Tuesday 23 April 2024

Safeguarding Your Digital Assets All Year Round @Lenovo_Africa

Hi Guys, 

By Dean Wolson General Manager – Africa Infrastructure Solutions Group, Lenovo Africa

Data breaches are becoming increasingly prevalent, and World Backup Day served as an important reminder of the critical importance of protecting our digital assets. Statistics reveal that 21% of individuals have never backed up their data, leaving them vulnerable to loss or theft. Every minute, an alarming 113 phones are either lost or stolen, potentially compromising sensitive information. Moreover, 29% of data loss incidents stem from accidental causes, highlighting the need for robust preventive measures. A staggering 30% of computers are already infected with malware, further underscoring the urgency of fortifying our defences against cyber threats.

Enterprises, in particular, grapple with the monumental task of managing and safeguarding vast volumes of data amidst an ever-evolving threat landscape. Lenovo recognizes these challenges and remains steadfast in its commitment to providing comprehensive data security and backup solutions. Partnering with industry leaders like Veeam, the business leverages cutting-edge technologies to bolster its data protection infrastructure and ensure uninterrupted operational continuity.

One such innovation is the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into data management processes. While AI presents opportunities for cybercriminals to enhance their attacks, it also empowers businesses to proactively identify and mitigate risks. Through sophisticated algorithms, businesses can intelligently prioritize critical data for backup, thereby minimizing the impact of potential breaches. AI-driven encryption techniques, such as homomorphic encryption, offer an additional layer of security by processing data without decryption, effectively preventing unauthorized access.
Safeguarding Your Digital Assets All Year Round @Lenovo_Africa
AI and edge computing: Ushering in a new era of resilience in data protection
In tandem with AI, edge computing emerges as a game-changing solution for mitigating data vulnerabilities. By processing data closer to its source, edge computing minimizes latency and reduces reliance on centralized servers, thereby enhancing data privacy and security.

Lenovo's collaboration with Commvault further amplifies its commitment to safeguarding data assets. As trusted leaders in data protection and security, the entities offer comprehensive solutions tailored to the unique needs of modern enterprises. By integrating advanced security features and AI-driven insights, organizations are empowered to proactively defend against cyber threats. Here are some of the benefits:

Foundational security: Securing data, preventing unauthorized access, and ensuring compliance with hardened zero-trust architecture and out-of-the-box security protocols.

Proactive defence: Early warnings and real-time visibility that enable organizations to meet threats head-on and safeguard production and backup environments.

Faster recovery: Enables enterprise-wide data recovery across a wide breadth of hybrid workloads with rapid efficiency.

As the digital landscape continues to evolve, prioritizing data protection has never been more crucial. Ensure that you onboard innovative solutions that underscore dedication to safeguarding critical data and ensuring the resilience of your business. By embracing cutting-edge technologies and robust security measures, enterprises can fortify their defences and navigate the complex terrain of cyber threats with confidence.

Note - Press release as supplied by Lenovo South Africa

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