How Do We Stack Up to Gartner’s Five Steps for Ransomware Protection?
Blog Article Published: 07/15/2016
By Mark Wojtasiak, Director of Product Marketing, Code42 Gartner’s June 2016 article, “Use These Five Backup and Recovery Best Practices to Protect Against Ransomware,” outlines five steps for mitigating the threat and/or risk of being hit with ransomware. I will spare you the market stats and dollar figures intended to scare you into taking action now. If you have an affinity for ransomware horror stories, click here, here, here, or even here. Or let’s spend time looking at Gartner’s best practices to determine if you believe we are a legit provider of ransomware protection. Heads-up: when it comes to ransomware, one-third of our customers recover from ransomware using our endpoint backup + restore software, so Code42 customers represent. Gartner Step 1: Form a single crisis management team Typically, a crisis management team consists of only the customer’s employees, but Code42 does have a virtual seat at this table. Each and every day Code42 system engineers, IT staff, product managers, developers, professional services and customer support staff meet to discuss and address issues raised by our customers. This response team works together to solve customer problems so customers can effectively conduct internal risk assessments and respond to incidents that threaten the health of their endpoint data. Gartner Step 2: Implement endpoint backup This IS our responsibility, and we are the best at it, so say our customers. Including one senior IT manager who said, “CrashPlan gives me immense confidence as an IT manager. Case in point: an executive was traveling to Switzerland for a big presentation and had his laptop stolen en route. He was able to go to an Apple store, purchase a new machine, install CrashPlan, sign in and restore his files in time for the presentation. And we won the business. I was able to talk him through this on a five-minute phone call. It does not get better than that.” (Click here to read the entire review.*) Or instead of reading through all the reviews and case studies, we can cut to the chase and simply answer the question: Why are we the best? Because we deliver what matters most to enterprise customers—from end users to admins to executives.
- It just works. Code42 works continuously to back up your data no matter the device, no matter the network. In fact, 7/10 IT admins consider themselves more productive after deploying Code42, which translates to more time focused on projects that are more strategic and rewarding.
- It scales bigger and faster than any other enterprise endpoint backup solution.
- Service and support is “stellar,” according to our customers. But don’t take our word for that, take theirs.