Protect Against Ransomware Using Avast Cloud Backup

With these latest ransomware incidents and the recent launch of Avast Business Cloud Backup in the Avast Business Hub, we want to highlight specifically how you can develop and implement an effective anti-ransomware backup and restore plan in just a few minutes.

Avast Business Hub consolidates a number of critical security services for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). In addition to endpoint protection, patch management, and remote access and support solutions, Avast Business Hub now also features Avast Cloud Backup.

This new service adds backup and restore capability to the Business Hub which you can use to safeguard your business’ and customers’ most critical data as well as ensure business continuity by protecting devices with an automated backup process that’s easy to deploy and manage from anywhere.

Avast Business Cloud Backup features:

  • All in the cloud with no hardware requirements
  • Direct-to-cloud endpoint backup solution that protects Windows business devices including laptops and desktops, as well as servers – an all-in-one solution
  • Unlimited data retention and version history
  • Unlimited number of devices
  • Centralized management and deployment from the Avast Business Hub

Avast Business Cloud Backup is sold as a storage-based subscription in 100GB increments.

Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Purchase a backup plan for Avast Business Hub
  2. Define a backup policy
  3. Deploy an agent to business/customer devices
  4. Manage and monitor your backup plan remotely.

Once you’ve set up Avast Business Cloud Backup, you can define a backup policy that will best protect your data in case of a ransomware attack (or other catastrophic event like a natural disaster, lost or stolen device among others). In general we would recommend that you do a full backup of your systems every day and backup your critical data directories every hour.

With an effective, reliable and proven backup plan in place, you’re all set.

You can read more about Avast Business Cloud Backup on our website.

Should you require any further information feel free to contact us.