US retailer provider SRP safeguards data with Cirrus Backup

07 September 2022

Australian-based tech company CT4 has secured a major US breakthrough, supplying data protection platform Cirrus Backup to industry-leading retail provider SRP Companies.

SRP Companies is a leading North American provider of consumer products and single-source retail solutions to more than 50,000 retail outlets spanning the convenience store, truck & travel, theme parks and resorts, sporting good and travel channels.

Melbourne headquartered CT4 is the developer of several data management products including Cirrus, a solution for automating the protection of information generated by applications in the popular Microsoft 365 platform. 

The agreement will see SRP’s approximately 1200 staff utilising Cirrus technology to safeguard company data.

CT4 Chief Technology Officer Dan Pearson said the deal was a significant milestone in the company’s global expansion strategy.

SRP Companies is an industry leader. This contract is a huge vote of confidence in our software. SRP was particularly impressed by the ease of use and the intuitiveness of the user interface,’’ Mr Pearson said.

“With ever more sophisticated attack vectors used by those wishing to do harm to businesses, steal valuable IP, or demand money in exchange for unblocking access to critical apps, businesses are looking for effective solutions that provide protection without interfering with everyday responsibilities.

“Microsoft 365 is one of the most leveraged sets of business tools in the world. That means a lot of data is created and stored in these applications, including OneDrive and SharePoint – and protecting that data effectively means protecting your organization from any loss, corruption, or compromise,’’ Mr Pearson said. 

A comprehensive data protection solution built on Veeam technology, Cirrus automates cloud backup of all Microsoft 365 and makes it available for rapid restore.

 With Cirrus, compliance with data retention requirements is assured, ransomware and malware threats are mitigated, and accidental deletion or data corruption eliminated. It even allows for retrospective investigation; Microsoft 365 automatically deletes the data of departing employees, where Cirrus Backup retains it. 

 “Cirrus is fully online, simple to set up and manage directly, and designed to for use by non-technical staff,” Pearson said.