As Mimecast’s CEO, Peter Bauer, recently discovered, having robust endpoint security without integrated backup can lead to data loss (read the story here).
IT departments have a mandate to guard against data breaches and data loss at the same time – but not at the expense of each other. With the increasing wave of BYOD devices, IT has been rolling out new acceptable use policies (AUP’s) as well as new endpoint security solutions. However, many of these endpoint security solutions can become a cause of data loss when they leap into action to prevent a data breach. The best answer is to have automatic, continuous backup and restore integrated with your endpoint security solution as we do with Datacastle RED.
When you have automatic, continuous backup and restore integrated into your endpoint data protection strategy you experience the following benefits:
- You can be aggressive about remote data destruction with lost or stolen devices because you can always recover the data that was on the lost or stolen device.
- You can always know the scope of the a potential data breach from a lost or stolen device because you can recover the data and know exactly what was on the device. Depending on your data protection regulatory compliance requirements (HIPAA, GLBA, SOX, or FINRA) your responses are often dictated by what data was breached and how many people are impacted. You don’t need to guess if you have a continuous backup of the device at all times.
IT departments should not compromise their data loss prevention mandate because your endpoint security solution hasn’t integrated a modern automatic backup and recovery capability.