Novi announces launch of its new off-site data recovery service called AirGap following a €120,000 investment.

The continued evolution of cybercrime and subsequent increase in sophisticated and targeted attacks has left businesses that rely on traditional protective measures exposed to prolonged downtime, sensitive data loss and serious reputational damage. Preventative measures alone no longer suffice; to truly protect themselves, Irish businesses need to implement advanced detection and response systems to identify whether a breach has taken place and shut it down as soon as possible.

GDPR driving need for backup solutions

As well as this, companies need to ensure the ability to get back up and running quickly in the event of a ransomware attack that evades their defences and takes their systems offline. As a result, business continuity and disaster recovery solutions (BC & DR) are becoming an increasingly important part of every Irish organisation’s IT arsenal.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is set to come into force on 25th May next year, will also require companies to regularly back up their data and ensure the ability to recover it in a timely manner.

Advanced ransomware attacks

To protect their data, most businesses back it up on a regular basis. However, the majority of organisations still rely on systems that are located on-site, and which frequently run on the same network as the computer being backed up.

The latest ransomware renders this type of backup useless, as it actively targets on-site backup solutions, encrypting stored data and rendering it unusable. This can leave businesses with no choice but to pay the ransoms demanded of them to regain access to their data.

To enable Irish businesses defend against this advanced new threat, Novi recently launched a new off-site data recovery service called AirGap, following a €120,000 investment. AirGap is a managed service that takes snapshots of customers’ servers and automatically copies them to Novi’s private cloud. Data captured in these snapshots includes files and data, but also essential server operating systems, applications and configuration settings.

Additional layer of security

AirGap provides companies with an additional layer of security, as the backup is separate to the customer’s own servers and runs on an entirely separate network. This ‘gap’ between the computer being backed up and the location of the stored data ensures that, in the event of a ransomware attack, cybercriminals cannot penetrate and corrupt this data.

AirGap will also aid Irish companies in working towards compliance to GDPR and Central Bank regulations, helping them to get back online quickly while guaranteeing the security of customer data.

Novi’s proactive service enables Irish companies to protect themselves from emerging threats and effectively tackle cybercrime, allowing them to focus on their core business. Contact Us for a no obligation chat on how AirGap could be implemented in your business.