Automate your Offline Backups with a Smart USB Hub

If your network is compromised, you can lose not only your data, but also the backups of your data.


Manual backups are time-consuming and even the best teams often neglect them.

That means when the attack comes you don’t have a recent version of your data to roll back to. Thus, you can lose millions of dollars worth of valuable data, analytics, customer information, order information, and critical updates since your last backup.

Rather than trusting your IT department, what if you could truly automate an *offline* backup? It sounds too good to be true, but here’s how we do it….

Our Unique Solution to Automated offline backups :

Acroname USB hubs can be set up in an offline configuration (air-gapped from any network) to turn USB ports on and off manually. This allows you to make drives unavailable, thereby protecting them while allowing other drives to be used for backups.

The global average cost of a ransomware attack is $761,106 (including downtime, people time, device cost, network cost, lost opportunities, and ransom paid.)

How Automated offline backups Works:

Ransomware is malware on (crypto) steroids.

It not only locks up your systems and data, but it encrypts and blocks everything until you pay a ransom. Ransomware is intractable, difficult to trace, and nearly impossible to get around. Cloud-based backups, mobile operating systems, and antivirus software are not immune from ransomware and can leave you vulnerable. The attackers see vulnerabilities you don’t see and you will always be on the defensive.


The specter of ransomware lockers haunts every organization — and the fear is justified.

Ransomware is worse than malware: systems and data are all locked up, and backups are all encrypted, too. Everything connected to the physical machines or connected to the Internet gets locked down. Your organization stops operating. Nothing can move forward. Ransoms must be paid, and trust in your organization and systems is lost forever.


Having an offline backup helps you recover quickly from ransomware. Program the Acroname Programmable Industrial USB 3.0 Hub to turn on a single port (with a USB storage device attached) at set intervals. Meanwhile, ensure all other ports are disabled. This is virtually identical to physically plugging/unplugging devices from your system.

But it can be done automatically.

Full details on how this works can be found here. We bet that the people in the Southeast U.S. a few weeks back wished that the pipeline company had backed up their data. That is far better than paying hundreds of thousands in BTC to Russian hackers -- or apologizing to your neighbors for the gas shortage and price gouging.


The Acroname USBHub3c is the only bus-powered USB hub that supports PD sourcing. Engineers can sync power and charging sources, and custom-build power delivery profiles.

  • Ports can be enabled and disabled independently. Each port can also be dynamically configured for upstream or downstream data at speeds up to 10gbps.
  • A software-controlled USB-C “flippable” connector allows for automated testing. Programmable, simple, and robust APIs in Python, C++, .Net, and LabView® support customization and controls.
  • The Acroname USB-C Analyzer can withstand ±15K electrostatic discharge (ESD) strikes, safeguarding devices, budgets, and sanity.
  • PD Rule Editing and Mobile Device Charge Control grants engineers superior editing capabilities and responsiveness.