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Stage2Data the Data Backup and Recovery Experts Hold Conference to Discuss 53 Universities that Recently Experienced a Breach in Data


Stage2Data announces that educational institutions need to rethink data security and encryption in light of increasing data breaches.

Oakville, Ontario (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

Stage2Data, the data backup and recovery experts who recently announced they have over 1PB of backup data under management held a press conference in the wake of news that hackers breached 53 university data centers and dumped thousands of personal records online. [Swanepoel spoke to a group of data backup and recovery experts and suggested that educational institutes need to evolve the way they think about securing data. Swanepoel suggests that, "Only best in class solutions that encrypt data are strong enough to shut the door on hackers and to protect highly personal data. Secure data backup solution is critical part of protecting personal information and only solutions which has been proven in hundreds of educational institutions is good enough. The one solution that fits the bill for secure optimal data backup? Attix5."

Attix5 has gained top of class designation in the UK and the EU among many categories, but in particular, education. As the Master Distributor for Attix5 in North America, Stage2Data is an ideal position to comment on the data breach.

In the UK Attix5 is the most recommended solution for education. Proof is their deal with the London Grid for Learning (LGfL). The deal gives 65% of the UK schools access to Attix5 which is one of the UK's most trusted and reliable, automated information back-up and restoration systems. This new partnership equates to a total of 3000+ schools and 65,000+ people whose sensitive data could now be protected by Attix5 products.

According to Jeff Collier, President of Stage2Data, "Attix5 dominates the UK education market and I suggest that if it were in place at that universities that experienced this serious data breach, it may not have happened. From an institution point of view, Attix5 is easy to use, requires minimum administrative intervention, has security encryption built in as standard and it saves on internal resources and storage. As for hackers? They'll find it 100% more challenging to get in the door."

The private sector as a whole is under great pressure to ensure the data they hold is stored securely. Schools are not exempt from this and Stage2Data and Attix5 point to several examples of data breaches within schools in the last year.

Swanepoel pointed out to the crowd that "Our education institutions are beginning to realize the weaknesses in their systems. With Attix5 in our suite of solutions we are able to deliver the best backup and recovery solution, superior student data security and substantial savings."

Stage2Data comes to the education market with an impressive track record. The company has experience working with Mohawk College, Niagara College, St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board as well as many others.

Company Stage2Data
Stage2Data is a privately held company founded by Jeff Collier and Jacques Swanepoel in 2008. The company is dedicated to working with Enterprise and SMB's to safeguard their data against disaster or loss using the Cloud, Private Cloud, Software, Appliances and Archiving. Stage2Data is the Master Distributor for Attix5 in North America and is a recognized leader in backup and recovery. Stage2Data is headquartered in Oakville, Ontario with offices in the USA. For additional information about the company, please visit

About Attix5

Attix5 is an international provider of secure data management, storage and restoration, specializing in virtualization and cloud based solutions. Its world-class data protection software uses FIPS-compliant Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption for security and provides absolute peace of mind to listed Enterprises and SMEs across the world. Attix5 services the key global industry sectors, including Financial Services, Education and Retail. Attix5 is the SIMS partner for Capita Children's Services in the UK and provides secure data back-up for 65% of UK Primary Schools, Founded in 1999, Attix5 is headquartered in the UK with offices in South Africa.

Founded in 1999, Attix5 is headquartered in the UK with offices in South Africa.

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