Continum AG with proven tips for the range of Freiburg, November 23, 2009 – according to a recent survey of the Freiburg hosting provider continum AG more and more medium-sized and large companies tend to give their backup data into the care of a provider. Follow this particularly economic motives and a relief of internal resources. Continum consultants noticed however, that companies in their selection processes of backup services often develop a to unclear requirements. The typical mistakes with some far-reaching consequences are from a practical perspective of the consultants in particular: 1 data transfer without VPN: access to the online backup server and the customer Web interface must be limited to a closed user group, what the use of VPN (virtual private network) makes it necessary. This helps prevent denial-of-service attacks or unauthorized login attempts via the public Internet to the backup server. Without VPN transmission of data is also encrypted the, but Online backup server itself is still visible to the whole world. This represents a critical security hole for the user.
2. it is not taken to fully automated data backup processes: an online backup is only makes sense in terms of efficiency, if the user on the one hand can make the backup on the systems of the hosting partner at arbitrary times, is a fully automated service but at the same time also. This is for backup on the user’s client as well as for access to the stored data in case of a necessary data recovery. 3. insurers and re-backup only online possible: For small amounts of data the first fuse at contract start date or back backups take place during the contract term usefully always online. With large amount of data, the user must have the flexibility, medium (E.g. disk encrypted on USB) perform the initial backup of data to an offsite, and to be able to submit a hosting partner to transfer to the backup server.