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such as data backup are outdated.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.