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Moving Your Data to the Cloud? - 5 Tips to Ensure It’s Safe and Secure

Is that light you see at the end of the proverbial tunnel, or is it the headlight of an oncoming train?

The future of your professional career just might depend on your ability to successfully lead your company to the cloud. So many things to consider…


Yes, the cloud offers many advantages to your business including agility and high levels of fault tolerance, but in and of itself, the cloud does not release you from backing up your data in order to protect yourself from user error, data corruption, or data loss.


Just like provisioning new applications or scaling current applications, you need to consider every angle when protecting your data that lives in cloud.

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Tue, Nov 11, 2014
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The Importance of SOC 2 and SOC 3 Validation

By Bruce Hall, Director of Managed Services

Have you heard about SOC 2 and SOC 3 validation? If you’re storing data in the cloud (or considering it) it’s a business imperative. We’ve recently completed a Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) and Control 3 (SOC 3) validation process. While we’re proud of our achievement, it’s important to explain what this means for our customers. When researching an enterprise cloud or managed service solution, it’s essential to not only check for compliance with SOC 2 and SOC 3, but also to review the actual report. Prospective service providers should be more than willing to share their report. 

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Fri, Mar 21, 2014
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Reasons to Consider NetBackup 7.5

By Ned Fairweather, Senior Consultant/Data Protection Practice Lead

Whether you’re already using Symantec NetBackup or you’re considering it as a backup solution, we think NetBackup 7.5 is worth a close look. Daymark has deployed NetBackup 7.5 in several customer environments. Our technical consultants have found the product to be stable with dramatically increased backup speeds, but that’s not all. Here are 7 feature enhancements we think are worth checking out:   

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Tue, Jan 15, 2013
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Cloud Security Common Sense

By Tim Donovan, President

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Fri, Aug 10, 2012
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Data Protection on Virtualized Storage: Don’t Forget the Metadata.

Guest Blogger: Jason Diesel, Director, Systems Engineering, Varonis

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Tue, Jan 11, 2011
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Tape Encryption and Key Management Utilities

There are a few different ways to encrypt backup tapes on the market today using software solutions and hardware solutions. One thing they all have in common is that they all need a key management solution to manage the encryption keys.

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Fri, Nov 12, 2010
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Backup Data Encryption and the Massachusetts Encryption Law

Author: Brenden Doyle, Senior Consultant 

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Fri, Feb 19, 2010
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