Configuration backups are the first step to recovery.
The first step to approaching infrastructure resiliency is to ensure that you have secure off-site backups ready at a moment's notice. Having a working configuration file is the difference between a functional network device and an expensive paperweight. When time and security count, don't second-guess the importance of having a configuration ready to go.
NetWorks Group's Configuration Backup service provides daily and ad-hoc configuration backups of your enterprises' most crucial services and appliances. Whether you need to ensure that you have a ready-to-go backup of your Cisco Switch, Juniper Firewall, or Trend WorryFree deployment, we're able to cover them all.
With the in-house expertise of NetWorks Group development staff, we likely have (or can enable) support for your most needed devices and software into our comprehensive backup system. By focusing on ease of deployment, information security, and strong policy surrounding your data, you can be assured that we're taking the steps to protect your configurations at all times.
Never wonder if...
With configuration backups coming to our secure server daily, we're watching for any failures to ensure that we have a recent backup at all times. Need an extra backup taken? We can do that for you too.
Have something to show
Auditors and customers alike often require knowledge of your backup practices and procedures. Be ready to tell them that you're compliant with off-site, encrypted backups of critical devices and appliance configurations.
Deploy a new device in minutes
Having to re-create configuration files can take hours to get right. Further, having to deploy a device at 3AM after a failure can lead to misconfiguration, poor security policies, and leaving out important directives.
See the difference
With supported configuration types, we can give you perspective on how your configurations have changed over time. If you wonder when that last firewall rule change occurred or why telnet is enabled, let us give you a differential of your configuration and stop wondering.
Our approach to Configuration Backups.
NetWorks Group is interested in providing your team with a hassle-free method of backing up your most important — and often forgotten about — configurations. We'll work with you to ensure that in a pinch you've got a backup ready for all of your critical services and devices. With our Configuration Backup service you'll no longer have to guess when your last backup was taken or where and how it's being stored.
Automated and Fast
Each of your configured devices will be backed up daily without wasting any of your time. Once deployed, we'll handle the rest of the work. Just sit back and let our service handle the tedious part of backups.
We'll Support You
With an ever increasing list of supported device types, platforms, and software packages, NetWorks Group will work with your team to add support if we haven't yet implemented functionality to do so.
Integrity and Security
Our security mechanisms ensure that all data in transit and at rest related to your configurations are handled safely. We only use industry standard cryptography and have segmented customers' data appropriately.
Differentials on Demand
Our system allows for comparing two configurations files and looking for differences on many common platforms. If you're wondering what changed when and where, we're happy to help find out the answer!
NetWorks Group knows how to help your team securely and safely provide us with the access we will need to handle backups. Whether you have a firewall, IPS, proxy, or NAT, we can work with you to get things setup.
Another Pair of Eyes
If your team ever does need a helping hand, we know where to find the configuration to review. Our security analysts and network engineers can be there to assist your organization, ready with the details needed.
We know you care about your data; we do too.
It's not simply enough to say, "we secure your data". Often these configuration files are crucial to the security of your organization and we want you to know that we understand and respect your concern shipping that data to another company. Consider the following information as a glimpse into our focus on security and of course, contact us directly if you want to know more.
Standards based cryptography
Inventing your own cryptography to handle data security is about as intelligent as building a boat out of tissue paper. Our Configuration Backup service utilizes only industry recognized cryptography standards such as AES and RSA with large key sizes.
We treat your data with respect
Only specific NetWorks Group employees hold privilege to access your backup data (on request). Further, all access to your data requires our staff to utilize two-factor authentication at all times.
Just enough complexity
Each backup has been encrypted with a unique, randomly generated symmetric key, that has then been encrypted with a customer's account public key. This ensures that only a single customer's private key is able to decrypt the backup encryption key, which is subsequently used to decrypt the configuration backup.
Multiple points of redundancy
Our backup system has been designed for resiliency. Backups are primarily stored on-premise in our secure data center facility. We then add redundancy to all encrypted keys and encrypted backups by transmitting that data to an off-site cloud vendor that stores the data in triplicate.
Encryption at every stop
All data that is uploaded or downloaded to our secure backup server is transmitted using SSL. Data at rest encryption is great, but we have no intention of letting anyone steal your sensitive data over the wire, either.
Least privilege and segmentation matter
At no time are customers allowed to "login" to directly access backup data. Customers who require the ability to "push" data to our backup server will only have enough access to do so and never receive credentials or privilege beyond a simple secure copy operation on our server.