Keep your company running, no matter what happens
Our business continuity services can help you get everything running again. It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with cybercrime, natural disasters, and everything in between, we’re here to help.
Be prepared when disaster strikes
The modern threat landscape can be quite complex. For a lot of industries, it seems like it’s not a matter of if something bad is going to happen, but when. Of course, just because it feels like a cyberattack is unavoidable, doesn’t mean your business needs to suffer.
Business continuity services that keep you in business
The good news is that it’s possible to protect your company, your data, and keep your customers safe. To help protect yourself, you need to take steps and implement plans to keep the lights on when things go wrong. That’s where business continuity comes in.
What is business continuity, exactly?
Business continuity is the plans and processes that you have in place to help protect your company in case something goes wrong. Often, this means protection against cyberattacks, but it can also be used to help safeguard against natural disasters, like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and forest fires.
Business continuity services work by ensuring that your business has…
Plans in place that help you navigate the various threats and disasters your business might be faced with.
Robust and redundant backups that help you get back up and running as quickly as possible.
Security measures designed to protect your business and your customers from harm.
Why do you need business continuity?
The short answer is that downtime is expensive. It doesn’t matter what the cause is, when your business goes down, you put yourself in a position to lose thousands of dollars a minute. Along with the immediate financial hit, businesses are open to huge regulatory fines, and, perhaps worse, their reputation takes a hit and customers don’t feel like they can trust you the way they did before.
There were 304 million ransomware attacks in 2020, with an average price tag of $178,000. When you add to that the fact that downtime costs an average of $283,000 it’s easy to see how even one attack can ruin a business. Not only that, but in 2021 there has been an average of one ransomware attempt every 11 seconds. It’s really just a matter of time before you have to deal with an attack.
Business continuity gives you a way to mitigate the expense of downtime and the potential damage to your reputation.
We can help you:
- Create plans that address the issues faced by your business. We’ve helped companies in many different sectors over more than 20 years. We know the kinds of threats that businesses face in specific industries. And, we’ve been able to work with companies who face a number of natural disasters, as well. We can put together plans to help, regardless of where you are or what you do.
- Prepare not just for today, but the future. Your business isn’t static and your business continuity efforts shouldn’t be either. We can help you put together strategies that not only serve your business as it exists today, but also what you want it to look like 6, 12, or 36 months from now.
- Reduce downtime in case of a cyberattack. Our goal is to restore your business to its pre-attack state with as little data loss as possible. If your situation warrants it, we can even work alongside your in-house team to help get you back to business fast.
- Increase coverage and security monitoring. We provide 24/7 monitoring of your systems to ensure your systems are protected at all times. Rather than react after the fact, we proactively stop problems as soon as they start.
What does business continuity look like for your business?
Every business has different needs when it comes to business continuity. To accommodate those unique needs, we work closely with you and your team to learn about your business, what’s important, and what you need to protect the most (besides your customers, of course).
Once we’ve taken the time to understand everything, we put together a plan that could include a mix of proactive security measures, data protection, and recovery services.
Depending on your needs, business continuity services could include:
Recovery for physical and virtual workloads
With a robust, and redundant backup system in place, you don’t have to worry about losing too much productive time to criminals or natural disasters. We can help you put a system in place that lets you get back up and running in no time.
Automated disaster recovery orchestration
You often don’t have time to stop and think during a crisis. That’s why it’s important to have automated processes that recreate your servers and business data quickly and efficiently. We can help you implement systems that get to work as soon as a crisis hits, without you needing to get involved. Orchestration makes sure that everything comes back online automatically to get critical systems up and running.
Redundancy is an important aspect of business continuity. With production failover, your systems are automatically switched to a backup server (or servers) when something goes wrong. This ensures that your business doesn’t go offline longer than it needs to so your customers can keep accessing your services and you can have uninterrupted access to your data and files.
Along with having the proper systems in place, you have to watch to make sure that everything is going the way that it should be. Execution monitoring allows us to track the recovery process and ensure that nothing gets lost in the shuffle.
Security measures that protect your data and business
It’s not just about having a plan in place in case something goes wrong, business continuity is also about doing your best to prevent incidents in the first place. We help you put security in place that prevents attacks like ransomware or DDoS. And, we can implement systems that reduce the damage should an attack succeed. Practices like access control prevent cybercriminals from gaining complete control of your systems or reaching your customer data.
Regular testing of backups and recovery systems
When it comes to business continuity, testing your systems to make sure that everything is working goes a long way to a quick recovery when things go wrong. We don’t just put a disaster recovery plan in place and walk away. We make sure that it’s working by regularly testing your systems and running simulations. This way we know for sure what’s working, what’s not, what’s a little wonky, and what could use a bit of fine-tuning. When it comes to your business, you can never be too careful.
Integrated data authenticity
Data is funny. Sometimes, it changes when it’s moved around or restored. Under most circumstances, this wouldn’t be a huge problem, but your business needs consistency, especially when you’re dealing with a disaster or cyber attack. We implement data authenticity systems into our disaster recovery plans to ensure that the data you recover matches the data you backed up.
Ready to regain control in a crisis?
If you’re ready to get business continuity systems in place for your company, but don’t know where to start, let’s talk. We’ve been helping businesses get back on their feet for more than 20 years. Contact us today.