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Data protection has been a debated topic in recent years, even since the enforcement of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has been announced. However, it has been a sensitive topic for businesses managing high amounts of data long before that. In a business world driven by data, this data needs to be respected and protected. So what does data protection mean for a business?


What is data protection?

Data protection is the process of safeguarding data (which can take the form of files and/or applications) from data corruption and/or data loss. Data protection can be applied to all forms of data, be it personal or corporate.

As all businesses handle at least some kind of data (e.g. project data, customer data, company information, etc.) protecting this data is vital for ensuring an organisation’s ongoing activities can be carried on. Corruption or loss of data can have severe negative consequences on the activities of a business: from loss of time (e.g. regaining or recreating the lost data) to loss of money (because “time is money”) and loss of credibility (e.g. when losing customer or project data).

Data protection can be achieved by using various IT tools and mechanisms. A common approach is that of creating reliable backups of an organisation’s data. To ensure efficient protection, these backups have to be fast, efficient and easy to recover in case of a negative event.

Syneto’s approach to data protection

Syneto’s HYPERSeries HYPERSeries products have been designed to offer complete data protection, with instant automatic backups of all the data on the infrastructure. Find out more, by visiting our dedicated product page.