BP Case Confirms That Even Important Storage Devices Get Lost

NovaBACKUP protects important data against loss through hardware loss

Agoura Hills / (CA) USA, (PresseBox) - According to the Guardian, a BP employee has lost a laptop containing personal data belonging to thousands of Louisiana residents who filed claims for compensation after the Gulf oil spill. In this context, data protection specialist, NovaStor stresses the relevance and importance of protecting data on local and online devices.

Danger of Hardware Loss Often Not Sufficiently Recognized
Many companies and private users do not recognize the frequency of hardware loss. Laptops in particular are often forgotten or lost. As the present case of an BP employee shows, this also applies to devices with data of utmost importance.

NovaStor Recommends Data Protection with Remote Management
Data protection specialist NovaStor recommends enterprises to equip laptops with backup software that can be managed from the main office and supports reliable encryption. To enable a fast restore by the user, data on mobile workplaces should be protected on local storage devices, while at the same time being encrypted and backed up to the main office for full availability. NovaStor’s software allows administrators to use a central management to ensure adherence to security policies for each single workplace at a central view.

Links for Additional Information
Guardian article “BP loses laptop containing personal data of oil spill claimants”
Data protection with remote management of local installations
Data protection in a private cloud
NovaStor handbook for protecting mobile workplaces and satellite offices http://www.novastor.com/...

NovaStor GmbH

NovaStor (www.novastor.com) is a leading, international provider of software solutions for data availability and protection. NovaStor provides software, SaaS solutions and services for local and online backup, restore and retention of business-critical data. Clients include home, mobile, and SMB users, service providers as well as international corporates. NovaStor's cost-effective solutions are platform- and hardware-independent and ensure that optimal technological and economical use is gained from the customer's existing and future IT environment.

NovaStor is headquartered in Switzerland (Zug), has offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (CA, Agoura Hills), and is represented in numerous other countries through partnerships.

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