December 22, 2017

How to secure and recover data after a disaster?

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cloud secutiry, cloud technology1- The limits of the traditional computer system

The traditional computer system is beginning to show its limits. How many times have we heard that hackers have stolen sensitive data? And how many times have we lost invaluable data due to a hard drive crashing or a server overheating? It is for these reasons that data security has become a sustainable option for companies.

Data thieves are everywhere!

Far too often, headlines say hackers have stolen private and confidential data. This shows that regardless of the level of safety used, there will always be someone who won’t hesitate to steal data and sell it to the highest bidder. Do you remember Bradley Manning, the military analyst with the US army suspected of having copied thousands of sensitive data onto CDs? Some of the stolen files at that time had been transmitted to Wikileaks.

The companies manage their data independently

Large companies have difficulties trusting anyone with the security of their data. They have their own servers used to store their files. Most of the time, equipment maintenance and fleet management are handled by a dedicated department within the company itself.

Loss of data, an awkward situation

You may find it normal for your hard drive to crash at some point. Besides, you might think it can be easily replaced. But, which of us has not faced this kind of problem? It results in the loss of important files and hours of work. If it is not the hard drive, the server might encounter a problem. Indeed, a server that overheats is the worst nightmare a manager of a computer park can face. Moreover, if there is no backup, all you data and files could be lost.

2- Cloud computing as a solution for data security

Cloud computing” is defined as a technology that allows delocalization of data on virtual infrastructures (virtual servers) accessible from the Web.

The set-up is simple and fast

In the past, physical servers were used to store data. Nowadays, service providers have virtual servers and many people wonders: can we trust data storage in the clouds? The benefits of cloud technology are endless. Indeed, a virtual server is available quickly. Service providers indicate that hosting and configuration can be done in 15 minutes, using just an online interface.

The risks of intrusion are reduced

Uploading the data on the cloud reduces the risk of intrusion. It is harder to steal files on a virtual server than on a physical one. The security levels are not the same. On the cloud, the data is encrypted and as well as the connection to the server.

Procedures to automate the securisation  of files

Each service provider implements automated procedures to monitor, update and especially to set up a data backup. The service will almost never be interrupted. The storage replication system allows users to have instant access to their data in the cloud anytime and from anywhere. Backups are located in different processing centers. In fact, all service providers have datacenters located in different geographic areas.

The data is encrypted

The data is confidential. To prevent them from falling into the wrong hands, they will be encrypted during storage. Files cannot be opened without the decryption key. In general, the decryption of files is triggered by a password.

The data connection is also encrypted

The connection to the data in the cloud is also encrypted. It is hence impossible to transmit the data via the Internet without having checked the authenticity of the person who tries to access the data. The most used system for securing data transmission over the Internet is the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate.

For each company, their data is sensitive and confidential. For IPzen Legal, security is our priority. We offer a range of customizable features according to your proper needs :

– A client-encrypted virtual machine with its own database and storage space;

– Encrypted communications with SSL certificate;

– Continuous backup in 2 datacenters;

– Virtual machines replicated in another data center (Paris-Amsterdam);

– Possible accommodation in other countries; and

– Surveillance 24h / 24, 7/7.