State agencies need to deploy backup technologies amid data breaches

Every week we are witnessing a new data breach saga in media and the concern seems to be never ending. The severity of the issue doubles up, when the media reports that a state or a local government agency was the latest target of breach

Strategically speaking, State and Local Government agencies are always treated as custodians of a great deal of personal and sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, professional licenses and health information. And when a data breach hits these facilities, hackers may use the leaked sensitive info against individuals or ruling governments.

According to a report released by California Attorney General Kamala Harris last month, more than 49 million Californians have had their records hacked in the past four years.

StateScoop notes that breach victims’ numbers have jumped exponentially, from 4.3 million in 2014 to more than 24 million in 2015.

Meanwhile, an online media resource from Minnesota said that the state government is worried that malicious actors are trying to hack residents’ personal data and other information held by state agencies.

So, government agencies should back up data in such a way that it can be restored when the need arises. This practice will help them face any data breach situation with minimal loss or damage.

StoneFly, Inc., offers physical as well as cloud based backup solutions for enterprise needs. Government agencies which deal with sensitive data can rely on this storage vendor, as it offers Hyper Converged Unified Storage & Server appliance and gateways, scale out NAS products and an assortment of Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions, apart from iSCSI and Fibre Channel SAN Storage solutions.

With StoneFly DR365  users can consolidate all of their server, storage and backup systems into one easy to manage appliance with central management console for handling all backup operations.

StoneFly DR365 Fusion Cluster DR Backup Appliance is a hyper-converged backup and disaster recovery high-availability appliance that provides to its users a total backup solution for all of your physical and virtual servers and workstations needs.

StoneFly Z series of DR Backup appliances provide users a total backup solution for all of your physical and virtual servers and workstations in a single box. Manage all of your backup operations for your datacenter or office with a single central management console. Z-Series appliances are available in integrated solutions of 4 to 24 drives or modular configurations with up to 128 drives per appliance.

StoneFly M series backup appliances offer backup solutions for physical and virtual servers and workstations in a single affordable mini tower. M-Series appliances are available in storage capacities up to 32 Terabytes.

Apart from the said physical appliances meant for backup, StoneFly offers cloud based backup solutions.

StoneFly Cloud Backup Connect offers an easy and affordable way to begin storing your valuable server and workstation backups in the cloud. Compatible with any existing enterprise backup software you might be already using, StoneFly provides a backup connector to your choice of private, hybrid or public cloud

Whereas, StoneFly Cloud based disaster recovery service is an online backup tool which acts as a perfect online backup solution that automated data backup to cloud storage. The application combines easy to use interface with a powerful functionality making a disaster recovery plan simple, reliable and affordable.

Hence, with physical as well as cloud based backup appliances, StoneFly seems to offer foolproof solutions to backup industry.

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