Augmenting Data Backup and Recovery with System-level Protection

File-level recovery on its own is an incomplete strategy when it comes to meeting stringent recovery time objectives (RTOs) for complete system recovery. This paper investigates what’s at risk, where system-level recovery fits relative to current data protection approaches, the impact of system-level recovery on your IT department’s ability to meet RTOs, and the potential of system-level recovery to reduce costs.

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Skelta BPM and High Availability

Companies are now adopting cloud for hosting their business process management (BPM) tools. BPM on cloud can help control costs, optimize business processes, and improve organizational agility all while achieving a high level of service availability.

High availability is a system design approach for analyzing and managing the impact of planned and unplanned outages. High availability solutions provide a robust backup capability so that applications keep running without disruption, even during system outages.

A robust BPM solution, which is agile as well as responsive to changing business needs, is very much required to deliver reliable and highly available services. This whitepaper discusses high availability (HA) in conjunction with BPM and cloud computing, including the benefits of highly available BPM solutions, and examines how Skelta BPM enables high availability.  Read More

The Complete Guide to Google Apps Security: Building a Comprehensive Google Apps Security Plan

Innovative cloud technologies require new ways of approaching security when it comes to data; traditional systems may be outdated and no longer suffice. Google Apps for Work does provide security within their system, but every company should check for potential protection gaps that may remain. When used in conjunction with other apps, Google Apps for Work gives your business the best protection and fully secures your company’s data. Ensuring your business has the top security measures in place allows people to work with confidence within the cloud, whether workers are onsite or mobile.

This Google Apps for Work protection guide outlines a detailed five-point plan for even greater data security by way of
  • securing core data
  • enhancing email protection
  • extending data recovery
  • locking down document security
  • saving Gmail and Docs for compliance
In this white paper you’ll learn how to customize and configure a variety of Google Apps for Work settings to your company’s specific needs, in a clear step-by-step process. In addition to self-customization, read how your team can further secure core data by using additional solution applications concurrently with Google Apps for Work such as CipherCloud to protect e-mail, Backupify to retain and restore data, Cloudlock for document protection, and Vault to help with compliance issues.  Read More

The Guide to Google Apps Training: Part Two: How to Secure a Google Apps Domain

You don’t have control over attempted attacks on your domain, but putting the right security systems in place means you can block access to your data and your domain. Google Apps provides users with a wide variety of customizable options to ensure that a domain is secure. Google Apps features stringent user access controls, governing how and when selected users gain access to the domain, and a disaster recovery system in order to retrieve any data compromised due to a security breach.

In this white paper, learn the basic systems and settings for a variety of security features, including development of domain recovery options, enforcement of secure sockets layer (SSL) connections, how to configure two-factor authorization for maximum mobile security, and the importance of auditing and setting long minimums for passwords. You’ll also read how the Google Apps system works to create the best mobile security for your domain, and how installation of a Google Apps Device Policy can further protect your domain in case of device theft. Get information on the disaster recovery features included in the core Google Apps, and how third-party systems such as Backupify can be added to further strengthen data recovery options, ensuring that duplicate copies of documents are available. Through these controls, users can be assured that their domain data is secure.  Read More

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