7 Reasons why backing up Office 365 is Critical
Seven vulnerabilities in data protection
As a robust and highly capable Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, Microsoft Office 365 fits the needs of many organizations perfectly. Office 365 provides application Availability and uptime to ensure your users never skip a beat, but an Office 365 backup can protect you against many other security threats.
The average length of time from data compromise to discovery is over 140 days. A shockingly large gap. The likelihood is high that you
won’t notice something is missing or gone until it’s too late.
If you delete a user, whether you meant to or not, that deletion is replicated across the network, along with the deletion of their OneDrive for Business account and mailbox.
There are two types of deletions in the Office 365 platform, soft delete and hard delete. An example of soft delete is emptying the Deleted Items folder. It is also referred to as “Permanently Deleted.” In this case, permanent is not completely permanent, as the item can still be found in the Recoverable Items folder.
A hard delete is when an item is tagged to be purged from the mailbox database completely. Once this happens, it is unrecoverable, period.
The scary reality is that even though sensitive cloud data is stored in Office documents, an estimated 76% is not being backed up2. In fact, IDC states that 6 out of every 10 organizations don’t have a data protection plan for their Office 365 estates3. Do you work in one of these unprotected organizations? If so, hopefully you now have the insights available through this report to encourage your organization to protect its Office 365 data.