Disaster Recovery Planning & Testing

Data That is Secured

Data backup and recovery planning protects your business and minimizes risk.

Reliable Data Backup & Recovery

There are few things more important to your business than the data and networks that keep you operating. Does your business have a plan in place for regular backups as well as disaster scenarios (flood, fire, etc.)?

Disaster Recovery Planning

It’s impossible to completely eliminate downtime and outages. However, a consistently updated disaster recovery plan drastically reduces downtime. A few things to include in this plan are

  • Data backups and recovery (along with backup validity)
  • Restoring Servers
  • Recovering Critical Systems First

    (mainly check for encryption and correct security settings)

  • Scanning and removing unauthorized users in the event of a breach

    (including virtual)

  • App deployment along with updates

    (mainly check for encryption and correct security settings)

  • Restoring secondary services and apps

    (mainly check for encryption and correct security settings)

  • Setting up secure off-site backups, images, etc.

    (mainly check for encryption and correct security settings)

  • Fixing any exploited vulnerabilities (can’t come back online until the problem is fixed)

    (mainly check for encryption and correct security settings)

What happens to data when disaster strikes

In many cases, disasters that occur will be outside the control of your IT administrators (if you have them). Does your business have a plan in place when it does? What about the data the exists outside your business? Such as:

Cloud Services

Virtualization in Remote Data Centers

Mobile Devices

Getting a plan in place to prepare for potential outages is more important than ever. From a cloud provider going down in the event of a DDoS attack or cell towers suddenly shutting down, don’t leave your mobile users without a way to connect to the important data they need.
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Disaster Recovery Plan Testing

Having a disaster recovery plan isn’t enough. The more important question is: does it work?

  • Will your critical systems come back online if all servers aren’t online yet?
  • Do your backups actually work?
  • Is your data recovery timeline reasonable?
  • Is your data recovery point appropriate?
  • When systems come back online, are they secure or do vulnerabilities still exist?
  • All disaster recovery plan scenarios should be thoroughly tested to ensure the plan works. Catching any issues now, allows for revisions prior to a disaster.

Once the plan is tested, be sure to train all employees to ensure they know the procedures. The right tools and guidance are crucial with disaster recovery planning and testing.

Contact our team to find out about available solutions and how we can help.