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Guide to Staying Safe from Phishing

Guide to Staying Safe from Phishing

It’s critical for MSPs to have a well-planned anti-phishing strategy in place for minimizing the risk of successful phishing attacks against the users that they support. This guide describes the most common types of phishing attacks that occur today, discusses best practices for preventing phishing and offers tips for developing a response plan for use when phishing attacks do occur. Continue reading

Phishing Response Guide

Phishing Response Guide

If you're an MSP and manage an organization's infrastructure, sooner or later, you'll be faced with a phishing attack against the organization. What can you do to respond to such an attack in order to control possible damage and prevent further disruption? Keep reading for tips. Continue reading

Guide on How to Prevent Phishing

Guide on How to Prevent Phishing

Phishing attacks (in which hackers send fake emails in an effort to trick users into clicking malicious links or giving away private information) have been around for decades. But they are constantly evolving, with new types of phishing attacks (such as spear phishing and clone phishing) targeting users. Continue reading

MSP’s Guide to Local Storage as a Backup Destination

MSP’s Guide to Local Storage as a Backup Destination

Even in today’s cloud-centric age, local storage still has an important role to play in data backup and recovery. In this article, we explain why local storage should be part of your backup strategy, discuss local storage options that you can use for backup and identify best practices for backing up to local storage. Continue reading

Choosing a NAS Backup Solution for MSPs and SMBs

Choosing a NAS Backup Solution for MSPs and SMBs

For small and medium-sized businesses Network-Attached Storage (NAS) is a convenient and cost-effective storage solution. NAS devices make it easy to expand the amount of storage available to your workstations and servers while keeping the data on your own infrastructure and local network. NAS devices also usually make it easy to configure redundant storage using RAID arrays or a similar technique.

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QNAP Cloud Backup: Best Practices, Software to Use

QNAP Cloud Backup: Best Practices, Software to Use

A QNAP NAS is a great way to keep data safe and available. But the fact is that even if you have data redundancy built into the NAS, it’s still important to perform QNAP cloud backups as well in order to back up your NAS data to a remote location. Not only does backing up QNAP data to the cloud help you to meet the requirements of the 3-2-1 backup rule, but it may also be required by compliance regulations. Continue reading

Azure Blob Storage Tiers Explained

Azure Blob Storage Tiers Explained

Azure Blob Storage offers an opportunity for organizations that store data in Azure to minimize cloud storage costs. For that, Microsoft has developed access tiers for your data. Below, we compare and contrast the different Azure storage tiers available and explain which storage tiers to use under which conditions in order to strike the right balance between data availability and price.
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Azure as a Backup Storage Destination

Azure as a Backup Storage Destination

Microsoft Azure Blob Storage is one of the most popular solutions for storing backup data in the cloud. In this article, we provide an overview of using Azure Blob storage for backup. We explain Blob’s storage tier options, pricing, backup features and security essentials. We then conclude by explaining how to get started using Azure Storage for backup with CloudBerry Backup. Continue reading

HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Backup

HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Backup

For healthcare organizations, compliance is a major concern when deciding what to look for in a backup solution and cloud services. In this article, we will provide an overview of HIPAA basic principles, explain why the HIPAA regulation applies to cloud backup and discuss HIPAA-related backup requirements. We will also show how to create a HIPAA-compliant backup using CloudBerry software.

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Top Remote Desktop Software for MSPs

Top Remote Desktop Software for MSPs

Currently, remote desktop software is considered one of the most fundamental resources in the managed IT space. It provides that critical remote link between a service provider’s system and the corresponding client PCs. Hence, the whole software essentially acts as the core application for managing IT services through a remote network.  Continue reading

Microsoft SQL Server Backup and Restore Guide

Microsoft SQL Server Backup and Restore Guide

In this guide, we will discuss SQL Server backup types, recovery models, as well as best practices that you should take into account when putting together your backup strategy.

The goal of this article is to provide a high-level overview of SQL Server backup and recovery. For details on the topics discussed below, refer to the articles that each section links to.

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