Ransomware attack prevention seems to be on the mind of plenty of decision makers lately, and for good reason. Recent newsworthy attacks on Colonial Pipeline created panic buying on gasoline, while another hack on JBS disrupted the domestic beef supply. In 2020, the United States suffered 65,000 of these attacks, equating to over 7 ransomware attacks every hour.
Each of these attacks cost an enterprise an average of $170,000. Colonial and JBS ended up paying a combined $15 million in ransom! While the big attacks get the media coverage, small and medium sized businesses are at a higher risk of ransomware attacks, as they often spend less on security than the bigger enterprises.
Ransomware Attack Prevention
How would you feel if one day you found out your primary backups were encrypted? You dig further and find that a ransomware attack has spread to your backup storage, leaving you helpless to recover any backups, and forced to pay a ransom to hackers to get your data back.
Prevention measures are critical to prevent this data security catastrophe. Smart enterprises follow the 3-2-1-0 rule of backing up your operations.
The 3-2-1-0 rule recommends keeping 3 copies of your data, which should be stored on 2 types of media, with 1 copy being available offsite, equaling 0 errors during the backup process.
Getting available backups offsite is difficult because of bandwidth restrictions, high data volumes, and the expense to build such a backup solution. Until now.
HostDime’s Managed Cloud Backup
With HostDime’s Managed Cloud Backup Service powered by Veeam, your business will master the 3-2-1-0 rule by setting up scheduled backups, storing them on multiple types of media, and keeping a backup copy off-site.
This solution is the perfect ransomware attack prevention because:
- data is kept safe and recoverable in the event of an attack.
- immutable backup copies ensure data is secure and unable to be modified or deleted.
- no additional data management is needed to make backup copies secure from ransomware.
Veeam’s cloud backup is built on HostDime’s high availability and fault tolerence infrastructure that provide continuous operation. The system is connected to dual power and multiple UPS, providing you with guaranteed uptime in the event that you need to depend on your backup.
HostDime’s Managed Cloud Backup service is available to our bare metal and cloud server clients for $35 a month. You will receive a Veeam license and 50 GB of backup storage. Add additional 50 GB blocks of storage for $5 per block.
Leverage our data centers to protect yourself and provide ultimate peace of mind. Open a chat now and we will build your backup cloud repository.