data protection


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data protection

[′dad·ə prə‚tek·shən]
(computer science)
The safeguarding of data against unauthorized access or accidental or deliberate loss or damage.

data protection

An umbrella term for various procedures that ensure information is secure and available only to authorized users. See privacy, encryption, security, backup and data protection management.
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IT shops must choose between tape-centric backup and recovery, which offers lower levels of data protection, characterized by slower and unreliable restores and data that strays beyond systems' control, or disk-centric data protection which offers great benefits in data protection and availability, but comes at a steep price that will only accelerate with data growth.
Reliaty Backup is the only data protection software to reduce media costs in a heterogeneous environment by offering the ability to intermingle data from different platforms on a single tape.
But when data moves beyond the firewall to the remote office additional layers of data protection are required.
Recovery management can be used to overcome the limitations of existing "point in time" oriented data protection products for application environments where backup window, RPO and RTO are issues.
Backup and restore products are typically at the core of a data protection solution.
Different levels of data protection exist and, as expected, higher levels of data protection cost more to implement.
For many organizations, specifically the SMB (small to medium business), the difference between survival and closure rests on its data protection technology and its ability to recovery from a data disaster.

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