A home is so much more than four walls and a roof. It’s where people make memories, raise a family and entertain friends. No one knows this better than McGrath Estate Agents — it’s the reason they provide clients with an unparalleled real estate experience. To ensure this superior experience, Veeam and CT4 must provide unparalleled data protection.
“Veeam and CT4 are a great fit for us because they deliver fully automated, secure, scalable and cost-effective backup and recovery that support and sustain our business growth,” Warner said. “They also provide immutability to protect us from ransomware attacks and data loss. One of our competitors didn’t pay ransom following an attack, so 125 gigabytes of finance and HR data went out the door and onto the dark web. They were in a world of pain — they struggled to operate and pay employees.”
Cirrus by CT4, powered by Veeam, ensures data can be restored whenever and wherever. For McGrath, this might include another Azure region, AWS or on-premises locations. In addition, Veeam and CT4 support legal and regulatory compliance so McGrath isn’t at risk of violating data protection and retention regulations. Violations lead to fines, and in even worse, realtors could lose their licenses and go to jail.
Cirrus by CT4, powered by Veeam, also encrypts the rapidly growing data behind McGrath’s 2,500 Microsoft 365 users and fast-growing property management and research data in Azure. This includes Microsoft Exchange emails among agents, buyers and sellers, property documents in SharePoint and financial information in OneDrive for Business.
Another important part of McGrath is research. The McGrath Report is unlike any other report in the real estate market. Based on years of research, The McGrath Report delves deeply into market performance and trends so clients can make informed decisions as they buy, sell or lease a home. For instance, the 2022 report explored why the real estate market in Australia performed so strongly, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting challenging economy. Based on McGrath’s research, the report offered insightful predictions to support their clients.
“We truly care about our clients — they’re the reason we become experts in our field and compile these reports,” Warner said. “Most estate agents tell you what has happened, but our estate agents tell you what’s going to happen as well. Research data is sacred at McGrath, so we’re grateful Cirrus by CT4, powered by Veeam is protecting it.”