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. 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.”
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