Helping Firms to Protect Key Data

Helping Firms to Protect Key Data

A Hemel-based IT consultancy has launched a new data security software package in an effort to tackle growth of cybercrime, which costs the UK economy £6.8 billion a year.

The data security software known as C-Assure, which has been two years in development, will safeguard computers against all elements of data loss, often caused by cybercrime, and provide on-going data protection through off-site cloud backups.

Unlike other products on the market. C-Assure only backs up new data that has been added to a business’s server during the course of the day – a move away from traditional technology, which has normally only allowed for a full system backup scheduled at a set time.

In June alone, Certus TG performed over 100,000 backups on behalf of its clients, which include The Royal Mint and the Millennium Stadium.

The new technology will enable businesses to save money as they will be able to reduce the amount of data being backed up at any given time and ensure that in the event of a disaster, information can be easily restored and operations can start up again within minutes.

Nigel Griffiths, Chief Operating Officer of Certus TG said

“In today’s world, the way in which people can obtain and exploit an individual or business’s sensitive information is becoming increasingly innovative, meaning it can be a challenge for businesses to keep up with every potential risk to their data.

“Thousands of organisations across the UK are being targeted by cyber criminals attempting to gather sensitive information on a daily basis. The effects of a security breach can have disastrous even catastrophic consequences for a business.

Research by the British Chamber of Commerce shows that 50 per cent of businesses that suffer data loss for more than 10 days file for bankruptcy within a year, which is why it is startling that 90 per cent of businesses don’t have an IT strategy in place to combat a disaster. C-Assure delivers on-going data protection and faster, safer restoration methods that combine backup, replication and recovery into one system, ensuring that in the event of an emergency, operations can continue running with as little disruption as possible. Certus TG has partnered with Pinnacle Complete Office Solutions who are on board as the first official reseller of the software in the UK.

Clive Hamilton Managing Director of Pinnacle Complete Office Solutions said “Data security is an important consideration for any business”

Certus Technology Group, which is headquartered in Newport and also has offices in Hemel Hempstead and Warrington has over 75 members of staff and a turnover on £9 million.