Private Custodial & Security Organisation GEO Group UK Implements Securstore Cloud Backup
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London -- GEO Group UK Ltd, a leading private custodial and detention management firm, has chosen to protect its mission critical data with Securstore Cloud Backup and Recovery. As a wholly owned subsidiary of GEO Group, Inc, which operates over 100 custodial facilities across Europe, America, Australia, and South Africa, the UK group manages prisons, Immigration Removal Centres and Escorting services for the UK government. Supporting the public sector means the company needs a robust, flexible backup and recovery solution.
Securstore's Cloud Backup solution Powered by Asigra ensures GEO Group UK's entire enterprise digital footprint (storage, servers, desktops, and laptops on the enterprise LAN, as well as remote tablets, smart phones, and laptops) is fully protected. The agentless solution supports every major operating system, service platform and network application. This scalability is critical for GEO Group UK with its broad infrastructure and data security requirements.
Russell Sayer, IT Infrastructure Manager at GEO Group UK, said, "We needed a solution that could support our multiple sites and data types whilst meeting our stringent security requirements. We need to know that our data is safe, as well as being easily and rapidly recoverable. Securstore's cloud solution lets our IT department focus its time and attention on supporting the business rather than managing and troubleshooting a complex in-house backup system."
Sayer continued, "Security is critical to our business, so the value of having a solution that meets all of these requirements cannot be overstated. Securstore ticked every box and we are more than happy for them to manage our data backup long term".
Multi-Tier Backup for Audits and Compliance
GEO Group UK is fully utilising Securstore's unique multi-tier solution with critical and non-critical data predefined over 2 tiers of storage. By default, data resides in the primary tier (online). However, retention rules can be applied to move older non-changing data to the secondary tier (Backup Lifecycle Management - BLM).
This protection is crucial in a disaster situation as GEO Group UK is able to restore its critical data immediately. For data with less importance, it can be restored at a more time-effective rate. If it was restoring all its data in a single restore, it would be time consuming and hinder business continuity. BLM also allows the creation of historical snapshots at weekly, monthly or yearly intervals. These data copies are stored in the BLM vault for any predefined period of time.
Saaher Muzafer, CSO of Securstore, said, "We are happy to have GEO Group UK as a new customer and are looking forward to providing them a long term cloud backup solution. As the solution supports multiple sites and can be managed centrally, this will prove to be a great asset and help GEO Group UK save resources that can be focused on other projects."
Established in 1991, Securstore is the trusted and specialist provider of Cloud Services. By using best of breed technology, it provides a simple, bespoke data solution that can protect data stores of all sizes. Ranging from a few gigabytes to hundreds of terabytes, Securstore helps businesses of every size and sector.
Since 2004, Securstore has offered Cloud Services which include Cloud Backup and Cloud Storage. This unique, sustainable model allows it to support customers across every sector, including financial, legal, engineering, retail and manufacturing, regardless of natural data growth.
Full 24/7 support ensures knowledgeable experts are always available to provide assistance and when combined with its head office in London, Securstore's flexible solution is perfectly positioned to service its global client base.
Depending on customer requirements, data is securely stored in UK and US data centres. Securstore also offers 100% green data centre storage which is powered by geothermal and hydroelectric power sources. This ensures customers' social responsibility and reduces their overall carbon footprint in line with governmental guidelines.
Securstore is registered and certified by the British Standards Institute (BSI) for ISO 27001 accreditation and also regulated by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). Its Cloud Services are fully compliant with major Standards, Acts and Directives like Sarbanes Oxley, the Data Protection Act, HIPAA and many other security/ compliance standards.
Finally, Securstore is the only UK Asigra provider to be PC Pro Magazine recommended for its enterprise solution.
More information can be found at http://www.securstore.com
About GEO Group UK
The GEO Group UK Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of GEO Group, Inc. Its operations make it the largest group operating internationally in the field of custody, care and control. GEO Group has worked in partnership with UK organisations for the past 10 years managing Prisons, Immigration Removal Centres, and Escorting services.
Building on this global experience, its UK based operation has brought together an unrivalled team of senior British experts, with a wealth of experience in custodial settings to deliver ground-breaking services throughout Europe.
GEO Group UK is entirely focused on the custody sector, providing an unrivalled expertise in this field. This unique strength ensures it has the specialist experience to respond swiftly to changing governmental requirements.
More information can be found at http://www.thegeogroupinc.co.uk
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