Securing business-critical data

Intdev Internet Technologies – the Johannesburg-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) that offers flexible and affordable online solutions across a variety of online applications – now offers complete data protection and recovery through its partnership with data continuity specialist Cibecs.

Says Felix Frankenberger, marketing director of Intdev: “Companies give little thought to backing up data until data loss occurs. Ask anyone who has had computers stolen or hard drives corrupted how badly it affects their business continuity, time and – essentially – their bottom line.”

The partnership enables Intdev to offer Cibecs Continuity Agent to provide data protection and recovery by storing key business information on off-site servers. “Clients can set the backup timing to suit themselves, and add members to their account with customised options for each member,” says Frankenberger. “They can also choose to set a cap on the size of their data transfer, but have complete flexibility with the amount of storage they use every month.”

Ease of use, backup management and archive retrieval is literally at the click of a button. The Intdev specialist customer service team is available for telephonic and e-mail support and clients are assured of the most powerful encryption available to secure business-critical data.

The best part? Pricing. Given the massive amounts companies would have to spend on equipment and programs to manage and store this data themselves, Intdev’s fee of R65.00 a month makes storing up to 2Gigs more than affordable. Each additional Gig comes in at just R8.00.

“It’s like having your own IT department,” says Frankenberger. “With no capital investment and no hardware required, clients can access their data from anywhere in the world. The program eliminates human error by scanning files to find changes. When a change is detected, the files are compressed, encrypted and securely transferred to our online data centre. It’s the ideal solution for smaller businesses.”

Cibecs Continuity Agent automatically selects popular folders like Windows Desktop, Windows Favourites, My Documents, Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express for backup. “Other folders can also be added to the list in the backup facility quickly and easily. Data recovery is fast and clients save time and money by being able to retrieve any backed up data within a few clicks of the mouse,” Frankenberger says.

In optimising business communications with innovative offerings, Intdev provides web hosting, Content Management Systems (CMS), SMS communications, e-mail solutions, and the Customer Relationship Management solution, SugarCRM. “Adding Cibecs to the basket means the range of services we provide enables our clients to optimise their resources in every online areas, with efficiency and peace of mind as part of the deal.”

Keeping setup and storage costs so low means SMEs have access to enterprise backup solutions and packages are structured to allow for monthly budgeting. “It’s an ideal option for anyone who wants a hassle-free data safety net for recovery and business continuity in the face of on-site data loss.”

Testament to the value of the product is that Hasso Plattner, the billionaire co-founder and former CEO of German software giant SAP (SAP), has partnered with Cibecs to enable the company to expand its footprint globally.

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Securing business-critical data