How can we keep our ERP database protected at all times?
With advanced administration techniques and redundant server set-ups, you can ensure that your ERP database is available and readily accessible at all times. By monitoring performance around-the-clock, system administrators can immediately identify and troubleshoot problems, to prevent productivity slow-downs caused by down time. Additionally, mirroring your ERP database using redundant servers can provide a much-needed backup that can be utilized in the event of a major system failure.
There are many steps that can be taken to improve the security and protection of your ERP database. For example, role-based IDs and passwords will ensure that users can access only the data they are authorized to view, based on their job function or position within the company. By making users change their passwords on a regular basis, you can add an additional layer of security. And, data encryption, firewalls, and other measures can help you keep hackers, cyber-criminals, and other outsiders far away from your ERP database.
Without a solid, well-designed back-up plan in place, natural disasters such as flood and fire can bring permanent loss of the mission-critical information contained in your ERP database. We always advice our customers to have a mirror-server located in a different location to avoid such a drastic situation.
Apart from this, ERP database should be backed up at least once a week, although daily back ups are recommended and offer the most protection, to an off-site location. ERP systems such as eresource ERP is also equipped with auto recovery system.
So, the most important thing to remember when putting measures in place to protect your ERP environment is to not only safeguard the ERP database and related systems, but to secure all other systems that share information with it.