Protect your Data
The best way to protect your data is to have a backup of it, however backing up to external drives that are still connected to your network are actually not protected against the latest Ransomware. In fact having the backups on-site also means you are not protected from catastrophic events like fires, floods and robberies. The solution is some form of offsite backup!
An offsite backup is backup of your data stored "off site" in a different physical location from your office environment. Dolphin Solutions offer a Cloud offsite backup solution that will protect your data from Ransomware if an attack occurs.
Ransomware is now becoming a serious problem, once a computer is infected all your data will be encrypted including any backup devices connected to that computer on the same network. Once your data is encrypted you will not be able to access any files unless a ransom is paid or your server is rebuilt if you have an offsite backup file to restore from. Ransomware can infect your computer in a number of ways, from you visiting malicious or compromised websites to spam emails containing ransomware/malware. The best protection from ransomware/malware is to have an offsite backup of your data.