Intruders love to attack web applications. Why? Because lots of web apps are designed to do a specific job quickly and efficiently — and start paying off as soon as possible.
The sad truth is that too many times, security takes a back seat in the get-it-up-now world of web app development, especially when we’re talking about custom code rather than commercial software. Hackers know this, so they do everything they can to exploit vulnerabilities in web apps.
A web application exposes your network to the public internet. If you don’t harden your web apps, you’re basically leaving the front door unlocked and inviting the world in. The world is full of great people, of course, but often the ones who want into your network are precisely the ones you want to keep out.
Nobody wants to experience downtime due to a natural disaster, cyberattack, or some other unforeseen failure. Today’s economy has become so dependent on data that losing crucial IT resources for hours can damage a company’s reputation and bottom line.
That’s why Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) has become such a fast-growing industry sector. DRaaS providers make the most of cloud technologies to supply real-time failover that ensures your critical applications are always available, even if your production environment experiences an incident or outage.
The question is, which DRaaS provider should you partner with? Of course, everything depends on your company’s unique business and IT needs, but there are at least four questions you should ask DRaaS providers to help narrow down your choices.