Company announces five important capabilities for ensuring the security and recovery of mobile workforce data

TORONTO – May 31, 2013 — / — Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™, recovery and restore (BURR) software provider since 1986 today announced five important capabilities for ensuring the security and recovery of mobile workforce data. With the number of mobile workers on the rise, the need to protect mobile workforce data is increasing in importance to protect the integrity and security of data assets. With decades of experience in providing data recovery for the distributed enterprise, Asigra is highlighting key capabilities necessary to ensure the safety and security of remotely stored business data.

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According to analysts, the world’s mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion by 2015, representing 37.2 percent of the total workforce. Affluence and popularity are among the drivers of adoption. North America presently has the largest number of mobile workers of any region, with 182.5 million growing to 212.1 million in 20151. Furthermore, half of employers will require employees to supply their own device for work purposes by 2017, changing the economics and the culture of client computing in business to create new mobile workforce opportunities, increase employee satisfaction, and reduce or avoid costs2.

“Until recently, enterprises created common folders on a server where they asked employees to keep their work files. They then backed those folders up on a regular basis. Enterprises spent little or no efforts to back up the information on desktops, laptops or mobile devices,” said Greg Onoprijenko, President and Managing Director for e-ternity, a provider of cloud backup services that specializes in mobile workforce data protection. “With the arrival of BYOD and the fact that employees now use multiple devices to access information at every level in the organization, enterprises are now compelled to rethink the need for backing up the devices themselves.”

In order to plan effectively, Pavan Vyas, Product Manager for Asigra, points to five capabilities to consider when overhauling or updating the enterprise backup environment to include desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones. These include:

  1. Integration with primary enterprise backup solution: To avoid proliferating islands of data protection, select an end-to-end data recovery solution that is inclusive of physical, virtual, cloud and mobile computing platforms. This avoids the unnecessary management issues associated with cross-platform data protection.
  2. Self-service data recovery options: Provide the functionality to allow end users to recover the data on their laptops, desktops and mobile devices on their own without requiring administrator assistance. For mobile devices, a one click backup and recovery option is recommended.
  3. Extension of compliance enforcement to remote workers: The ability to deploy and enforce policies across all employee computing systems located outside the office is becoming a critical requirement as business data is stored across the mobile workforce. Solutions addressing these systems should comply with state and federal requirements, including Meaningful Use. For companies with a European presence, solutions should also support the European Directive on Protection of Personal Data. Furthermore, selected technologies should also include audit trail capabilities that meet the widest range of regulatory compliance standards.
  4. Multi-platform protection: The selected mobile workforce data protection platform should not only support desktops and laptops, but also the most popular mobile computing platforms, including Apple iOS, Google Android and Windows.
  5. Network-efficient backup: Consider solutions that optimize network and system availability by applying efficiencies to the data being captured, ingested, stored and transmitted over the LAN/WAN. This includes CPU throttling, global data de-duplication, continuous deltas, backup and transmission of only new changed/data (incremental forever) and advanced compression techniques. This ensures that network traffic is minimal and CPU performance is optimized to prevent application performance issues.

“Enterprises are looking for solutions that allow them to back up the data on all employee devices including desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones. As remote workers are outside of the corporate perimeter, and therefore may not have IT staff at close quarters, enterprises prefer easy-to-use solutions which allow employees to recover their own data quickly,” added Vyas. “Many enterprises want to lock down the functionality of backup and restore so that the control is with IT departments – so, the flexibility in the product to allow for self service as well as central control is something we hear often.”

Traditional approaches to backup are not designed to protect data across remote workforce environments. Companies with offsite employees are tasked with protecting remotely stored data without IT resources across a multitude of locations, resulting in the insecure storage of corporate data and unreliable recovery capabilities. Asigra Cloud Backup™ provides a comprehensive backup architecture for end-to-end enterprise data recovery that is LAN/WAN-Optimized and feature rich for the mobile workforce, allowing for centralized data recovery that leverages either the public and/or private cloud. Learn more at

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About Asigra
Trusted since 1986, Asigra provides organizations around the world the ability to recover their data now from anywhere through a global network of partners who deliver cloud backup and recovery services as public, private and/or hybrid deployments. As the industry’s first enterprise cloud-based recovery software to provide data backup and recovery of servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, databases and applications, SaaS and IaaS based applications, Asigra lowers the total cost of ownership, reduces recovery time objectives, eliminates silos of backup data by providing a single consolidated repository, and provides 100% recovery assurance. Asigra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and has been included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software since 2010. More information on Asigra can be found at


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Joe Austin
The Ventana Group
(818) 332-6166

1. IDC, Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2011-2015 Forecast (Doc #232073)
2. Gartner, Bring your Own Device: The Facts and the Future, 2013 (Doc# 2466615)

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