Defending against cyber-attacks remains a concern for businesses

Actualidad January 20, 2023

Data protection and defending against cyber-attacks are constant concerns for businesses. The budget for data protection is expected to grow by 2023. This is the conclusion of a recent study carried out by Veeam, a company specialising in network protection.

Veeam also explains which will be the most adopted strategies for tackling these defences. In this Befree blog post we take a look at the report and its results, as well as the advice given by the Swiss company.

Results of the ‘Data Protection Trends 2023’ study

The report surveyed nearly 4,200 IT and business leaders from different countries. The results indicate that there are two main gaps in data protection. Firstly, it relates to availability and the ability to quickly recover applications. The second relates to the protection of data that could be lost in the event of a system crash. These concerns led 57% of respondents to express an interest in switching data protection services by 2023.

Defending against cyber-attacks remains a concern for businesses, and the budget allocated to it is expected to increase by 6.5%. In addition, the study reveals that despite efforts, there is still a “reality gap” that causes dissatisfaction among IT leaders.

According to the Veeam report, hybrid environments are becoming increasingly common, making data protection more difficult. The IT infrastructure of the organisations surveyed combines data centres and clouds. Twenty-six percent use physical servers and have virtual machines, and 49 percent have cloud-hosted servers. To improve the reliability of enterprise backups, data protection strategies need to include physical, virtual and cloud-hosted workloads.

How can organisations defend against cyber-attacks?

In terms of strategies for tackling this defence, 42% of respondents said protecting their data centre and IaaS and SaaS workloads will be a priority, while 39% said supporting enterprise applications such as Oracle or SAP Hana will be a priority. Finally, 37% highlighted the ease of managing across multiple locations and geographies.

IaaS, or Infrastructure as a Service, is an IT service delivery model in which a provider offers infrastructure resources over the Internet. These resources include servers, storage, networks and operating systems, and are delivered on a scalable and secure platform. With IaaS, companies can gain access to IT infrastructure by investing in expensive hardware and software, and can scale resources as needed.

SaaS, or Software as a Service, is a software delivery model in which a provider offers software over the Internet. The user accesses the software through a web browser and does not have to worry about installing, configuring or upgrading the software. With SaaS, companies can gain access to essential business software without having to invest in expensive licenses, and can scale usage as needed.

Server protection: strategies

When it comes to protecting servers over the next two years, 84% of organisations surveyed will consider using Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to ensure business continuity in the event of unexpected outages.

Backup as a Service (BaaS) is a service in which a provider offers online data backups, i.e. data backups hosted in a cloud. With BaaS, businesses can gain access to secure and scalable data backups without having to worry about the configuration and administration of the backups. In addition, BaaS enables quick and easy recovery in the event of data loss, which is important to ensure business continuity.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a service where a provider offers disaster recovery plans. That is, plans to restore systems and data in the event of unplanned outages. With DRaaS, businesses can gain access to scalable and secure recovery plans without having to worry about configuration and administration. In addition, DRaaS enables fast and easy disaster recovery, which is important to ensure business continuity.

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