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How to protect your data in the cloud Does Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Dropbox backup my data?

If you are using Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox or any other Free cloud storage provider they all use file synchronisation technology to create a copy of your data.

While these cloud systems state they Backup your data and provide data protection and recovery it is very limited in what they can recover and comes with a hidden risk you may not know about.

Like every other storage media whether it is your PC hard drive, USB Storage Disk, NAS it still needs to be protected with a separate backup tool that follows the 3-2-1 Backup Rule that is independent of the storage system you use to store your files.

For example, Dropbox duplicates your files onto every computer you own, it also keeps its own set of backups – so you can roll back to an earlier version of a file, or recover deleted items. This feature can be a real life-saver: to recover a deleted file, you can just log in through the browser, click Files, then click Deleted files in the sidebar. Find the file you want to resurrect and click restore.

The catch is that changes and deleted files are only stored for 30 days, after which they’re purged. So while Dropbox can rescue you from short-term problems, it’s no use when you need to restore a document that was changed or deleted a few months ago. You can extend the window to 120 days by upgrading to a Dropbox professional account £199 annually, or £19.99 per month.

With all these systems, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox and others your files are dispersed to all your devices.  Each one of your devices is a week point and are open to ransomware encryption, corruption from Malware, infection of viruses and open to theft by using your mobile devices on public WiFi networks.

Anyone of these threats can affect the files on your device and synchronise the affected file to your cloud storage. Once in the cloud, it will wreak havoc on the rest of your files and will infect others when you share files with infection.

We recommend you protect and secure your cloud storage. Have a separate backup system for your cloud storage and install antivirus and malware protection software on your PCs and Mobile devices.  See below for some recommend product from Mr Backup

Office Backup System

Backup all your PC and Mobile data to one central point in your office with a network attached backup storage device. 

Features include:

  • Simple user-friendly setup
  • Data Encryption, backup and restore 
  • Scalable solutions for home user up to enterprise businesses 
  • Synchronise to cloud backup for additional protection 
  • Setup and support from Mr Backup Service Desk

Theft Proof Data Storage

Mr Backup’s unique Stealth Replicator is installed in over 1000’s of customer premises backing up PCs, Servers to one central point with archive backups stored in our datacentres. 

Features include:

  • Covert Design fools would be thieves 
  • Securely screwed to a wall or hidden out of sight
  • Data Encryption, backup and restore 
  • Scalable solutions for home user up to enterprise businesses 
  • Synchronise to cloud backup for additional protection 
  • Setup and support from Mr Backup Service Desk
  • Daily monitoring and backup report