By Ben Puzzuoli, Technical Sales Director at KineticD
August 29, 2013

KineticD Online Data Backup Expert Tips: Defining “End-to-End” Data Protection

Beyond knowing that “end-to-end” data protection sounds like something extremely important, many small and medium-sized businesses are unfortunately not aware of how such a level of data security is actually brought about, let alone its advantages. And unfortunately, this ignorance can oftentimes end up keeping them from being able to obtain true end-to-end data security in the first place. Others consider the existence of true end-to-end cloud security to simply be a myth, and while this is certainly not the case, it is highly understandable that many would feel this way when one considers the number of cloud vendors on the market today with questionable service ratings who still claim to be offering top-quality, end-to-end cloud backup services to their potential clients.

So, what does “end-to-end” data security really mean? First off, end-to-end cloud solutions must allow businesses to back up their digital information from multiple systems across the enterprise automatically and reliably. They must also allow the companies that use them the ability to easily access their data from virtually any location, and share their files securely throughout the company and beyond whenever the need should arise. And finally, true end-to-end data accessibility and security can only be guaranteed if top-notch customer service is provided and all promises made by the cloud vendor are actually delivered to their clients in the first place.

Of course, in order for end-to-end data management solutions to be effective, they must also be easy to access and utilize as well. Modern-day online data backup and cloud computing software should be simple and straightforward to use and install, and must also be sufficiently advanced so as to allow administrators to easily keep multiple devices backed up across the enterprise using only one centralized machine (as opposed to having to install the client software on every device that is being backed up and protected). In addition to all of this, true end-to-end data management solutions must enable administrators to easily set varying levels of permissions for different authorized users, along with allowing them to customize automatic data retention policies and data backup practices as well.

While backups should of course be 100% accurate and reliable, effective online data backup solutions must also make the retrieving of lost files a fast and easy process. High-quality cloud vendors employ the use of various techniques to make this possible, including bandwidth throttling and the prioritization of certain data sets that their clients most urgently require in order to keep their businesses functioning. Other important elements of end-to-end data solutions include the ability to backup and recover open and locked files, ongoing and incremental data backup processes that don’t compromise overall system performance, and effective data de-duplication, encryption and compression techniques.

Finally, one last element that can’t be overlooked when implementing true end-to-end data protection is the use of additional localized backup services. After all, if a business suffers a massive data loss incident, there may not be time to recover all of the information that is lost if online data backup services are relied on exclusively, and although the use of localized backups does not protect companies from localized disasters, such as fire or theft, they are the most effective method available when the need arises to instantaneously recover a business’s most mission critical files.

Of course, when we here at KineticD say that we provide true end-to-end data protection, we mean it. After all, we are one of the few online data backup service providers around that can boast a 100% data recovery track record that has been solidly maintained for the over 10 years that we’ve been in the online data backup industry. We’ve always made it our top priority to provide only the most cutting edge cloud services around, including our patented Continuous Data Protection (CDP) process and uncrackable, Bank Grade, 448-bit Blowfish data encryption. And, we are proud to now be providing our award-winning cloud services to over 60,000 business users and 1000 partners worldwide. But, don’t just take our word for it; stop by our website today to try our free 14-day trial and find out for yourself just what the KineticD Advantage is all about!

About the author: Ben Puzzuoli is Technical Sales Director at KineticD, a Toronto based online data backup service provider.


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