Avoid These 3 Mistakes To Prevent Endpoint Data Loss

Sashishekhar Panda

May 31, 2023

2 min read


In the present-day digitised business landscape and distributed work environment, significant amount of company data is stored on employees’ endpoints devices. Although this has made it easy for employees to access and process data, there are various risks that enterprises face if the device gets damaged or falls into the wrong hands – all potentially leading to data loss and its consequences, which can be as grave as sensitive data leaks, regulatory actions and reputational damage.

Here are the top 3 mistakes that one must avoid to prevent endpoint data loss.

  • Lack of endpoint backup: System failure, hardware failure, malware attacks, or unintentional deletion can lead to data loss, which can be detrimental to business. Having an endpoint backup solution will allow data to be restored to an earlier point in time in case the endpoint is compromised. An easy-to-use and powerful enterprise endpoint backup solution, Yotta Safe, enables scheduled, simplified, and effective backup of desktops and laptops supporting major operating systems like Windows, Linux, and Macintosh. Yotta Safe empowers administrators and users with a rich set of features like Immutable backup, anomaly detection and notification, AES 256-bit data encryption while transit and at rest, geo-location and remote wipeout, compression and deduplication, easy restoration with unified management dashboard and reporting.
  • Not sensitising workforce about importance of data and impact of data loss: While people may claim to understand the value of their endpoint data, its true importance may not always be fully appreciated until it is lost. When data loss occurs, employees suddenly lose access to all the information they need to do their jobs. They have to work to recreate this information or work around it, taking them away from performing their actual jobs. Endpoint data loss might not affect the operations of the business, but it most certainly impacts the productivity of the employees involved. It is, therefore, necessary to sensitise the users on a regular basis about the importance of data and the best practices to keep the data safe.
  • Failing to educate workforce about backups: It is important to make employees aware of the importance of backups. Data is susceptible to loss or corruption when employees fail to complete backups or are unaware of how to do so. Users also inadvertently exit the routine backup process when it interferes with their work. Companies must inform their workforce about the value of regular data backups and give them detailed instructions on how to carry them out.

They should take steps to monitor and confirm that backups are being completed properly in addition to informing staff about backup methods. Having a trustworthy enterprise endpoint backup solution in place is essential for a company’s recovery in the event of data loss or corruption. Many endpoint backups require employees to manually backup their data, which may hamper their work. This challenge can be overcome by choosing a solution that has scheduled backup capabilities, which leave no impact on other processes.

Backing up endpoints is a critical aspect of any enterprise’s data backup and recovery strategy. Given that endpoints contain sensitive data such as customer information, losing it could lead to financial and reputational losses. Endpoints are vital for businesses to run successfully and efficiently. Protecting endpoint data through regular backups is, therefore, essential for businesses to ensure continuity and safeguard their reputation.

Sashishekhar Panda

VP and Head - Products & Services

With 16 years of rich expertise in product marketing and lifecycle management of data centers, hosting and cloud services, Sashi heads Extended & Federated Cloud Services and Infrastructure Management Services at Yotta. He has been previously associated with Reliance, Nxtra, Tata, among other companies.

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