Offsite Backups provide one of the best protections to Ransomware there is. Offsite Backups don’t prevent Ransomware from occurring, but an effective Offsite Backup will give your Organization the ability to recover rapidly from Ransomware when it strikes.
An effective Offsite Backup should have the following features:
Geographic separation of locations:
In the event of a physical disaster such as a hurricane, fire or earthquake, an Offsite Backup is most effective with a minimum distance od at least 100KM from the mission-critical data and systems.
Immutable Repositories prevent anyone from changing data for a pre-determined period of time, thus thwarting Threat Actors seeking to encrypt them. Veeam Immutable Repositories are tested and proven by Cohasset Associates meeting the requirements for non-rewritable, non-erasable storage as specified by SEC 17a-4(f), FINRA 4511(c) and CFTC 1.31(c)-(d) – WORM Equivalency
Does NOT use the same Active Directory as the protected Organization:
Once a Threat Actor gains access to a single user account, they are able to move sideways and even escalate privileges within your Organizational Active Directory domain. Any backup systems which are part of your Organizations Active Directory are likely to be encrypted alongside mission-critical systems and data.
This is the exact reason that many schools, hospitals, and major companies have suffered huge data-loss, and simple Offsite Backup would have protected them!
Can be restored to directly the Cloud:
In addition to the capability to restore back to the original location, Offsite Backups should be directly convertible to workloads running in the Cloud. When choosing a provider, be sure to understand HOW and WHEN the provider would convert your Offsite Backups to the Cloud.
Offsite Backups to VMsources Secure Cloud
VMsources Offsite Backups have all of the features identified above plus, clients will automatically receive a Backup and Disaster Recovery Certificate of Compliance.
When you choose VMsources, you will benefit from our famous Concierge Service. That means that you CAN convert directly to our Secure Cloud running VMware vCloud native systems and one of our BC / DRaaS Consultants WILL actually do the heavy lifting for you and remain online and managing the entire process. No Big Cloud will offer the level of service you will get from VMsources!