Fort Knox used to house a large percentage of the United States of America’s gold reserves. It was generally considered impenetrable. The U.S. Army installation is now synonymous with security. When something is compared to Fort Knox, that’s to say that even the most skilled thieves cannot get into it. In the title of this post, an allusion has been made to an online Fort Knox. This is the cloud. Cloud storage is easily the most effective and secure way of storing and protecting data on the internet today.
With cybercrime more prevalent than ever, protecting data, personal and corporate, has never been more important. Whether you are a private individual or the representative or owner of a business, now’s the time to make an investment in the future; now’s the time to make an investment in the cloud. Here’s why:
Unlimited Storage Capacity
In the past, businesses and internet users would use physical storage devices. These devices were limited by how much memory they had built into them. The cloud does not suffer from such a problem. You get unlimited cloud backup storage with even the cheapest, smallest of plans. One of the very best things about it is that you can scale it according to your needs. Should you require additional space, you can contact your provider, and they will be able to furnish you with the required amount. Upgrading cloud storage is an extremely easy process.
Robust, Impenetrable Security
As noted in the title and introductory paragraph, the cloud is akin to an online Fort Knox. No matter how good a hacker is, the chances are they won’t be able to access your account. The majority of cloud accounts necessitate users to establish two-factor authentication, which enhances security by adding an additional layer of protection. If you are planning on using the cloud and the account you open does not have two-factor authentication then make sure that you set it up as it can prevent you from ever having to worry about your data being stolen.
Remote Access from Anywhere
With a cloud storage account, you gain the convenience of accessing it from any location. Of course, if you are opening an account and enabling two-factor authentication then access to the approved email address or phone number will be a prerequisite to access. If you do not have access to the approved mode of contact you won’t be able to get into your account. Remote access to your cloud account means that you can use it from anywhere, whether that’s your home office, work or even a foreign country you have never been to before. Sometimes extra security checks will be required if you are logging in from an unfamiliar IP address though.
Sharing with Partners and Employees
Another advantage of using cloud storage is that you can share files with people from anywhere in the world which makes collaboration much easier. It also means that you can share memories with your loved ones. If you are planning on sharing files with people then you need to make sure that their devices are secure. If you share files with somebody who is using an unsecured device then there is a chance that the information transmitted could be stolen. Data interceptions are sadly very common.
Reduced Risk of Data Loss
When you have a cloud storage account, you don’t have to worry about data loss. A lot of people’s data used to go missing when they were using physical devices. The massive reduction in data loss has meant that businesses don’t have to pay as much for managed security services. In the past, it was a requirement for businesses to use these services as they were the only way to protect themselves. Additionally, businesses had to make multiple copies of the same files on different devices to make sure they didn’t get lost.
Ruling Out Data Corruption
Because when you open a cloud storage account all of the information that you store on it is immediately uploaded to a database, data corruption isn’t as much of an issue. Physical storage devices regularly became corrupted. Data corruption doesn’t have to be a problem for you as when you upload it to the cloud, it is saved and backed up as it was when you uploaded it. Then, if in the future files become corrupted, you can restore them to the way that they were in their pre-corrupted state.
The internet is unsafe, there’s no denying it. Whether you use it for work or pleasure you need to protect yourself. To do that, follow the guidance given in this post. Following this post’s guidance will help you protect yourself and your family.