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Is Online File Backup Safe?

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With TAPNET's online back security, your data will be protected by the highest levels of security possible. With TAPNET’s online back security, your data will be protected by the highest levels of security possible.

If you’ve been reading this blog, then you probably know all the reasons why backing up your files on the cloud is a good idea. If your computer, tablet or smartphone should be damaged, lost or attacked by a virus, your files will be safe in the cloud. Additionally, backing up your files online means that you can access them from anywhere and from any device as long as you have an internet connection.

Even though you are aware of all of these benefits, you may still be hesitating to upload your files to an online cloud backup system, like TAPNET. Your concerns are understandable. It can be scary to send your files to “the cloud”. It may even seem like you are losing control of your precious files. After all, the internet is where all of those viruses come from, and where hackers lurk who may want to pry into your business management plans or your banking info.

How can you trust that your online backup system is safe?

Well, if you use TAPNET’s online backup services, then you have nothing to worry about.  We have plenty of servers, which means there’s no risk of running out of space when it comes to safely capturing all of your files and documents. Additionally, your files and data will automatically be encrypted before they are uploaded to our servers, using a 256-Bit AES military grade encryption program. Even if someone does come across your data while it is traveling to us, they won’t be able to crack our encryption!

Once your files are on our server, consider it as safe as a bank vault. No one but you is getting in, not even our employees. That’s because when you create your TAPNET account, you develop a password to gain access. No one but you has that password, and without the password no one can view your data un-encrypted.

At TAPNET, we understand how valuable your data is, which is why we take data security very safely. All these security measures are put in place so that you can rest assured that no one but you will be able to access your data if you use TAPNET’s cloud backup service.

When it comes to backing up your computer and data files, the riskiest thing you can do is nothing!

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When Good Machines Fall

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An online backup means you won't take all your files to the electronic graveyard.

An online backup means you won’t take all your files to the electronic graveyard.

Whether you are a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone, the world can be a dangerous place. Everywhere you look, there seems to be another threat to your delicate circuitry. All it takes is a nasty virus, a spilled cup of coffee or you owner’s two left feet tripping on a step, and you could be down for the count.

Think about what that would mean for all the important files that you carry for your owner. You’ve got pictures of the new baby, all the Quickbook data, that big client presentation that’s going to change everything, the newsletter that your owner has spent hours putting together. If you get lost at the airport or unplug from this life as we know it, all of that precious data goes with you.

…Unless your owner is smart enough to back up your data using an online backup service. Ah! That’s the ticket. Once your owner signs up with a company like Tapnet that provides online file backups, your cargo is safe. The service will continually back up your data without your owner even noticing so that if a sudden virus has you computing your last, you won’t be taking all your files to the electronic junkyard with you.

Backing up online also means that your owner can access his or her files from multiple devices. As a smartphone, you may not get all the love your owner sheds on her fancy smancy new tablet, but if she’s on the go and needs to access her meeting notes, you’re the one she’s going to use to grab those documents from her online backup archive. Then you’ll be her favorite device, at least for a while.

Additionally, if you are a brand new device, your owner won’t have to spend tedious hours copying all her files from her old device to you. Instead, she can just set up your WiFi connection, log into Tapnet or her online backup provider, and you can quickly and easily download all of her files. In a matter of minutes, you’ll be prepped and ready to go like the two of you have been working together for years.

Sure, the world is a dangerous place for electronic devices like yourself. You can’t always count on being alive tomorrow, but if your owner uses an online backup company like Tapnet, your files can live on, and you can rest easy knowing that you didn’t leave your owner in a lurch…even if she is the one who accidentally dropped you into the backyard pool.

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Online Backup Can Protect Your Files From Viruses And Trojans

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A bad computer virus could destroy all of your files if you haven't backed them up.

A bad computer virus could destroy all of your files if you haven’t backed them up.

Don’t let the adorable cat memes, inspirational quotes posted by your Facebook friends, or the latest clever Google logo fool you. The internet can be a dangerous place. Viruses and Trojans proliferate on web pages, phising emails and even in the emails and attachments of friends whose computers have been infected.

According to the statistic aggregator site, Statistic Brain, 40% of all U.S. households have been affected by computer viruses. How bad is the problem? Viruses, spyware and phishing are estimated to have cost the U.S. public $4.55 billion. Yes, billions!

A bad virus can wreak havoc on anyone’s computer. It may steal important information from you, destroy your files or make your computer inoperable.

Replacing a computer is easy, but losing your documents and software could be devastating if you don’t have any backups. A bad virus could wipe away all of your music files, your precious photos, the upcoming client presentation you’ve been working on for months, or that partially-completed novel that is sure to be a bestseller.

If you are a business owner, the losses could be financially devastating. You might lose invoices, client files, lists of sales leads, manuals, even your business plan!

Purchasing and installing spyware is an important protective step, but, unfortunately, even the best spyware can’t catch everything. There are always new viruses popping up, and your virus software may not be able to offer a protective patch until it’s too late. Some business owners and individuals shoot themselves in the foot by letting their spyware lapse or by failing to download the latest protective patches.

The best way to protect your files from the ravages of a bad virus is to back them up with a third-party online backup system like Tapnet. While you could always purchase an external hard drive to back up your files, many individuals don’t back up consistently on their own. If it’s been a month since you last backed up your external hard drive, then if you lost your files to a virus, everything you did in the last month could be gone for good!

An online backup service like Tapnet will continuously back up your files in the background, so that even your most recent files are protected. This is an automated process, so you don’t have to remember to back up every day. If you ever lose your files to a virus, Trojan or any other catastrophe, then all you have to do is log into your Tapnet account, and all of your files will be waiting for you to download onto your new device.

Keep your files safe the easy way with Tapnet cloud computing and cloud backup services.

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