If COVID wasn’t enough, many radio stations are faced with the difficult task to protect themselves against ransomware and cryptoware cyber attacks. Combine that with multiple natural disasters like fires and floods and engineers have to find unique methods to not only keep their product on air, but to add redundancy for their sites. Luckily, RCS has Zetta Cloud Based Disaster Recovery, a true cloud solution, written for and on Amazon Web Services, following best practices and securities. With recent spikes in cyber attacks, we decided to dedicate this week’s RCS Live to Zetta Cloud Based Disaster Recovery and how RCS is actively working to keep your audio, metadata, schedules, and backups safe and secure.
Zetta Cloud Based Disaster Recovery, or Zetta Cloud DR, offers next level redundancy for you and your team. Think of Zetta Cloud DR as another site in addition to your current Zetta environment. Automatically, Zetta Cloud DR will save any new audio, metadata, log changes and will even store your SQL backups via Zetta’s Site Replication, so that you can continue to work normally, knowing that Zetta Cloud DR is ready to go live at a moment’s notice. We’ve covered Zetta Cloud Disaster Recovery extensively in the past, so for a full breakdown of Zetta Cloud DR features, check out our recap here.
Privacy and security have and will always be a primary focus for us here at RCS. We’re constantly evolving our securities and best practices with the ever-changing market. When ransomware and cryptoware attacks were introduced, we began to incorporate complex security workflows into our products. Since no one is 100% safe from an attack, our goal is to make the process more and more complicated for the hacker. We could explain exactly what security features we’ve implemented, but that would defeat the purpose. Instead, let us not forget that the first line of defense is you and your team. Be cautious of potentially malicious phishing emails from unknown sources or taking that random file you downloaded onto a USB stick to copy over into your automation environment.
Of course, at the end of the day, RCS will provide you the tools and resources to help keep your system backups safe and secure in multiple locations. And with Zetta Cloud Based Disaster Recovery, know that if there ever was an issue, ransomware or a natural disaster like a fire or flood, your station can be up and running from The Cloud instantly in minutes, not hours or days. Users can continue to add audio, voice track, and run their existing traffic log. Then, when the disaster is over, simply restore your SQL backups from Zetta Cloud DR and Zetta will automatically begin to restore audio based on the current scheduled time. All of this giving your crisis team reassurance and a chance to properly assess and resolve a stressful situation, like a ransomware attack.
In addition to Zetta Cloud Based Disaster Recovery’s redundancy benefits, RCS is also providing significant discounts to our users who are looking for a better way to combat cyber attacks and natural disasters. If you are looking for more information and pricing, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local RCS Sales Representative or your local RCS contact for more information. Again, RCS is not only here to help, but to empower your stations with the tools and resources to stay on the air.