“The best way to prepare for a ransomware disaster is to have a backed up copy of the data. Mozy gives us the option to roll back to a specific point in time prior to the attack.”

“Mozy just works”

“Nothing has worked as well as MozyPro. Easy to use. Easy to install. It just works,” says Mark Sticht, president and owner of Advanced Computer Systems.

Advanced Computer systems has been in business for 35 years. Based in Sarasota, Florida, Advanced Computer Systems has been reselling Mozy for the last 10 years. In fact, when it comes to cloud-based backup for the data that resides on the endpoint, Mozy is the only service that Advanced Computer Systems offers and recommends.

Praises for Mozy Admin Console and reporting

Advanced Computer Systems provides IT services to businesses small and large; anything from a small ma and pa shop to a few 100 GBs to businesses such as medical offices. When Mark is asked what he likes about Mozy, he’s quick to praise Mozy’s robust Admin Console and reporting capabilities.

“There are instances when a customer thinks they are backing up their data; however, in reality they are not,” Mark says. “Mozy’s reporting tool will let us know which backups ran and which ones didn’t, so we can make sure everything is getting backed up.”

Ransomware threat is off the scale

With ransomware outbreaks being at an all time high, Mark is seeing these outbreaks in his area of practice as well. When asked to rate the danger of ransomware on a scale of 1 to 5, Mark doesn’t hesitate to voice his concern. “A solid 10! In fact, it’s off the scale,” he emphasizes.

“I have customers that have fallen victim to ransomware outbreaks even while running the most up-to-date antivirus software,” Mark says. “The best way to prepare for a ransomware disaster is to have a backed up copy of the data. Mozy gives us the option to roll back to a specific point in time prior to the attack, whether that’s one-week, two-weeks, or more.”

Ransomware attack: Not if but when

Ransomware outbreaks are on the rise and it’s not a matter of if you will be attacked, but when.

“One of our smaller customers did not have a cloud backup solution like Mozy in place and had to pay over $2,000 in bit coins,” Mark relates. “Fortunately, they got their data back. That does not always happen. Needless to say, this customer of ours is now being backed up with Mozy.”

Mark quickly recalls another recent ransomware incident:

“We had an insurance company that was hit by ransomware, their internal database. Fortunately, this customer was backed up with Mozy and we were able to restore large amounts of data. If they had lost all that data, this company would have been on the verge of going out of business.”

Ransomware is here to stay. So is Mozy.

Ransomware is not like a fad that quickly comes and goes; ransomware is here to stay. Advanced Computer Systems will continue to be a thought leader in this space while taking a proactive approach to protecting its customers’ data.

“You really need to protect yourself, and this is beyond antivirus software,” Mark emphasizes. “You need a backup solution like Mozy.”

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