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Best Practices for Prevention and Recovery

Written by  L. D. Weller

Everyone has heard the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In order to protect themselves on all sides, organizations should employ a security plan that covers prevention and recovery. A multi-pronged approach will create a defensive barrier comprised of antivirus, firewall, content filtering, vulnerability management, and intrusion detection in order to prevent an attack, while employing a backup and disaster recovery plan that will help them recover in the event of a successful attack. Why Backup? By using a back-up and disaster recovery solution, IT can quickly recover from a server failure caused by a virus or worm and get back to “original state” more quickly. The business costs associated with network downtime and data loss following a virus make secure backup and recovery an economic necessity. Organizations creating backups should keep a few things in mind. Remember servers and desktops IT managers don’t always remember desktops