London, UK – Audio Network, a leading provider of high quality production music for both TV and advertising with over 60 staff and 18 locations across every continent, has today agreed to back up its data to the cloud using Securstore. It engages with 400 composers to produce quality music and releases up to 1,000 tracks per month. Its ethos centres around quality, ease of use and creativity (i.e. collaborating with the best composers and musicians), alongside a first class service to meet the needs of its customers.

As surveys by senior IT personnel suggest, the tide is changing with tape systems or other on-site technologies not being able to cope with backing up vast amounts of data or complex infrastructures. This in turn has resulted in offsite cloud backup or “Cloud Offerings” being the way forward. Securstore’s solution meets the requirements of the modern enterprise, which benefits Audio Network as a key focus for the company is recoverability and having the ability to restore single files/emails or large amounts of data quickly and efficiently.

Securstore provides an agentless solution that removes the tiresome task of needing to install software on every machine. It isn’t a pay per user, server, or desktop licensing model – it’s all about how much data is stored. Therefore, it allows Audio Network to be in full control of its costs by letting it decide what it wants to back up by selecting what files it wants to send offsite. The high end technology supports all operating systems, applications, laptops, smartphones and virtual environments as well as offering brick level backups/restores of Exchange, Lotus Notes, GroupWise and SharePoint.

Kieran Lewer, Head of IT & Operations at Audio Network, said, “The market is a minefield when it comes to choosing the right solution for any product or service. There are so many offerings from various providers and especially with Cloud Backup. The only difference when choosing a solution to protect our business critical data was more caution and thorough research had to be applied – there was no way we could commit to anyone without extensive due diligence. Thankfully Securstore provided us with the confidence to partner with them for this project. This was enforced by its UKAS accredited ISO 27001 certificate, PC Pro Recommended Award and being Asigra Partner of the Year. We look forward to a long term relationship with them”.

When data security is concerned, it is not enough to be able to just perform backups and restores. What distinguishes one solution from the other is the guarantee that global security standards are being met and followed to ensure sensitive data is tightly protected and cannot be accessed by any third party. Securstore’s solution is fully automated and complies with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Gram-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Payment Card Industry
Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Basel II, and many others, while also being FIPS 140-2 certified. Tape based backup systems require manual intervention and are not compliant with these regulations; this was a key factor in the decision process for Audio Network.

Saaher Muzafer, Chief Sales Officer of Securstore, said, “We are pleased Audio Network has come on board with us, its reputation is such of credibility that its needs have to be aligned with a backup solution that can help protect the business should a disaster scenario ever occur. The ability to add more sites and consolidate into an all-one-solution is also important for Audio Network as it means resources can be wisely used in other areas of the business”.

About Audio Network
With a catalogue of well over 60,000 tracks, Audio Network offers a complete music solution by cutting through the traditionally complex and costly processes of licensing music.  All high quality tracks are pre-cleared for multiple formats, for the world, forever.

This approach allows producers to make content for international distribution, emerging platforms and new media without the need to go through the complicated and expensive process of clearing individual tracks or re-versioning productions.

The company supplies music to some major international media clients, including BBC, HBO, MSN, MTV Networks, National Geographic Ogilvy, and Endemol.

Audio Network owns the rights to its extensive catalogue which covers a full range of music styles from classical to hip hop and from country to rock ‘n’ roll.  This high quality music is created by its team of established international composers and recorded by major orchestras and artistes including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Dame Evelyn Glennie OBE and the late Sir John Dankworth CBE.

In addition to supplying original scoring, audio branding, sound design services and working as creative partners alongside over 400 renowned composers, Audio Network now has interests and operations in multiple territories, worldwide.

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