Offsite backup works by first encrypting the data, then compressing and transmitting it to an offsite security center. This data can then be accessed in the event of an emergency by using either the Internet or another data restore line.
In addition, many offsite backup service providers will offer additional features, including account management, over-the-phone support, central management for multiple data locations, as well as both database and email backup.
Advantages of Offsite Data Backup
There are a number of advantages to storing your data off-site, including:
- Your data is protected in the event of a disaster
- Backup operations can be performed automatically - leaving more time for more productive tasks
- Cross-platofrm technology; in other words, backup can be performed regardless of the which operating system you use
- Added security of data-encrypted network connections