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As remote work continues, data backup becomes more challenging

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As numerous businesses have continued with the “working from home” lifestyle they established last year, workers all over the world have started settling into their new life. Remote work has begun to feel normal. But for IT leadership, there are numerous challenges that still remain – and one of them concerns security fortification.

In the old days, security was about protecting your company’s facilities. That’s where your physical infrastructure was located, and everything else followed from there. But now, your people are scattered every which way – and so is your IT. How do you secure everything?

According to Security Systems News, this will be a key challenge for companies to address in 2021 and beyond. Peter Firstbrook, research vice president at Gartner, said that companies have continued to face “persistent global challenges” stemming from the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, and these challenges will need to be addressed. In this new remote-first environment, companies often find themselves needing to completely reboot their security tools and policies.

But here’s the thing: More isn’t always better. Amid all their newfound security challenges, some companies are racing to adopt as many new security solutions as possible, as quickly as possible, as they try to defend their users from a wide range of far-off endpoints. But this can quickly get out of hand. Gartner found that 78% of CISOs are currently using 16 or more tools in their cybersecurity portfolio; 12% have 46 or more. When you’re juggling this many solutions at once, it’s almost impossible to manage them all effectively.

“CISOs are keen to consolidate the number of security products and vendors they must deal with,” Firstbrook said. “Having fewer security solutions can make it easier to properly configure them and respond to alerts, improving your security risk posture.”

So what should your business do? How can you secure all your users and your devices, without investing in literally dozens of new software tools at once?

At Zones, we have an answer for this. We offer a Backup as a Service solution that’s designed to make data backup easier than ever. Zones Backup as a Service (BaaS) is a comprehensive data backup solution that helps Zones clients to protect their Microsoft 365 data quickly and easily. You’ll no longer have to worry about losing access or control over your Microsoft 365 data. Whether your files live in Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, or anywhere else, they’ll always be accessible, as you’ll have backup versions at the ready whenever necessary.

This offers a number of benefits. First and foremost, it’s the most efficient possible way to manage backup, as you can multiple sites and tenants seamlessly. You won’t have to worry about juggling a bunch of different tools. On top of that, you’ll be able to scale easily, minimizing overhead by investing in a multi-repository and multi-tenant architecture. Plus, it’ll be easier than ever, meet security and compliance requirements, as retention policies are easy to configure to fit regulations in your industry.

At Zones, this is what we do best. We’ve always made Security Fortification a core focus of our business, and that’s especially true now, as securing your people has become more challenging than ever. The future of data backup is now, and Zones has all the IT expertise you need to tackle that future head-on. To learn more about Zones BaaS, or anything else related to security, all you need to do is keep exploring our website. We’ve got plenty of resources for you.

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