Offline backup, also known as cold backup, refers to backup data storage inaccessible to the network. Conventional examples of offline backup include tape or air gapped storage. Offline backup storage remains intact in immutable state until needed for restore or disaster recovery purposes.

Offline backup is an effective tool in guarding against ransomware, lateral movement exploit, and other malicious acts. To ensure at least one data copy is protected, a backup repository is deployed on a dedicated, hardened Linux appliance. The appliance is powered off and disconnected from the network at all times except when adding new backup data. Further, backup data stored on the Linux appliance is rendered immutable, meaning it cannot be encrypted by ransomware or otherwise destroyed.

Experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing invaluable company data is safe and protected. Contact Prismworks today to learn more about and add offline backup to your company’s protection plan.

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