World Backup Day – backup your switch and firewall configurations

March 31,2021 in  Company News
by J.B. Fowler

It’s World Backup Day so don’t forget to backup switch and firewall configurations on your networks. 

World Backup Day - backup switch, firewall and access point configurations

It’s World Backup Day and we don’t want you to forget to backup switch and firewall configurations on your networks. 

If you’re an MSP you already know how important it is to ensure your client’s data is protected and backed up! I’m sure you are already very busy today taking extra precaution that everything important on your client’s networks is getting backed up safely. 

But what about backing up your clients firewall configs, managed switch configs and the critical components of their network infrastructure? Have you also planned time today to backup those critical elements? 

Whilst you are backing up everything else; photos, documents, documentation, configuration files don’t overlook the importance of also backing up your network configuration files for network infrastructure equipment too like network switches, firewalls and access points. 

If you aren’t backing up your network configurations you’re missing out on something critical that you should be doing for all of your client’s! 

Here’s My World Backup Day message for MSPs on why you should backup your switch configurations, firewall configurations, access points and every component of your client’s network infrastructure 

Why backup your configurations for network infrastructure today on World Backup Day? 

  • Firewalls, network switches and access points are critical components to your client’s business
  • Network infrastructure is the backbone of your client’s business for continuity – no network for many businesses means no operations and lost revenues 
  • Minimizing downtime is critical to the operating of your client’s business
  • Backing up network configurations is critical to reducing downtime should something go wrong 

How to backup switch and firewall configurations and your network infrastructure?

Luckily, you’re not in this alone and don’t need to sort out backing up your network configurations yourself. 

Our network monitoring system, Domotz, also includes network configuration management features for backing up the configurations of your network infrastructure equipment like network switches, access points and firewalls. 

Domotz automatically backups your network configurations to the cloud, which gives you the assurance that if something does go wrong, you can easily and quickly restore your network infrastructure equipment. 

If your network goes down due to misconfigurations, hardware failures or even just plaine employee errors you’ll already have what you need to quickly restore the network. 

In addition, Domotz also pushes critical information of all your network based assets to your documentation tools (like Hudu and IT Glue) so your network documentation is updated in real-time. 

The software continuously backs up your network based assets to your documentation tools so if something fails in one of your tools, all information will be available in Domotz as well as your documentation tool. 

What is World Backup Day?

World Backup Day is the day that reminds us to protect, save and backup our precious online assets. World Backup Day was first started over 10 years ago in 2011 after conversations and discussions on Reddit. Now many companies and individuals participate in the day annually. 

Learn more about World Backup Day.

Want to backup switch, firewall and access point configurations?

Start a free trial of Domotz network monitoring system so you can start backing up the critical components of your client’s network infrastructure too. 

 

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