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Freecom Tough Drive Portable HDDs now come with hardware encryption for added protection

Freecom Tough Drive

Data security is about keeping data safe. Many individuals, small business and major companies rely heavily on their computer systems on a daily basis. But what happens if the data on these computer systems is damaged, lost or stolen? Could your customers afford to lose important files or, worse still, their client, customer or employee data?

Data loss can occur in many ways. It could be lost or damaged during a system crash; corrupted through faulty hardware, viruses or power failure; hacked into by unauthorised users; destroyed by an act of terrorism; or simply lost through accidental file deletion, overwriting or being left on a mode of transport during travel.

The good news is there are plenty of actions you and your customers can take to avoid becoming a victim of data loss.

First steps
So what can you do? Ensure you make regular backups of your data and store your backups in a separate location. Run anti-virus software on your computer hardware. Use passwords and write-protect files. Perhaps the most important measure you can take is to ensure any devices you use to transport data, such as USB and hard drives, have file encryption capabilities.

Freecom has a range of storage devices that are perfect for ensuring important, confidential files are kept safe and secure.

The Freecom Tough Drive Portable HDD now features AES 256-bit Hardware Encryption, which keeps data fully secure if the drive is lost or stolen.  It is the ideal external storage solution for people on the move. Fitted with an internal anti-shock frame and a unique soft silicone cover, it can withstand bumps and drops of up to 2 metres, remaining fully functional even if dropped.

Data protection
As if data protection wasn’t already a hot topic, it now has even more potential to impact businesses when new rules come into force next year. Companies of all sizes need to put personal data protection high up on their to-do lists in advance of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

From May 25, 2018 onwards, any breaches of the new GDPR regulations will see companies pay fines of up to €20 million or 4% of their annual global revenue, whichever is greater. This means that from 2018 onwards, companies should implement suitable policies and security measures to protect the personal information of clients, customers and employees.

The Tough Drive ensures you can still access your valuable files. A safe feeling. Provided by Freecom.

For more information, contact your VOW Account Manager.



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