount of data – does not include programs or system files
Pros – You do not need to be concerned with the files that are being backed up, all of them are backed up every day
Cons – We are not backing up your system files
Option C (Best)
All data files and all system files are backed up daily – unlimited data, to the cloud
Pros – We are backing up your entire computer to the cloud so if you had a major catastrophe, we can restore your computer to where it was before the catastrophe.
Cons – Very few, we are only backing up once per day, there is not a local copy of your data – it takes a while to download the backups
Option D (Optimal)
All files and all system files are backed up daily – unlimited data to the cloud and locally
Pros – We are backing up your entire computer to the cloud and locally to your external hard drive so if you had a major catastrophe, we can restore your computer to where it was before the catastrophe. (you provide the external hard drive)
Cons – Very few, we are only backing up once per day
If you want to back up your computers more than once per day, we can do that as well.