COVID-19, hackers and ransomware: how to stay safe.

BackupAssist keeps you in business when disaster strikes.

Survive cyber attacks, ransomware, natural disasters, hardware failures and user accidents with the right backup and a clear path to recovery. Be cyber-resilient.

BackupAssist Classic
Backup software for on-premise Windows Servers.

  • Windows Backup Software – full system, files and data, Hyper-V, Exchange, SQL Server, physical & virtual.
  • Onsite, offsite, offline backups for every emergency.
  • Well-defined, predictable recovery path and tools.
  • CryptoSafeGuard shields against ransomware.

BackupAssist 365
Backup software for Office 365 and IMAP mailboxes.

  • Keep local copies of your cloud-based data.
  • Back up mailboxes (email, contacts, calendar, notes), SharePoint, OneDrive for Business.
  • Full data ownership and control.
  • Extremely cost effective, with zero hosting costs.
Since 2002, BackupAssist has helped thousands of organizations become cyber-resilient. Let us help you too.

Who uses BackupAssist?
Is it the right backup for me?

We specialize in only business-grade backup and data protection software for Microsoft Windows Server environments and Office 365. Our clients are wide ranging and include:

  • Small and medium businesses (up to 500 staff),
  • Corporates,
  • Government departments, essential services,
  • Universities and schools,
  • Non-profits and NGOs.

Our software has been adopted by every market sector – from aviation to hotels, healthcare to engineering, education to manufacturing, and every type of consulting.

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) also love our software because of its versatility – it can be customized to protect a diverse range of clients. Reseller programs available.

If you run mission critical Windows Servers, and are looking for the right backup software, then BackupAssist can help you become cyber-resilient.

Launched in 2002
to make Windows Backup easy.
Over 200,000
servers protected
Trusted in 165 countries
from the USA to Mongolia, Belgium to New Zealand, and all points in between.

What is Cyber-Resilience? How are backups key?

Almost every organization relies on I.T. infrastructure to function – and that infrastructure can be damaged or sabotaged by:

  • hacking, ransomware and other forms of cyber attack
  • physical destruction – fire, flood, earthquake
  • theft
  • hardware failures
  • user deletions – accidentally or intentionally.
In all cases, the surest path to resilience is the right backup strategy.
“The right backup gives you a successful and predictable recovery.”

the ability to recover from an adverse event.

What makes the right Windows Server Backup Software?

For Windows Servers, the availability of the server and the applications and data on it are solely your responsibility. Therefore, the right backup and recovery software must provide comprehensive backup and recovery options.

Backup capabilities:

  • Full server backups, including (where applicable) Active Directory, Hyper-V, Exchange Server, SQL Server.
  • File based backups with version history.
  • Back up to different destinations: USB HDD, NAS, Cloud storage, RDX.
  • Variety of onsite, offsite and offline recovery points.
  • Multiple backups and backup types for multiple layers of protection.
  • Safeguards that protect the backups from corruption by ransomware.

Recovery and data retention:

  • Full server recovery (to same or dissimilar hardware) – for business continuity with minimal downtime.
  • Point-in-time recovery of files and folders.
  • Granular restore of lost emails, contacts, notes.
  • Long-term data retention to satisfy compliance obligations.
  • Encryption for sensitive backup data to secure against data breach.
  • You control where your data is, 100% of the time.
And importantly, it should fit within your budget.

What makes the right
Office 365 Backup Software?

For Office 365, Microsoft provides guarantees of service availability, and provides some limited versioning and data retention (by default, 14 days of deleted emails and 93 days of deleted files in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business). Other cloud providers of hosted Exchange and IMAP mailboxes generally offer something similar.

The right backup software solution for Office 365, hosted Exchange and hosted files should provide superior data backup and recovery options.

Backup capabilities:

  • Backup of Office 365 mailboxes, hosted Exchange, IMAP mailboxes.
  • Backup SharePoint documents.
  • Backup OneDrive for Business.
  • Ability to store backups offline to combat hacking and sabotage.

Recovery and data retention:

  • File versioning and deleted item retention.
  • Point-in-time recovery of files and folders.
  • Granular recovery of individual emails, contacts, calendar items, notes, etc.
  • Long-term data retention to satisfy compliance obligations.
  • Encryption for sensitive backup data to secure against data breach.
  • You control where your data is, 100% of the time.

And importantly, it should fit within your budget.


Who else wants to be safe from ransoms from just 65 cents per day?

Industry Awards & Reviews

Backup & Recovery Champion
TechConsult Professional User Rating

In a total of 1,224 interviews with users of I.T. security solutions, across 50 different criteria, BackupAssist achieved the highest award possible – “Champion” status – beating out many market giants including Veritas, IBM, CA and Commvault.

Product of the Year - Finalist 2017
Data backup and recovery software

In the extremely prestigious and competitive TechTarget awards, BackupAssist achieved finalist status, along with six other vendors that included the likes of IBM and Veeam. BackupAssist was the only vendor focused exclusively on SMEs, and the only vendor with a product priced starting at under $500.

Top Resources for Your Cyber-Resilience Journey

The Definitive Ransomware Protection Guide for Business in 2020.

Ransomware is a huge threat to businesses. The best time to protect yourself from ransomware is before it strikes. Cyber-resilience requires the right ransomware protection, but will save you the panic and stress of unplanned downtime and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom payments.

What is Cyber-Resilience for SMEs in 2020?

Cyber-resilience is “an organization’s ability to survive and recover from an adverse cyber-event”. How well can you recover from hacking, ransomware, natural disasters?

How to be cyber-resilient and protect your business from ransomware, from 65 cents per day.

Yes, absolutely it is possible to be cyber-resilient, mitigate all common cyber risks, and to do it for less than a dollar per day. In this blog, we explain how to get the right backup within a budget.

Bare-Metal Disaster Recovery Guide updated for 2020

To achieve a successful bare-metal recovery, you need the right backup. In this article, we look at what makes a backup the ‘right backup’, and how to perform a recovery using Windows Server or BackupAssist.

Our core purpose: to safeguard our clients' future through cyber-resilience

Since 2002, we’ve been helping organizations worldwide properly backup and protect their Windows Servers and data.

Having the right backup has never been more important. The cyber threats and risks have changed substantially. A decade ago, user error, a hard drive crash, natural disaster or computer theft were the major causes of data loss. Today, it’s ransomware and hacking that hits the news headlines.

BackupAssist delivers outstanding protection against these evolving risks.