If you don’t think that the cloud is secure, think again. Cloud providers, like Mozy, are implementing some of the most robust security features on the market so that consumers, SMBs and enterprises can see their benefits – without the cost or hassle of trying to build them themselves.
If you’re not sure if the cloud is secure enough to protect the data on your laptops, let’s see how the Mozy cloud stacks up against the protection applied to the laptops themselves.
A report last year from the Ponemon Institute surveyed 275 European organisations and discovered that, between them, they had lost more than 72,000 laptops in the previous 12 months.
42% were lost offsite and 32% were lost in transit. Only 34% had encrypted any data and only 7% had any anti-theft features installed.
Let’s compare that with Mozy.
Encrypting data to ensure privacy
All data backed up with Mozy is encrypted to military standards using AES or Blowfish encryption before it leaves the computer. For added security, users are able to choose their own personal encryption key.
Protecting data in transit
Mozy employs the same SSL-encrypted transport technology deployed in online banking to protect data on its journey to the cloud.
Protecting against data loss offsite
Data stored offsite with Mozy goes to Mozy’s ISO27001-certified, SAS16-audited local data centres. Data blocks are split using Distributed Reed Solomon technology and spread across the server array to create redundancy. The information remains encrypted behind the highest levels of digital and physical security.
The security measures applied by Mozy regularly far outstrip the level of protection that most people and organisations feel they need in the physical world.
You can find out more about Mozy and how you can ensure the security of your data by visiting us on Stand H65 at InfoSec at Earls Court, London, from the 24th to the 26th of April 2012. Alternatively, why not check out this article from the Sunday Telegraph.