Storage Guardian ‘Extended Protection for Dropbox’ Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution Now Available
Seamless cloud-to-cloud BDR integration with Dropbox Business safeguards critical data, provides MSPs with a new revenue-generating value-added service offering.
TORONTO – MAY 30, 2019
Storage Guardian, a provider of advanced data backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions, announced today that its Extended Protection for Dropbox solution, a BDR application that provides cloud-to-cloud backup and data recovery beyond the limited time provided by Dropbox Business, is now available for managed security providers (MSPs) and other businesses that rely on Dropbox to share, sync and collaborate files. Dropbox (NASDAQ: DBX) is a leading global collaboration platform.
“Many organizations taking advantage of Dropbox Business don’t realize that version histories of their files are only recoverable from Dropbox for 120 days. This lack of data recoverability is especially concerning for organizations such as financial and health institutions that must comply with strict regulations about data retention,” said Omry Farajun, President, Storage Guardian. “Users also need to know that all data – no matter when it is uploaded to Dropbox – is at risk of being lost should it be infected by malware; suffer a ransomware attack; or be inadvertently deleted, damaged or compromised in some other way.”
During the backup process, Storage Guardian’s Extended Protection for Dropbox solution screens an organization’s Dropbox data for ransomware and malware, and then stores those files in a secure vault completely separate from Dropbox. This helps ensure that any malicious software in a user’s Dropbox account does not infect the backup copy of each file. Backed up files are protected in Storage Guardian’s secure data center locations in the United States, Canada or the users’ home country if there is a need to meet any data residency requirements.
Richard Zee, Distribution Account Manager, Dropbox, said many industries have strict document retention requirements that go beyond the 120 days that Dropbox provides and that Storage Guardian’s solution eliminates the need to worry about file retention and regulatory compliance.
“At Dropbox, we look for unique solutions that solve industry problems. Storage Guardian’s Extended Protection for Dropbox does just this. For the 500+ million registered Dropbox users worldwide, many of which are small and medium-sized businesses, this solution not only helps them comply with industry data requirements but also protects them from other catastrophic data loss scenarios. It’s a must-have for any Dropbox Business user,” Zee said.
Extended Protection for Dropbox also provides managed service providers (MSPs) with an excellent revenue opportunity by giving them the means to provide a critical value-added service to their end customers.
Katherine Russian, Director of Business Development, Lentner Technology, an MSP based in Connecticut, said that Extended Protection for Dropbox has been well received by its Dropbox customers who understand the importance of keeping their data secure and recoverable.
“Our clients are busy running their businesses, and the last thing they need to do is spend hours setting up critical backup and restore solutions for their cloud-based data,” Russian said. “Extended Protection for Dropbox gets them back to doing what they do best and gives them peace of mind knowing that their critical data is well protected for the long-term even if it is deleted from the Dropbox platform. Equally important is that Storage Guardian solution’s integration with Dropbox is seamless, and we’re able to get it launched, configured and running within minutes. It’s a win-win for us and for our customers.”
Additional Extended Protection for Dropbox features include the ability to:
- Recover specific folders and/or files back into the Dropbox cloud or direct their recovery to an alternate storage destination
- Roll back into the Dropbox cloud all files as they were prior to a ransomware attack, defeating the attack and quickly getting back to business
- Set long-term retention policies to archive files that are deleted from Dropbox
Storage Guardian’s BDR solutions are powered by Asigra and are NIST FIPS 140-2 validated, use AES 256-bit encryption, and offer two-factor authentication protection. To learn more about Storage Guardian’s flexible data protection service and how an MSP can market and resell data protection services to its customers, visit the Storage Guardian website and register for a free trial.
About Storage Guardian
For more than a decade, Storage Guardian has been giving small- and medium-sized businesses and their customers the ability to quickly recover from any data loss disaster. Our robust set of enterprise-grade offerings include a secure cloud destination for disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS); affordable, feature-rich, automated backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions; and robust analytics to help calculate recovery time. Storage Guardian solutions protect your business data in the cloud, on-premises or via a hybrid configuration, and always comply with the highest regulatory requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley and FIPS 140-2. Safeguard data – no matter where it resides – before a natural disaster, hardware failure or malicious software attack stops your business in its tracks. For more information, visit the Storage Guardian website.