Network Security Issue
My boss gave me the is request this morning:
I do not want the servers online during the following times:
After 5 pm
I gave him the following solutions:
1. Continue business as-is, with increased security awareness and staff training.
2. Purchase backup software to allow real-time backup of data on servers. *
3. Stop backups – Turn servers off at required times.**
* Purchase of new backup software will enable real-time backup of files but will create convoluted process for acquiring quarterly and annual backups. Also access to backup data will not be straight forward, it will be a lengthy process. Requires the software to access backups, versus just mounting the drive.
** No server data backup – inability to restore corrupted/lost data more than 3 days old: no archive data
NOTE: To achieve network security — network equipment must be shutdown (Firewall/Switches/comcast modem), Server do not require shutdown.
Does anyone have any other ideas on how to achieve what he is requesting? Am I way off in my recommendations?