Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 23 - Page 55

FEATURE : RANSOMWARE
The City of Vincent is a vibrant and diverse community located in Perth that offers an abundance of retail , entertainment and recreational opportunities . Established in 1994 and encompassing 11 square kilometers , the city has nearly 40,000 residents .
Challenge
Ferguson said Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 will be deployed next – before the city transitions to the cloud . Why ? Veeam eliminates the risk of losing access and control of historical data .
“ Most local governments use Office 365 , which increases their security risk significantly ,” Ferguson continued . “ Why not ensure Office 365 data is always protected and accessible ? It ’ s an easy fix with Veeam and Focus Networks .”
Cybercrime and ransomware attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication , which puts government recordkeeping , financial management and residential services at risk . When a state government audit identified backup and DR limitations in the city ’ s IT infrastructure , the city turned those limitations into opportunities .
Solution
• Veeam Backup & Replication
• Veeam Cloud Connect
• Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
• Focus Networks ’ managed backup , archive and DR services
Microsoft provides a wide array of powerful services within Office 365 , but comprehensive backup isn ’ t one of them . Veeam protects Office 365 data from accidental deletion , security threats and retentionpolicy gaps . Restoring individual items and files is fast and easy too .
“ Veeam and Focus Networks work well in combination and provide data protection and security ,” Ferguson said . “ We have peace of mind knowing our IT environment is strong and healthy . Veeam ’ s roadmap for the future fuels this confidence . We appreciate their approach to continuous enhancements .” p
Results
• Protects city data through definitive SLAs for backup , recovery and retention
The City of Vincent transformed limitations identified by a state government audit into opportunities for improvement . Veeam and Focus Networks provide the city with something that wasn ’ t possible before : frequent short-term on-premises backup , off-premises backup to a tier 3 governmentapproved data center , reliable data retention and high-speed recovery .
• Facilitates compliance with the State Records Act and the 3-2-1-1-0 Rule
“ Compliance is one of the biggest benefits provided by Veeam and Focus Networks ,” Ferguson said . “ Another benefit is having time to focus on creating digital services that engage more directly with the community .”
• Extends data protection to Office 365 as the city transitions to the cloud
Veeam and Focus Networks will help the City of Vincent take control of 365 data , which will minimize security risks and support regulatory compliance .
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