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Be sure you're secure

July 2015

Don’t forget your business sunscreen: 3 strategies to consider when protecting your business

The lifeblood of a small or midsized business today depends on how it utilizes its business critical data to engage with customers and employees in a personal and digital way. While the adoption of mobility, social media, and analytics and cloud services fuels a SMB’s success, it stresses their dependency upon the resiliency and availability of their business data and the absolute importance of safeguarding it.

1. First line of defense
Whether the application is email, website, accounts receivable or any critical application, your infrastructure is vital to your business and must be available, resilient and effective.  The infrastructure is your first line of defense and requires technology designed for resiliency and high availability.

2. Safeguard your data
A business will suffer severe business impact if their data is unavailable, corrupted or lost due to a disaster. The negative business impact will affect the systems and applications as well as the ability to meet customers’ needs and will directly impact the company’s bottom line and reputation. Not only do businesses need infrastructure that is always available and resilient,   they also must have reliable data security. A security plan must start with a multilayer network security solution to protect critical business data from threats.

3. Disaster recovery strategies
Businesses must provide a strong business continuity plan that includes a comprehensive backup and restore strategy to recover in the event that the network security is penetrated or that human error, hardware failure or software problem causes a system outage. Safeguard your business data from error or system failures with affordable and efficient backup and recovery solutions.

Leverage the technology and experience from HP to safeguard your data and protect your business:

  • HP ProLiant Gen9 servers are the foundation and first line of defense with resilience designed into every server.  HP ProLiant servers include capabilities that directly protect data and improve availability by monitoring changes in server hardware, authenticating users, and verifying software loaded during the boot sequence. These features include HP iLO embedded management, Unified Extensible Firmware, HP Trusted Platform module, Power-on password, and Serial interface control. Partner with HP Technology Services to leverage their expertise and experience to extend your staff’s abilities to keep applications up and running.
  • HP Networking allows the best protection of your assets, with a multilayer approach -- secure access, protection at the edge, and within your business (e.g. pervasive across your organization) -- to securing the network that is simple to implement yet reliable and affordable.  HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) provides increased network security with an end-to-end view of the network that can be managed through the IMC single-pane-of-glass management software.
  • With Industry-leading technology, HP StoreOnce, you get Fast-Rapid backup and recovery of data, 5x faster RTO; Scale as your business dictates, configure by application, utilize your existing infrastructure; Single solution from ROBO (Remote Office, Branch Office)to data center managed centrally.
The growing risk of threats to your small or midsize business has increased the need to protect your data from both internal and external hazards. As technology evolves, it has become increasingly complex to protect digital business data and ensure a highly reliable, available infrastructure. It is imperative to choose a partner with proven products, services, and end-to-end solutions built specifically for SMBs that work together to reduce your business risk, keep your business running and secure your data. HP understands that your data is your business. Trusted SMB advisors like HP and/or your local HP Authorized Reseller have both the experience and a deep understanding of business continuity to provide right-sized solutions that can help you secure, backup and recover your business data. 

To learn more how HP can provide the right IT to help you master the dynamics of your business and drive winning outcomes, visit the HP’s Just Right IT site.