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Protection for Office 365

Simple, automated and secure backup of your cloud data

Protection for O365 ensures that your business can access, control, and most importantly protect the data that you entrust to the cloud. Protection for O365 is the leading cloud-to-cloud backup product offering an all-in-one backup, restore and export solution that covers Exchange Online, OneDrive and SharePoint Online.

As companies increasingly move data into cloud-based applications, many IT teams wrongly assume that Microsoft has a backup in place. After all, O365 is always available, accessible from anywhere, and highly redundant, so why is a backup needed?

An astonishing 1 in 3 businesses report losing data stored in cloud-based applications. In addition, out of all MSP reported SaaS ransomware attacks, 49% occurred in O365, up 17% from last year. Not only can the loss of the data itself be devastating to a company, but the time lost in attempting a recovery can be equally damaging.

The truth is that even data in cloud-based applications is vulnerable to:

End-user deletion, whether accidental or malicious
Malware damage or ransomware attacks
Operational errors such as accidental data overwrites
Lost data due to canceled user licenses
Misconfigured application workflows

With more and more businesses moving into O365 to run their productivity applications, like Word, Excel and Email, these risks are impossible to ignore.

Why Office 365 Backup is Insufficient

While O365 does include primitive restore capabilities for lost data, two major issues arise when using their tools: lost data and lost time. An independent data backup separated from the app itself is necessary to avoid the most common data loss pitfalls.

Data loss due to inactive licenses: As one would expect, an active O365 license is required to access data. Unfortunately, inactive or deprovisioned user data is permanently deleted, and there is no rollback option.

Data loss due to permanent deletion: When a SharePoint Online administrator deletes a site collection, all data will be placed in the Recycle Bin where it is kept for 93 days. At that time it is automatically and permanently deleted, and there is no rollback option.

Data loss due to ransomware: Microsoft recommends 3rd party backup as the only way to recover from data loss associated with ransomware encryption.

Data loss due to app outages: Uptime guarantees provide peace of mind…until an app outage occur. Planning for the unexcepted is key to recovering quickly should an outage occur.

Time lost in restoring files: Contacting Microsoft Support for assistance with any data loss issue can be time consuming, and still may not result in restored files.

Why Protection for Office 365? Trusted, Available Backup
Know that O365 data is backed up by the most reliable solution on the market today, Reduce risk, and spend more time and budget on strategic initiatives.

Point-in-Time Backups: Backups include daily snapshots of each users data, allowing you to browse through a user’s account as at specific point in time. Avoid data loss from ransomware by restoring entire accounts to a designated point in time before an attack occurred.

3X/day backup: Rest easy with automatic daily backups for O365’s Exchange Online, OneDrive and SharePoint Online.

On-demand backup: Perform additional backups as needed at any time. Running an on demand backup will not affect the three regularly scheduled backups.

Infinite Retention: Store an unlimited amount of data for no additional fees.

What Office 365 Protection Recovers

OneDrive: All files (including One Note) and folders with file structure in tact.

Contacts: All contact information excluding photos

Calendar: Events (including recurrence, attendees, notes, attachments and any calendars owned by users.

Mail: All emails, attachments, notes and folder structure.

SharePoint: Primary, custom, group and team site collections; Custom generic site lists, Folder structure, Document libraries and sets, and Site Assets, templates and pages.

Fast & Effortless Restore

One-click restore means you can avoid business downtime. Quickly identify and recover individual items or entire folders without overwriting existing files.

Quick and Painless Restore and Export: O365 Protection’s revamped architecture means data export and restore times have improved dramatically, making us the fastest backup and recovery solution.

Non-destructive Restore: Restore data without overwriting existing emails, files or site collections targeted at the same URL.

Item level restore: Retrieve data in the original format with file and label structure maintained in the backup.

No overwrites: Prevent data overwrites and differentiate restored data from current Exchange, OneDrive, and SharePoint production data for added protection.

Advanced search capabilities: Easily find data with the advanced search option and restore individual items or entire folders.

Security & Reporting

Balance security and transparency with powerful security controls and robust user lifecycle management. Protect valuable business data from accidents or malicious acts.

Security and compliance: O365 Protection backs up data in compliance with Service Organization Control (SOC 1/ SSAE 16 and SOC 2) reporting standards, GDPR and supports HIPPA compliance needs.

Custom Data Retention: Specify how long records should be maintained (days, years or infinite) to meet industry-specific compliance regulations.

Activity log: Maintain a detailed record of all administrator and user actions.

For more information please contact us today at (610) 617-0300.