Moreton Smith, an award-winning credit management agency renowned for its powerful Credit Management Solution, has chosen to back up its business critical data with SecurStore, the trusted and specialist provider of Cloud Services. Supporting customers worldwide and founded in 1994, Moreton Smith manages over £10 billion of client receivables through its service and software offerings annually. It supports just under a fifth of all FTSE 100 companies and serves over 640 clients across 36 industries in 123 countries. For this reason, data has to be securely protected without any impact on IT resources and management.
Moreton Smith now has full data protection with SecurStore’s enterprise-grade technology. Its agentless backup utilises military-strength encryption and includes support for every IT configuration, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, Novell, VMware, Hyper-V, XenSource, MS-SharePoint, MS-Exchange, MS-SQL, SAP, Oracle, DB2, PostgreSQL, Lotus Notes & Domino, GroupWise and MySQL. Laptops, and data residing on remote devices like tablets and smartphones, can also be backed up with SecurStore’s Lite client.Employing strong security measures and passing data compliance audits are all data protection benefits that Moreton Smith now enjoys. SecurStore is regularly audited and re-certified for ISO 27001 accreditation – this guarantees SecurStore’s working practices and data centres match the stringent data protection standards expected by the British Standards Institute. It also meets the terms of the Information Security Standard, as well as providing dedicated 24/7 technical support.Unique Multi-Tier Storage Model
The final concern Moreton Smith faced was data scalability and future growth. SecurStore’s backup solution allows Moreton Smith to utilise different storage layers to ensure its backup requirements are fully met and costs are sustained. SecurStore offers a cloud solution that utilises two backup tiers – critical data is stored on fibre channel disks for fast recovery and less critical data on SATA disks for recovery within 24 hours. It also includes local copy functionality for creating onsite copies on any device if required. This means recovery can occur at LAN network speeds should the need arise.
The availability of an onsite software license means Moreton Smith enjoys three tiers of protection, as well as extra protection from local data copies. In the near future the company will be able to take advantage of SecurStore’s upcoming offsite green tier. This will help Moreton Smith to reduce its carbon footprint, employ greater social responsibility and finally, allow the use of a truly unique and innovative solution.