There’s a common misconception among Microsoft Office 365 SaaS users that backup isn’t necessary for their data because it exists in the cloud. However, this is simply untrue. Office 365 is just as vulnerable to data loss as on-premise apps. Why? Because the #1 cause of cyber security breaches and data loss is human error.
Watch Kevin demonstrate how easy it is for anyone to become a hacker and breach your Office 365.
SaaS vendors are unable to distinguish if certain user actions are done in error or deliberately. With about 85 percent of a company’s intellectual property flowing through Outlook, SharePoint/OneDrive, it’s important to backup your cloud data. It’s true that Microsoft has a backup of your data. However, this Shared Responsibility model means that providers don’t offer any guarantees around restores and that you’re on your own should attacks like ransomware strike.
Some native tools might seem suitable to use for backup, but have serious limitations when it comes to restores. For example, Office 365 apps like Exchange or OneDrive allow up to 30 and 93 days respectively to recover deleted user data, which admins may take to mean that data is backed up and easily restorable.
Recovering that data from Microsoft is often a cumbersome process and past the retention period, your data is purged. Now you understand some of the most important (and often unknown) things there are to know about Office 365 backup. Contact us for a quote to backup you Office 365 data at 416-900-6852 or use our contact form by clicking here.
Contact us for a quote to backup you Office 365 data at 416-900-6852 or use our contact form by clicking here.