Don’t let a cyber attack affect business productivity

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Ransomware attacks aren’t going anywhere and cyber criminals are only getting smarter. With the cost of downtime from such attack being reported “nearly 50 times greater than the ransom requested” a robust disaster recovery solution is crucial.

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a form of malware that once on your device will threaten to leak your personal data or block you from accessing said data until you pay a ransom (fee).

What does downtime mean?

So, if your business gets hit by a cyber attack such as ransomware it usually causes a halt to your entire business. That’s because you will want to find the cause of the attack, what has been affected (largely data held within the company) as well as preventing further spread. All of this is downtime. Time spent unable to carry out your business.

But doesn’t my antivirus protect me?

To some extent yes. While our security solutions will give you the best protection against threats such as ransomware and other malware attacks nothing can be 100%. Threats are becoming more intelligent and evolving every day so it is impossible to keep up. There is also an element of human error (i.e. employees clicking on dangerous links in emails) – which you can help minimise with the right cyber training! Put simply, your IT security is just one element, to really protect your business you need to be able to bounce back after an attack.

So, how can I reduce downtime after an attack?

WestSpring Total Recovery is a comprehensive backup, recovery, and business continuity solution that gets your business up and running instantly in the event you can’t access your data or systems. Our industry-leading solution powered by Datto is designed for any eventuality, fire, flooding, theft and Ransomware virus attacks. Our solution can be tailored to businesses of every shape and size and our technically-advanced product ensures your data can be restored effectively allowing you to continue working after a disaster or security breach.

The WestSpring difference

Every solution we deliver is wrapped up in our first class client experience. We truly care about the success of your business and want to give you the tools to work securely and productively, always.

If you’d like to find out more about WestSpring Total Recovery please get in touch.

https://www.datto.com/uk/blog/the-aftermath-of-a-ransomware-attack-downtime-hurts-bcdr-helps

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