Network Resilience vs Redundancy vs Backups

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Network resilience is an organization’s ability to continue delivering critical business services during adverse events, service degradation, and complete outages. Resilience is vitally important to a company’s revenue and reputation, and failure has serious consequences. For example, a popular file transfer appliance was recently hit with CL0P ransomware, resulting in the theft of more than 4 million healthcare patients’ sensitive data. SolarWinds’ high-profile breach resulted in legal action from the SEC due to a potential lack of resilience infrastructure and practices.

Many organizations already use redundant and backup systems for disaster recovery and assume this makes them resilient. However, these measures aren’t able to withstand many major events like ransomware attacks, supply chain failures, and WAN outages. This article compares network resilience vs. redundancy and backups and describes some of the tools and best practices for ensuring resilience.

Network resilience vs. redundancy vs. backups

Backups

Copies of data, configurations, and application code used in a hot or cold restore of a failed production system.

Redundancy

The duplication of critical systems, services, and applications so

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