On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union comes into force, a complex legislation that adds new protections for all citizens residing in the EU. The legislation recognizes the right of individuals to data portability, to be forgotten, to be informed transparently on the processing of their information and to be promptly notified of any security breaches.
Among the numerous points touched by the GDPR regulation, one of the most important ones is certainly the protection of data and the backup of the same. For this reason, the topic closely touches all companies that store and manage sensitive customer data such as Service Providers.
Below we give a detail on the backup system for Utixo shared hosting.
Features of Utixo backup for VPS
- Full backup
We create a full backup, that is, we protect the entire account which includes site, mail, certificates, DNS zone.
We use built-in end-to-end 256-bit AES encryption, with the ability to encrypt backup files and data at source (during backup), during transfer and at destination, a key feature to comply with Articles 32 and 44 of the GDPR
We use storage physically allocated in another data center at a distance of hundreds of KM (in Finland) from the production data center, ISO / IEC 27001 certified data center. This creates a very high security backup with an integrated first level of disaster recovery.
- Planning and management
By default, the backup includes the last 10 days and an additional monthly task that includes the last 4 months. This is a very extensive backup policy but the only one that guarantees real protection because in some cases the website can be compromised long before this is detected.
It is possible to request backups with specific characteristics such as scheduling.