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2 Table of Contents Introduction... 3 Benefits... 3 Features... 4 Data Centre Features... 5 Security Features... 5 How It Works... 7 Technical Architecture & Description...7 Software Components Attix5 Overview...8 Attix5 Backup Professional Server Edition - Client Agent...8 Attix5 Backup Professional Server Edition Database Agent 9 Operating System & Database Support References Contact... 11
3 Introduction On average 20Mb of data takes 30 hours to build and is worth 50, Even though businesses have a legal requirement to safeguard their own or anyone else s data against loss, corruption or unauthorised disclosure (Data Protection Act, 1998) and although 79% of people place significant value on their data with 40% classifying it as priceless 1, poor data protection techniques are still rife. Most businesses today continue to protect their data by running tape or CD backups. As statistics testify the conventional system is inherently flawed. In practice, 99% of all businesses do not run a daily backup, 60% of backups are incomplete, 50% of restores fail, only 25% of tapes are stored off-site and end-user compliance with backups is only 8%. The results of a severe data loss disaster are crippling and often fatal: 93% of companies that lost their data centre for 10 days following a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster and 50% of businesses that found themselves without data management for this same period filed for bankruptcy immediately (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington). M4 Systems offers an online solution which customers will find effective, safe and, above all, reliable. M4 Systems online backup solution does all the work for you by automatically and securely backing up your data each night and transmitting it to two offsite data centres within highly secure and separate IBM business continuity buildings. With an online backup system losing a file is no longer the major drama it used to be. Backed up data is available online 24 x 7 and it only takes a few clicks to retrieve any file, anytime day or night. Benefits An effective online backup solution, such as that provided by M4 Systems allows you to: Save valuable time (up to 98% times faster than traditional media) Maximise employee productivity Improve IT control Fully protect and regain ownership of your most valuable asset - data! Help significantly towards meeting your business data protection obligations Recover lost or deleted files literally in minutes wherever you are!
4 Features If you re still using outdated tape backup systems, switching to an online system could give you huge advantages. An online service is: Automatic a set and forget system, just set up your backup choices and schedules and the system scheduler does the rest. Efficient after the initial backup, daily backups contain only the changes since the last backup. Thus, the data sent offsite is often so small that a standard ADSL line is usually all that is required. Backing up incremental data also ensures that the backup is more quickly executed (up to 98% faster than traditional tape methods). Secure all data transmitted and stored is in encrypted format so that no-one, apart from authorised users, can read them. The buildings where these data centres are located are highly secure. 003 Stress-free backups run automatically in the background, freeing up your time to get on with other things, whilst you re safe in the knowledge that your backup won t fail. Anytime, anywhere a file can be recovered in minutes simply by pointing and clicking. Data can be retrieved and restored to the original laptop, desktop, server or replacement machine anywhere in the world via web interface. Files can be downloaded, viewed or ed. Additional features include: Intelligent data filtering & selection ensures completeness of backup sets Runs as a service (no login required) Easy restore in the case of data loss, virus attacks, hardware failure, etc. JAVA client allows cross-platform functionality Redundant off-site storage means less downtime and greater security Secure encryption of company data Easy to setup and usage Network monitoring Version control LAN, WAN, and VPN support Reduced file server and network loads Snapshot option to address large data volumes during initial backup and in the case of data recovery
5 Open File Management Plug-ins available Trickle transfer with up to 98% bandwidth reduction Centralised administration Administrator-level file exclusion with full logging and error reporting Fully scalable, available for servers, desktops and laptops Data Centre Features Fully secure and in separate locations Access controlled by swipe card system 24-hour security surveillance of buildings (inside and outside) by CCTV Multiple, redundant mains power feeds with UPS and generator backup Fire suppression systems Monitored air conditioning 004 Security Features M4 s Online Backup Server Edition ensures your data is protected every step of the way, incorporating the leading security technology available. M4 s Online Backup Server Edition uses the Attix5 Backup Professional software to power the solution and is the most secure product of its class in the world. This means that any sensitive data stored, transmitted or accessed online using Backup Solutions is protected by bank-level plus security. The key security features of M4 s Online Backup are: 448 bit encryption of all data stored on Storage Platforms 128 bit SSL encryption for data in transit across the Internet RSA KEON PKI and SecurID (plug-in) Intelligent file selection Advanced backup scheduling Automatic offsite data transfer Resume on disconnection
6 How It Works Technical Architecture & Description M4 Online Backup Server Edition is a key component of any enterprise backup solution. It ensures that all servers backup data automatically over the network. Firstly, a full backup is made of the identified data set, compressed, and transmitted to the Storage Platform. Proprietary Snapshot technology allows for large initial data backups. An incremental patch backup is then executed that sends only the binary changes made to data files and then copies the data to the remote server. The backup works over any TCP/IP network. The administrator can access the data over the corporate Intranet, direct dial up or from anywhere in the world via the Internet. 005 All backed up data is stored on highly redundant Storage Platforms, using RAID5 file servers, in secure Data Centres, which are located in disaster recovery buildings owned and run by IBM Business Continuity & Recovery Services. The primary Storage Platforms are used for processing backups and act as the primary data store; thereafter the data replication takes place every 15 minutes and is transferred (via a Private Network) to a second remote site, otherwise known as the Mirror Storage Platform, thus providing the highest level of redundancy for customer data.
7 Software Components Attix5 Overview The system supplied by M4 Systems is powered by Attix5 - a professional, RSA security approved backup solution. The Attix5 software automatically filters, selects and copies data from a client s server to a highly secure, off-site Data Storage platform. Thereafter the stored data is replicated every 15 minutes to a secondary remote data centre. 006 Attix5 Backup Professional is a small JAVA client, which is remotely deployed to user devices to automate secure backup of data according to customisable file filters and scheduler settings. Data transfer is reduced by as much as 98% by a proprietary incremental patching technique. Secure encryption of all data ensures confidentiality while an intuitive user interface allows users to recover data immediately, and from any point in time. Attix5 Backup Professional Server Edition - Client Agent An, easy to use, Attix5 Server Edition client agent is installed on each server. The administrator will then choose an encryption key and ensure that the correct files and folders have been selected for backup. The Client Agent then automatically schedules backups according to the policies set up by the administrator.
8 007 Page 9 of 11 Issue Date: March 2007 M4 Online Backup Remote servers will automatically detect network connections and backup whilst online. The Client Agent is a 100% JAVA application and, together with the correct JRE (Java Runtime Environment), can be installed onto most operating systems. Attix5 Backup Professional Server Edition Database Agent Backup Professional Server Edition supports most popular databases and applications. The Server Edition offers seamless integration with these databases and applications and enables online operations that do not eliminate end user access to data through the backup of locked files. The ever-growing list of agents currently includes MS Exchange, MS SQL Server, Lotus Domino, Sybase ASE, Oracle, and GroupWise.
9 Operating System & Database Support M4 Online Backup Server Edition safely and securely backs up most common operating systems as well as open files and databases running on them. M4 Online Backup Server Edition currently supports: Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Windows NT4.0 (SP6) Novell NetWare v6 & v6.5 Server Edition Plug-ins: 008 MS Exchange 2000/2003 MS Exchange 5.5 (NT4 only) MS SQL 2000 MS SQL 7 Sybase ASE12.5 Lotus Domino 5 Lotus Domino 6 & 6.5 Oracle 8i & 9i notification Script Plug-in System State Plug-in Single Mailbox Recovery for Exchange References The following are just some of the organisations successfully using the Attix5 powered online backup system: Aerion Fund Management Ltd Aspen Healthcare Ltd Audio Network plc Citisoft plc Commonwealth Secretariat European Nickel plc Kennedys Solicitors King Edward VII Hospital Overseas Development Institute Majedie Fund Management Ltd The Evolution Group plc Thurrock Council Toni & Guy Unite plc
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