Are you relying on Microsoft services and infrastructure to protect your Office 365 data? Unfortunately, native Microsoft Office 365 data protection falls short of the backup and restore functionality most organizations need. Businesses today need a solution that can provide comprehensive Office 365 backup and satisfy enterprise-level data protection, disaster recovery and compliance requirements.
Office 365 can be compromised just the same as your on-premises applications and data. Data can be damaged or lost for a number of reasons, including accidental changes and deletions (human error), as well as from malicious activities such as viruses and ransomware. While Office 365 does offer versioning and replication, these don’t protect against accidental changes or malicious attacks.
Here are just a few ways your Office 365 data can be compromised:
- Deletion or encryption of files via malware or ransomware
- Hacking via phishing
- Impersonation of an Office 365 administrator using Access key, Secret Access key and domain
While you may be reluctant to add another layer onto your system infrastructure, the bottom line is you need comprehensive protection and granular recovery in the event of an Office 365 disaster. If you apply NetVault for Office 365, for example, you can back up and restore individual, shared and resource mailboxes from Exchange Online as well as folders and individual emails, and even email attachments. For OneDrive, you can back up and recover files and folders, file attributes and shared items. You also get SharePoint Online full-site and sub-site protection along with Azure Active Directory protection for users, groups and service principals. That’s comprehensive protection.
You also just need to be able to take charge of your disaster recovery capabilities. By using one scalable enterprise-level solution for both on-premises and cloud backups, you can configure and manage your data protection strategy for everything, on your own. You can choose when to run your backups, and you can choose where to store them.
With increased data protection regulations (GDPR, CCPA, to name a couple) in effect around the globe, organizations also now have steep data retention requirements to satisfy. Don’t get caught unprepared for an audit — the fines for noncompliance are steep. With a scalable, enterprise-level backup and recovery solution, you can backup Office 365 data outside of Microsoft’s cloud, increase availability of critical resources, and store emails and files for much longer to comply with long-term retention requirements.
You really can’t afford not to get informed about the shortcomings in Office 365 data protection features.