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Think You’re Okta’s Backed Up? The Truth Behind Effective Data Resilience


CEO and co-founder @acsense

Muli Motola

Co-founder and CEO

Why Most Okta ‘Backups’ Aren’t Really Protecting Your Data

In today’s digital age, the term ‘backup’ is often thrown around as a catch-all solution to data protection.

However, not all backups are created equal.

Many businesses learn too late that their ‘secure’ backups were anything but. At Acsense, we approach data protection with the seriousness it demands, employing a robust 3-2-1 backup strategy that ensures true resilience and reliability.


The 3-2-1 Backup Strategy

Our approach to data protection is based on the industry-best 3-2-1 backup strategy, but with Acsense’s touch of enhanced SaaS security measures.

This strategy includes:


  • Three Copies of Data: We keep three copies of your data: the original data set, a secondary backup in our secure database, and a tertiary copy for disaster recovery.


  • Two Different Data Storage Types: Your data is stored on different storage types to mitigate the risk of simultaneous failure. Our choices of media are rigorously tested for reliability and security.


  • One Offsite Copy: Perhaps most crucially, we maintain one of these backups offsite on a different region in a  secured AWS platform, safeguarded against local disasters that could potentially affect your primary business region.


Superior Data Protection with Enhanced Security Measures

Unlike standard backup solutions that require clients to manage and secure their own storage, Acsense ensures comprehensive protection of your data at every stage.

From advanced encryption to regular security audits, we protect your backups against both physical and cyber threats, ensuring that your data is ready and intact when you need it most.


Automatic Backup Health Test

At Acsense, we’ve raised the bar for resilience by introducing an industry-first SaaS data protection integrity check. This innovative feature provides Okta practitioners with the assurance that their data is recoverable when it matters most.

Here’s how we ensure your data’s recoverability:


  • Initiation: Just 24 hours after client onboarding, our system automatically initiates a robust recovery test mechanism. This process is designed to operate seamlessly in the background, ensuring no disruption to your production system’s rate limits.
  • Monitoring: Our technology meticulously checks each data object’s recoverability, promptly alerting clients to any issues detected.
  • Reporting: A comprehensive recoverability report is generated, enabling clients to proactively identify and rectify any misconfigurations.

This proactive health test ensures that your data isn’t just backed up—it’s truly resilient and ready for recovery at a moment’s notice.


Commitment to Compliance and Security Standards

At Acsense, we proudly hold SOC 2 Type 2 certification, reflecting our commitment to maintaining stringent security controls over time, not just during an initial review.


Our security measures are underpinned by our compliance with international standards, including ISO 27001. This certification is not merely a badge but a continuous promise to manage and protect data responsibly and effectively.



Choosing the right data protection strategy is critical. It’s not just about having backups; it’s about having the right backups—those managed with diligence, protected by advanced security measures, and compliant with the highest standards. Acsense’s 3-2-1 backup strategy, coupled with our commitment to ongoing compliance and security certification, offers the peace of mind that every enterprise needs in an unpredictable world.


To learn more about how Acsense can safeguard your data and support your resilience strategy, contact us today.




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