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Why Backup Microsoft Office 365?

Don’t fall foul of Microsoft’s shared responsibility model

Businesses today come in all shapes and sizes, especially organisations using Microsoft Office 365. Whether you’ve currently got a Hybrid cloud solution in place, using Office 365 and on-premise Exchange, or a full Office 365 solution, your business objective should still be to have an independent backup of your data off-site. 

Although many organisations using Office 365 believe they are meeting data protection and compliance requirements, this may not be the case.

Many Microsoft Office 365 users fail to realise that although Microsoft hosts the solution and takes care of the Infrastructure, the responsibility of protecting and maintaining a backup of the information belongs to the end-user.

Research shows that a data breach goes undiscovered for an average of 197 days (Ponemon, 2018). Despite this, default Office 365 settings only protect data for 30-90 days. Some data even gets deleted after 14 days, leaving organisations more vulnerable than ever before. 

Microsoft itself states: “We strongly advise you to make regular back-up copies of Your Content. Microsoft can’t be held responsible for Your Content or the material others upload, store or share using our Services.” Is it worth the risk?

This is why CloudCover 365, Microsoft Office 365 Backup, was created, with features providing a unique solution to help you and your end-users reach their objectives and meet the compliance challenges of modern organisations.

Microsoft Office 365 data backup policies chart

Data protection for modern organisations.

As part of your Disaster Recovery strategy, CloudCover 365 can help protect your organisation from the most common data threats, including:


Human error is one of the biggest causes of data loss.


Avoid data loss from disgruntled staff and malicious activity. 


Utilise longer policies over 365 standards.


Protect data against Malware, Viruses and Phishing attacks.


Ensure data availability to meet legal compliance.


Ensure a smooth transition between On-premise Exchange and online.

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