Losing information due to a computer failure is a nightmare for anyone, but when you are an insurance company and that information belongs to clients, it can be a disaster. Backing up information on laptops, disks and other removable storage devices is all well and good in most situations, but when you have a responsibility to keep data protected it can be risky.
Insurance software programs are an efficient way of ensuring your data is always backed up in the most secure manner possible. Lloyds insurance software is one such example. They recently teamed up with Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) Ltd, and made their Real Time Data Backup service the core of their data protection strategy.
Software such as this stores all information on several secure servers, and automatically backs up everything in more than one place. While the information can be accessed quickly and easily by authorised personnel, it is virtually completely hacker resistant. Plus, there is no danger of data being lost due to system failure, faulty computers or misplaced paperwork.
The firewall protected servers used by insurance software providers are stored in flood and fire proof buildings, with state of the art anti-theft devices, and information is also backed up in other secure off-site locations. Cloud based storage, which is when information is backed up on the web, means your data will never be lost. At present it can be somewhat slower than backing information up on an external hard drive. Depending on the level of data security required, it can be a good idea to utilise both types of back up.
Advantages of Cloud Systems
The benefits of the cloud system are that data is automatically backed up on a daily basis, and can be updated at any time and from anywhere, and no unauthorised users will be able to gain access. Using cloud based insurance software lets you guarantee the safe storage of information to your clients as per the data protection act. Backing up on an external hard drive may be faster, but doesn’t solve the problem of losing data in an office fire or break in unless you have separate premises to store the back-ups in.
Regardless of whether the software you use is something like Lloyds insurance software or not, you should always be careful to regularly save and back up any data you handle, so you can assure your clients that their information is in safe hands.
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