Data Security:

Security, Redundancy, and Recovery

Here’s the bad news: three out of four companies are at risk of failure due to a lack of preparation for disaster recovery.

The results can be devastating with hundreds of thousands of dollars in direct losses as well as serious business disruption. The good news is that you do not have to be one of them.

IEC has developed a ground-up proprietary BDR system designed for small and medium-sized business data storage.  Our system can take snapshots of your data as frequently as every 15 minutes.  Data is stored on-site and off-site in multiple locations.  Individual file recovery can be done in minutes and our system has the capability of restoring to any compatible hardware.

We will help you build a data protection plan that takes into account everything you might need to recover including applications, networks, documents, or even your entire system.


Redundancy and backups are both necessary to prevent the loss of data, but they work in very different ways. Data redundancy helps prevent service outages. Internal drive failures can happen at any time and redundancy works as a fail-safe measure. Redundancy can help keep your critical systems online while your data is being recovered from your backup system.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)

We offer our Network Attached Storage (NAS) device as a comprehensive Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution for Windows and Linux servers. This is a reasonably priced solution for small businesses and medium-sized businesses.

NAS provides:

  • Frequent backups (as often as every 15 minutes) with an on-site NAS device
  • Optional reliable and redundant off-site data storage
  • Advanced restoration options (file/folder levels) with exchange message and mailbox recovery
  • Bare-metal restorations to dissimilar hardware

If necessary, the NAS device can also be configured as a replacement server.

NAS Is A Better Solution Than Tape Backup

While tape backup is still commonly used in small businesses and large organizations, it has a number of drawbacks. For starters, tape backups fail more than 50% of the time. Also, backing up with tape requires a significant window of time in order to complete a full backup. A NAS device, on the other hand, does not require a window of time, which means that your systems are up and running at all times.

With most tape backups running once every 24 hours, in the event of a disaster, you could potentially lose a full day’s worth of work, transactions, and data. With a NAS system, data snapshots are taken every 15 minutes, which significantly lowers your risk.

Also, recovering data from a tape system can be labor-intensive and time-consuming. With a network attached storage device, systems are typically recovered in less than 30 minutes – simply by pushing a few buttons or clicking a mouse.