M365 Not Protected

Microsoft 365 is Not Automatically Protected

As organisations increasingly move data into cloud-based
applications, many believe that traditional best practices
such as data backup are outdated. After all, SaaS applications
are always available, accessible from anywhere, and highly
redundant, so why is backup necessary?

An astonishing 1 in 3 companies report losing data stored in
cloud-based applications. The single leading cause of this
data loss? End-user error. Other common culprits include:

• Malware or ransomware attacks
• Malicious end-user activity
• Accidental data overwrites
• Cancelled account subscriptions

With more and more companies depending on Microsoft 365
for collaboration and business operations, these risks are
impossible to ignore. Backup is just as important in the cloud
as it is in traditional, on-premises IT systems. An independent,
third-party, SaaS backup solution is the best way to protect
organisations against the most common data loss pitfalls.

Protecting Your Data in the Cloud —A Shared Responsibility

Many organisations mistakenly believe that Microsoft 365
data is automatically protected. But, that’s only partially true.
Microsoft does ensure that it won’t lose your data, but it does
not make any guarantees about restoring data if you do.

In other words, Microsoft 365 data is as vulnerable to accidental
or malicious deletion, ransomware and other types of data loss.

SaaS vendors like Microsoft promote a “shared responsibility”
model. They are clear in recommending providers and end-users
pursue third-party solutions to ensure they meet data protection,
business continuity, compliance, and security requirements
beyond Microsoft 365’s limited native recovery capabilities.

Why SaaS Protection for Microsoft 365?

Trusted Backup

Both you and your IT provider should have complete confidence that your Microsoft 365
data is protected with a reliable, robust solution designed to
reduce risk and time needed to manage backups.

• Automated, continuous backups: Protect Exchange,
OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams with 3x daily backups
or perform additional backups as needed at any time.

• Streamlined onboarding: Your IT provider should have
critical cloud data protected in a matter of minutes
with a simplified setup and an easy click-through
onboarding process.

• Flexible retention: Not all client environments are the
same. That’s why SaaS Protection should offer different data
retention options to meet your individual needs.

• Intuitive, user-friendly management portal: Quickly and
easily determine the number of licenses in use and view backup status all from a
single pane of glass.

Fast & Effortless Restore

Point-in-time restore and export: Your IT provider should be able to quickly restore or
export data from a specific point-in-time before a data
loss event occurred.
• Non-destructive restore process: You should be able to quickly identify
and recover individual objects or entire accounts with
related records and folder structure intact.
• Cross-user restore: The ability to restore data from one Microsoft
365 user account into another.
• Retain user data: Save money and effort by preserving
inactive Microsoft 365 user data with SaaS Protection
for as long as you need it.
• Easy export: Export entire accounts or specific items in
standard file formats.

Data Protection and Compliance

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

• Security and compliance: SaaS Protection backs up
data in compliance with Service Organisation Control
(SOC 1/ SSAE 16 and SOC 2 Type II) reporting standards
and supports your HIPAA and GDPR compliance needs.

• Ransomware protection: Roll-back data to a point-intime before ransomware attacks.

• Custom data retention: Keep data indefinitely or adjust retention settings to meet compliance standards.

If you wold like to find out more about the SaaS backup services Q6IT offers, please feel free to get in touch for a friendly no pressure conversation.