As companies increasingly move operations to off-site servers, security is more important than ever. Recent Cloud breaches, like the one that impacted Symantec users, have consumers concerned that their data may not be safe with third-party vendors. Small business owners not only worry about their own valuable files and workstations, but also keeping customer names, addresses, and personal data safe.
CRU DataPort heard these consumer concerns and stepped up to offer a solution. With the DataHarbor Network Backup Appliance, CRU DataPort is able to provide an on-site backup device that provides an extra layer of security for those businesses that regularly deal with sensitive information. This includes, but is not limited to, businesses that deal with health, financial, and legal data.
“The CRU DataHarbor solution, with its built-in encryption, allows us to provide a secure and high-quality backup offering as part of our general IT services, particularly for small organizations who care about data security,” said Kevin Royalty, Managing Partner, MCSE & SBS MVP, Total Care Computer Consulting. “The CRU DataHarbor appliance is ideal for my clients in health care, finance, and government since they need to meet HIPAA or Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements.”
The best news about DataHarbor is the device offers easy setup and management. No I.T. expertise is required–backups are easy to manage and can even be administered remotely. The device works with removable drives that businesses can manually rotate with ease. These drives can be stored safely offsite for extra disaster recovery protection.
DataHarbor can be set up to backup files on up to 25 computers, with data easily restored in the event of a disaster. Each backup is encrypted using CRU DataPort’s whole-disk encryption, which blocks hackers from accessing the disk altogether. Because DataHarbor is stored at your site, it will be within your control, allowing you to to determine any additional security solutions you’d like to employ. With Microsoft Windows Server Storage Essentials
, small businesses can easily set up scheduled backups. Text message and e-mail notifications can be set up to notify administrators of problems with backups.
Another area in which DataHarbor excels in comparison to Cloud storage is that in the event of a disaster, data can be recovered instantly. Cloud solutions require a request, which must then be handled by a third-party provider and even then, there may be snags. Businesses using DataHarbor can have files restored immediately, provided electricity is available at the site.
CRU DataPort specializes in removable and external hard drive solutions, focusing on creating products that are superior in quality to provide long-lasting durability. CRU DataPort works to address needs in the consumer market by listening to customers and working to develop innovative products. In addition to data storage and backup, CRU DataPort creates solutions for digital cinema, audio/video production, video security, and more.
After purchase, customers will have help if a problem arises. Tech support is available from CRU DataPort by phone or through the site’s Technical Support Forum
. Prices begin at $1,599 with units available in 1TB or 2TB versions.
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Stephanie is a freelance writer and young adult/middle grade novelist, who worked in information systems for more than a decade. Her first book, 30 Days of No Gossip, will be released by Simon and Schuster in spring 2014. She lives in Nashville with her husband.