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Why it’s Important to Back up to the Cloud

Why it’s Important to Back up to the Cloud

Enhanced Security

One of the most important features of cloud backup is the security it offers you and your customers. Data loss can be detrimental to Businesses. Files that are selected for backup are encrypted before they are transferred to the cloud and will remain encrypted when they reach it. It uses military grade encryption that only allows the user to view the data. These security measures are far more efficient to on site data backup and recovery systems.

Simple to use

Cloud backup solutions save time and money while making ongoing management and restoration easy. With just a few clicks of the mouse, backed up files can be easily found, accessed and restored. This eliminates hardware, software and cuts maintenance costs. Meaning you don’t require a big IT department and you will be given a portal to backup files to. 

Automatic Replication

Having Data in the cloud allows you to access it anytime and anywhere. As long as there is access to the internet. Our team of engineers can set your files to automatically backup at any time required. This saves time for Businesses whilst giving you peace of mind that your files are safe.


Small to medium size Businesses don’t usually have an unlimited IT budget in place. It’s important to use a solution that makes sense financially to the company. A cloud back up, recovery and restore solution takes advantage of your current setup so you don’t need to buy or install any extra equipment that would incur extra charges.

Improved reliability and Speed of Recovery

In today’s world getting access to backed up data when you need it is critical. Having a cloud and recovery solution will instantly restore data files and you can determine different recovery points depending on your businesses requirements.  We can offer a wide range of options for data recovery to ensure backup and restorations are handled speedily and efficiently.


For more information on this service, call us on 1890-511444 or click the button below.

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Protect your business against fraudulent emails

Business Email Protection Guide

According to Kaspersky Lab “Spam and phishing in 2016” report, about 20% of all spam emails in Q4 2016 distributed ransomware Trojans.

‘A How To Guide to Protecting your Business’

Email scamming and scammers have been around for a long time and many see them as a bit of a joke as they’ve always been very easy to spot. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case as these latest emails appear to be extremely genuine, can often call you by name, and can appear to come from reputable Irish companies, or someone you know – even within your organisation.


The content of these emails generally requires that you click a link within the email body, or open an attachment in the email. The results of opening the attachment or link can be very malicious, and can cause significant damage.


While technology can block the majority of these emails, it cannot block them all. We would advise that you circulate an email to all email users within your organisation to be very cautious when opening email attachments, and to not click any links within these emails, even if it is from someone you know.


If you are unsure in any way, please telephone and speak with the person you received the mail from to verify the content.


Of particular note, are emails claiming to be from:


  • Revenue Commissioners (often with Gaeilge)
  • Eircom / eir
  • Senior people within the company, asking to pay bills
  • National Lottery
  • Bank of Ireland

Also see:

Digital Email Signatures

Ransomware and what you need to know


If you have any questions regarding best practice when dealing with suspicious mails or the best way to protect your organisation from receiving them, please feel free to contact Sleepless.

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How to Protect Your Business From WannaCry


WannaCry (also known as WannaCrypt0r) is a new ransomware attack which started affecting computers last week. It gains access through a backdoor built into older versions of Windows and then encrypts the host hard drive. To unencrypt the files, the victim must send money to the hackers. So far WannaCry has affected thousands of computers and servers, across hundreds of organisations, including the NHS, Telefónica, Nissan and some Irish hospitals, causing untold havoc among those affected.

How to Protect Yourself

WannaCry is unlike other ransomware attacks as it does not spread through infected email links or files, but instead installs automatically, without user input. This means that users must be proactive in protecting themselves from the attack. Users should make sure that their computers are fully updated, and any users running Windows 8 or below should download and install the patch released by Microsoft here.

To protect yourself from future malware attacks you should never open links or files from people you don’t know or trust. Malware is often spread through infected Word or PDF documents, so do not assume any file is safe if it is from an unknown source.

For a comprehensive anti-malware solution, users should consider Webroot Security and Sleepless Cloud Backup to stop threats from gaining access to your systems and to keep your files safe, away from the risk of infection.


For more information on the Security and Backup services Sleepless provides, please click here and here.

If you have any other questions regarding our Security services, please contact Sleepless using the button below.