Don’t fall foul of the shared-responsibility model. Microsoft doesn’t backup Office 365.
Businesses today come in all shapes and sizes, especially organisations using Microsoft 365. Whether you’ve currently got a Hybrid Cloud solution in place using Office 365 and on-premise Exchange – or even a complete Microsoft 365 cloud solution – your business objective should be to have an independent backup of your data in an off-site data centre.
The Microsoft 365 backup myth
“Microsoft already protects my 365 data as part of the service, so I don’t need to do anything.”
Many organisations think that by using Office 365 they are meeting data protection and compliance requirements, but this may not be the case.
What many Microsoft 365 users don’t realise, is that although Microsoft hosts the solution and takes care of the infrastructure, the responsibility of maintaining and protecting a copy of the data solely lies in the user’s hands.
If one of your employees deletes a critical project file, or worse, an entire folder of customer orders; with no backup, there’s no guarantee this information would be recoverable.
CloudCover 365 backup protects against:
Time-limited Recycling Bins
“I’ve deleted my data before and managed to get it back straight away. This means I don’t need a backup.”
Without a Microsoft 365 backup solution in place, your data is managed by the default Microsoft policies. These settings only protect data for 30-90 days and some data even is even deleted after 14 days.
Additionally, research shows data breaches go undiscovered for an average of 197 days (Ponemon, 2018), and when combined with nationwide increases in Ransomware and phishing attacks, organisations more vulnerable than ever before.
CloudCover 365 gives users the option to create custom retention periods that can be applied to all assets, including Office 365 mailboxes, deleted items, Microsoft Teams and more.
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