Businesses that have gotten in the groove of traditional server backups within the firewall think that they can simply apply the same method to data outside the firewall too. But without the protection of the network and under the watchful eye of hackers, things get tricky.
As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, its data footprint trends towards a data sprawl. What is IT’s governance strategy for BYOD? Can users use a file sync and share solution as backup? Do they backup to the cloud or keep it on premise? How are they preparing for eDiscovery and data governance initiatives?
The most common mistake made is choosing a consumer-grade solution for enterprise endpoint backup.
It’s clear that enterprise backup needs are far more complex than the needs of a home or small business, yet some companies make the mistake of choosing a backup solution designed for consumers.
Asking the right questions of your backup provider will ensure that you are meeting the level of data protection required by today’s enterprise.
- Is it compliant with international standards and certifications for cloud infrastructure, operations and control?
- How does the solution address business continuity (DR, fail-over, data center redundancy)?
- Does it provide the right policy and visibility tools to manage an enterprise of mobile workers?
- What about regional support and services needed by a 24/7 global business?
For the full list of common enterprise endpoint backup pitfalls, check out this white paper: 10 Pitfalls of Enterprise Endpoint Backup. It provides a checklist of things to look for — and avoid — when choosing your enterprise endpoint backup solution.