Archiving & Backup
In the past, only businesses that were based in highly regulated industries including SOX, FINRA, HIPPA, SEC AND GLBA were concerned with archiving their data. Today, all types of companies rely on their data and need to have good archiving solutions to protect it. Companies need both archiving and backup solutions to afford their data the degree of protection needed from all types of risk. While backups are typically used for disaster recovery, archiving data provides numerous benefits. In addition to retention, ediscovery and compliance, archiving can also be used for continuity needs, business intelligence and mailbox management. Online data backup affords a convenient and automatic process that protects data from all types of risks. There are many advantages to using Symantec Netbackup as your online backup service. One is that you will also improve efficiency and save money. Another is the single platform operation that unifies virtual and physical global data protection for a comprehensive backup approach.
Technology is at the forefront of every organization’s operation, making it essential to archive valuable data in the form of electronic communications that pertain to the business. The following are some of the types of data used in businesses today but the number continues to grow.
- Text messages
- Email correspondence
- Social media posts (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
- Instant messages (IM)
- Files, including email attachments and file sharing sources (SharePoint, Box, Dropbox, etc.)
- BlackBerry SMS and pin-to-pin messages, and call logs
- Reuters and Bloomberg messages
When email and various electronic data are archived, they are placed in a central repository. Important features include a comprehensive search functionality and easy retrieval of data when it is needed.
Backup solutions, however, are designed to protect data over the short term in case disaster recovery is needed. Unlike archives that are designed to comply with regulation, backup serves the essential purpose of making data recoverable when the system is compromised. In many instances, backups are frequently stored at a location offsite as well as on tapes to make them less accessible and searchable in comparison to data that is archived. Therefore, backups are not the ideal method of saving data for ediscovery and compliance purposes. To learn more about our backup solutions and the many benefits of Symantec Netbackup, see our Products and Symantec Technology pages.