Code42 customer Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management and automation. The company helps its customers manage energy and processes in homes, commercial buildings, data centers and industries. With such a wide variety of projects in the organization, the company’s IT desk also faces a broad range of requests from employees. Fortunately, Schneider Electric is a Code42 customer, and the self-service features of the Code42 platform help keep minor tasks like device migrations and file restores from getting in the way of more pressing IT projects.
Schneider Electric Infrastructure Architect Brian Junker and Endpoint Solutions Senior Engineer Austin Joe recently spoke to us about how Code42 helps them preserve the productivity of both the IT team and end users.
In this video, they discuss how Code42’s self-service restore features remove the burden of file restores from IT:
In the second video, Brian and Austin discuss how those same self-service restore features are saving time in device migration and tech refresh projects — a task that traditionally eats up a lot of hours for both IT and the end user.
Best Practices in Device Migration: Two Scalable Strategies
Due to the evolving nature of cyber threats—including ransomware, cryptomining, inside actors and more—the definition of “data security” is shifting. Traditional data recovery, including backup and restore, is merging with security functionality to create more comprehensive data protection—the kind of protection companies need in a threat landscape where breaches happen even with the strongest security perimeters.
Luckily for organizations, there are strategies and tools out there to allow the kind of collaboration within IT and security that will reduce risk and save time and money. Nowhere is this more important than in managing the IT needs of a remote workforce. A great example of best practices around this is Zinpro Corp., which uses Code42’s Backup + Restore and Security Center solutions to protect the data of its global employee base.
Remote backup for global workforce
For nearly half a century, Zinpro has pioneered research and development of organic trace minerals that improve animal wellness and performance. With a tight focus on trace mineral nutrition, the private, family-owned company attributes its steady growth to the high caliber of its products and its workforce.
It now operates in 11 countries and markets its products in more than 70 countries. Continuous growth of a largely remote workforce brought IT challenges, such as providing reliable backup and monitoring of the company’s employee base. That’s where Code42 comes in.
Zinpro started using Backup + Restore five years ago to protect and mitigate data loss across its global workforce. The Backup + Restore solution has saved the day for Zinpro’s IT department many times.
In one example, an employee working in Belgium took her laptop to the Apple store to diagnose an issue. In order to reinstall the operating system, an Apple employee wiped her hard drive, deleting all of her files.
The employee, who hadn’t backed up her files locally, asked Zinpro’s IT department if anything could be done. Because Zinpro had been using Code42, they were able to restore everything to her computer.
“Without the Code42 backup, she would have lost everything,” said Andrew Williams, Zinpro’s systems engineer and client device specialist. “We were able to use Code42 to restore everything.” Andrew was a finalist in Code42’s 2018 Evolutionary Awards in the Catalyst category.
“ Zinpro is also expanding its use of Code42 Security Center, merging the success of its Backup + Restore practices with the solution’s data monitoring capabilities. The new approach is already reaping benefits. ”
Zinpro is also expanding its use of Code42 Security Center, merging the success of its Backup + Restore practices with the solution’s data monitoring capabilities. The new approach is already reaping benefits. Recently, when an employee left the company, Zinpro was unsure whether she had taken files with her.
Using Code42, Zinpro’s IT department was able to quickly check her computer to see if any files had been moved or transferred. “There was nothing to be worried about, everything was good to go,” said Williams. “Code42 helped put our minds at ease.”
As Zinpro has grown, it continues to add Code42 licenses for each employee. Williams, who is in charge of purchasing for the IT department, has had no trouble making the case for each employee to have a Code42 seat.
“Code42 has saved me many different times and it’s made my job 10 times easier,” said Williams.
Continuing its legacy of steady global growth, Zinpro has a bright future improving trace mineral nutrition for animals. And through its use of Code42 solutions, Zinpro’s IT department will be able to do its part in supporting the company’s employees and mission.
“Code42 is great,” says Williams. “Everyone at Code42 is easy to talk to. You can ask them anything. If they don’t know, they’ll find someone to get the answer for you.”
Schneider Electric Sweden, an energy management company, lives or dies based on the success of their team of well-traveled consultants. And their consultants’ success is directly tied to the sensitive data that travels with them wherever they go. In fact, Schneider estimates the value of the data on a consultant’s laptop to be $150,000.
Because of the importance of this data–and the dire business consequences of it being lost, stolen or simply unavailable–Schneider decided to upgrade their backup and recovery solution to Code42.
The change was easy to justify. Schneider implemented the Code42 solution and it has already paid off for them in substantial ways:
Laptop upgrades in one sixth the time
Over 7,000 hours of employee downtime saved
Successful recovery from a WannaCry ransomware attack
Check out the full case study to learn more about how Schneider Electric keeps their most precious resource–their consultants–as productive as possible.
Is your organization ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? There’s a reason we’ve written so much about GDPR recently. According to Gartner, around half of companies won’t be compliant by the May 25, 2018 deadline. Unfortunately, GDPR isn’t a moment in time or a binary switch–your company can’t prepare for May 25th and stop worrying about it on May 26th. GDPR compliance is an ongoing state that your organization needs to maintain–forever.
To make things more complicated, how you maintain GDPR compliance likely isn’t static either. The spirit of GDPR is “privacy by design,” while the digital transformation most organizations are going through relies on the concept of “digital trust,” or becoming more comfortable with data in the cloud. These two forces might seem inherently at odds with one another–how can you maintain data privacy while becoming more comfortable with data moving outside of the corporate network.
We don’t have the answer here for you today, although it is a topic that we’ll cover more on this blog in the near future. Here’s what we can tell you: You can prepare for the short-term and long-term effects of GDPR compliance regulations with endpoint recovery and visibility. Take Marel, for example. The leading global provider of processing systems for the meat, poultry and fish industries, Marel has offices in 30 countries, with 55 percent of those located in the European Union (EU). Marel relies on Code42 to protect the data for its highly mobile workforce from data loss, but also as part of its broader GDPR compliance efforts. Learn how and why Marel believes that Code42 is a key part of its GDPR compliance plan by reading the case study today. Then, be sure to check back on the blog as we continue to dive into the ongoing ramifications of this game-changing data protection regulation.
It’s Time to Rethink DLP
See how reframing DLP around protection rather than prevention delivers powerful benefits.
Code42 provides your business with a variety of data security benefits, including increased productivity, risk mitigation, streamlined user workflows and more – all in a single product that’s been proven to ultimately save you money. While Code42 has a few primary use cases – backup and recovery, device migration, etc. – we’ve learned that our different customers use our solutions in different ways.
We’ve asked some of our customers to tell their stories of how Code42 has helped in their organizations. Today, Lincoln Higdon, director of information technology at professional services firm North Highland, explains how they use Code42 for backup and recovery, including how Code42 saved some very important data from coffee-related disaster. He has high praise for how Code42 has evolved along with his company’s needs and for how the Code42 platform consistently saves IT time and productivity. In the professional services industry, the old saying “time is money” is especially true. As a company that depends on billable hours, any downtime can literally harm the bottom line, the company’s reputation or both. Fortunately, with Code42, firms like North Highland can easily bounce back from data loss. Check out the video to hear Lincoln’s story.
The Six Failures of Legacy DLP
Legacy DLP products have failed to deliver on their promise to prevent serious instances of data loss, leak, misuse and theft. Learn how to overcome six shortcomings.
Code42 provides your business with a variety of data security benefits, including increased productivity, risk mitigation, streamlined user workflows, and more – all in a single product that’s been proven to ultimately save you money. While Code42 has a few primary use cases – backup and recovery, device migration, etc. – we’ve learned that our different customers use our solutions in different ways.
We’ve asked some of our customers to tell their stories of how Code42 has helped in their organizations. Today, Qualcomm IT Engineer Ben Molesworth and Senior Manager of Information Technology Chris Millet discuss the multiple benefits their organization derives from the Code42 platform. In the video below, Ben and Chris discuss Code42’s data restore capabilities, how Code42 has cut their tech refresh process from eight hours per device to only thirty minutes, and how Code42 makes it easy to manage 30,000 users from a single admin console. See their stories in the video below.
Best Practices in Device Migration: Two Scalable Strategies
Code42 provides your business with a variety of data security benefits, including increased productivity, risk mitigation, streamlined user workflows, and more – all in a single product that’s been proven to ultimately save you money. While Code42 has a few primary use cases – backup and recovery, device migration, etc. – we’ve learned that our different customers use Code42 in different ways. To explore how customers use our product, we recently partnered with the talented team at creative agency Crash+Sues to create a series of animated videos featuring the voices and likenesses of actual Code42 users.
In our latest video, Jeff Hiner, systems administrator at Utex Industries, explains that the company suffered an insider breach when a company chemist decided to steal company files. While Utex was already a Code42 customer and had already purchased a license for Security Center, they hadn’t yet set it up. As a result, the had to conduct an investigation that was both expensive and time-consuming. Jeff tells the story in just 42 seconds. Watch it below.
Code42 provides your business with a variety of data security benefits, including increased productivity, risk mitigation, streamlined user workflows, and more–all in a single product that’s been proven to ultimately save you money. While Code42 has a few primary use cases–backup and recovery, device migration, etc.–we’ve learned that our different customers use Code42 in different ways. To explore how customers use our product, we recently partnered with the talented team at creative agency Crash+Sues to create a series of animated videos featuring the voices and likenesses of actual Code42 users.
In our latest video, Naazer Ashraf, senior computing consultant at Lehigh University, explains why they rely on Code42 over sync and share products for data backup and restore. As one of the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh’s faculty are known for their excellence in research. Obviously, data is extremely important (and valuable) to researchers, so imagine the reaction when one researcher deleted files from Google Drive to save space–and discovered that doing so wiped the files for 10 other researchers. Naazer tells the story in just 42 seconds. Check it out below.
Communities Unlimited is an Arkansas-based non-profit with the stated mission “to move rural and under-resourced communities in areas of persistent poverty to sustainable prosperity.” The organization helps communities, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and families with lending programs, business consulting, and even technical support. Communities Unlimited services seven southern states: Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Alabama. Their service area includes 60 percent of the persistently poor counties in the United States.
Communities Unlimited might not be type of organization you think of first when you think of who needs rock-solid data protection, but it turns out that it has very critical data protection needs. As a condition of government grants, Communities Unlimited (and organizations like it) must retain data for seven years. With a geographically huge service area, the organization has many employees in the field. And as an organization that provides technical support to small businesses and families, they are not only handling their data, but the data of clients as well.
Communities Unlimited now uses Code42 for automatic and continuous data backup, and like many organizations, they came to us after their previous data protection strategy failed. Before Code42, the organization was using external hard drives and Microsoft OneDrive to back up its files. But catastrophe struck, and Communities Unlimited learned the hard way that both sync and share products like OneDrive and policy-dependent backup methods like external hard drives have serious shortcomings as data protection solutions.
In the Communities Unlimited case study, you’ll learn about the painstaking, months-long recovery process Communities Unlimited had to undertake in order to recover their critical data. You’ll also learn how that problem has been solved with Code42, as well as how the organization has used it to disarm ransomware, protect their employees in the field, and why Communities Unlimited IT Manager Cliff Goeke says, “With Code42, we’re always protected—and that gives us peace of mind.”
For some businesses, the old adage “time is money” is especially true. Take the construction industry. You might not think that a lost file would cause significant headaches at a building site, but when you start pulling on that thread, it all makes sense. If an engineer loses a file and has to spend 15 minutes calling IT, that may result in concrete hardening inside a mixing truck, workers sitting idle while on the clock, or other delays – all of which cost money.
MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions is a full-service, design-build mechanical contractor based in the Pacific Northwest, and the subject of the most recent Code42 case study. In it, MacDonald-Miller network administrator Chad Tracy discusses how Code42 has helped the organization prevent data loss, protecting them from loss of time, money and reputation.
Prior to Code42, data loss had a very real cascading effect on the company. “When people would lose a file, they’d say, ‘You know, the two to four hours it took me to recreate that file cost me time on the job,’” Tracy says. “It got to a point where we heard enough of those stories. We just wanted a system in place so it would never happen again.”
Read the case study today to learn why MacDonald-Miller believes that Code42 not only protects the company from risks to future growth, but also changed the very culture of the company.
MacDonald-Miller Protects Company Time, Money and Reputation