The AvePoint Solution
After Walls Construction’s experience of being hit by ransomware, they evaluated multiple leading backup solutions.
The ability to scale across many applications, customize the settings, and automate backups were the primary features that ultimately lead to the decision of AvePoint’s Cloud Backup.
“The amount of work that had to be done has completely changed. AvePoint Cloud Backup being automatic makes it so simple. We don’t have to worry about anything and a recovery takes only about four clicks. From a backup management perspective, Cloud Backup has removed 90% of our time costs,” said Armstrong.
While they have only had to make about four to five recoveries over the last six months, Armstrong says those recoveries, “would have been a nightmare without the solution, it couldn’t be any easier the way it is now.”
Walls Construction also decided to leverage AvePoint’s Cloud Management solution to address the mobile user base and the need for batch permission changes, cloning permission levels, and pulling access reports.
The Administrator module in particular has cut down their permission management effort by 70 percent.
“We have been using the Administrator module in Cloud Management primarily for removing dead and dormant accounts,” said Armstrong. “But we also leveraged the tool to discover a junior member had full admin rights to every single project and every library within our document management system. This was discovered by the Administrator solution before we issued that user’s credentials. Therefore allowing us to make the required changes preventing access to sensitive areas.”
Walls also uses Cloud Management’s reporting functionality through Report Center and Administrator. The presets most frequently accessed are the permission and compliance reports. These reports show who has access to what and last accessed time.
“I will run reports based on who has access to what, dead accounts, and when something was last accessed. We understand that far more reports can be pulled with Report Center and will soon be leveraging the solution more when we have the time,” says Armstrong.