"40% of computer users have been infected by a virus."
-- The National Cyber Security Alliance Internet Security Study
How It Works

Essential
How effective would your business be if your accounting files, word-processing documents, email, and contact databases were wiped out completely? How many hours would it take to recreate the lost information from scratch-if it's possible at all?

As we do more business by computer, increasing amounts of our most important data is available only in digital form. This data is surprisingly delicate and is vulnerable to human error, accidental deletion, computer and hard drive failures, power surges, viruses, theft, fire, and water damage.

Regular backups are vital insurance against data-loss catastrophe. Unfortunately, this is a lesson that most people learn only from bitter experience. Investing in a backup plan is a cost that is far less than the often-impossible task of recreating lost data.

The most successful backup solutions are automated. As soon as computer backups depend on us to start it, swap out a tape, or insert at blank CD the system will start to fall apart. People get busy; run out of CD's; or postpone backing up until it's too late.

Blue Granite Backups eliminates the hassles and the worries of traditional onsite backups and is easy to use, automatic, secure, scalable and affordable. Expect reliable and routine backups once a day, everyday, with minimal impact on your computer.

Overview
Blue Granite Backups automatically and securely backs up the irreplaceable contents of your computer. It starts the backup every day at a time of your choosing, then checks your computer and creates a list of files that have changed since the last backup. Those files are compressed and encrypted and then sent to our secure Data Center via a high speed internet connection. You then receive an e-mail with the details so that you know your data is secure. There are no procedures to follow. No schedules to maintain. You'll never have to worry about your backup again.

Simple
Blue Granite Backups is completely automated. All new and changed data files are backed up every day according to the schedule you set. You don't have to do anything! After each backup you receive an e-mail confirmation so that you know your data is secure. Installation is easy. Blue Granite Backups works with you to determine where your important files are and what needs to be backed up and configures the software based on your needs.

Security
Blue Granite Backups takes data privacy and security very seriously. The encryption algorithms that Blue Granite's backup solution employs are the strongest and most secure in the world. The encryption key created during the initial client installation is the only key to your data-period. This key is typically maintained by you so that no one else, not even Blue Granite staff, will have access to your sensitive files and data.

Our Data Center is highly secure with 24 hour security, uninterruptible power sources, state-of-the-art fire suppression and network management and monitoring. This encryption process exceeds HIPAA requirements for protected health information management.

Recovery
With Blue Granite Backups, restoring files is quick and easy. If you accidentally delete or otherwise lose some of your files, it takes just a few clicks from your desktop to get them back. If your computer is damaged, stolen or crashes and you lose all your files, you'll know that a current copy of your critical data is stored offsite - and can be easily restored to a new computer in order to resume normal business operations.

All of your data is available for restoration 24/7 whenever it's needed, up to the last time that particular computer was backed up. Just a few mouse clicks safely retrieves the data to any computer with an Internet connection.

System Requirements
Blue Granite Backups requires nothing more than a Windows PC and a high speed Internet connection, so there's no need to upgrade your computer.

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