Modern business data is more than just data – it’s your business. And while it may be tempting to think that it’s safe in cloud applications, relying on cloud storage solutions that aren’t designed as backup or security tools can be risky.

So while we recognise that IT budgets are already under pressure and additional backups are yet another strain on them, in this article we look at the benefits of adding an additional protective layer to your business data in the Office 365 suite, and in other cloud applications such as Google Drive.

What are some of the risks of holding data only in cloud applications?

Among many other risks, these are some of the most common, and all contribute to unwanted levels of business downtime, or at the very least, distracted IT departments and users. To put it another way, is an additional solution worth it? These are the top 5 risks of holding business data exclusively in cloud applications:

  1. Additional costs and potential data loss from needing to keep inactive licenses open (from users that have left the business, but their data is still needed for example)
  2. Data loss due to accidental or malicious deletion by users
  3. Potential data loss when attempting to restore files
  4. Data loss when accidentally overwriting previous file drafts
  5. Ransomware and other cyber attacks

What’s the solution?

Datto SaaS Protection for Office 365 takes your data security far above and beyond the baseline industry standards to ensure that all business data in Office 365 and cloud apps data is secured, easily recoverable, and continually protected. Key features include:

  • Three-times daily backups of your business data
  • Encryption at rest and in transit
  • Quick and easy restores and exports of data

These features combine to significantly reduce the risk of losing key data, protect the business network from users, ransomware and other vulnerabilities, and support ongoing compliance efforts.

Keeping your team working on the right things

From a productivity point of view, Datto SaaS Protection for Office 365 make it easy to locate backed up files and folders. This is achieved through effective search filters that make their location quick and simple. The solution makes it possible to manage backups, see restores, and monitor all your activity via a clear and simple dashboard.

From this, it’s possible to analyse emails, files, contacts and full folders of data and, if necessary, restore files to users’ specific accounts, or to download them directly.

Do you need help convincing your colleagues about SaaS Protection? Check out this educational ebook, SaaS Protection for Office 365, and understand how to keep your critical business data people proof!

Find out more

You can read more about Datto SaaS data protection in this article.

As Datto Partners, Complete IT Systems can offer you expert advice on the solutions and how they could be effectively deployed in your business.

To find out more please call us on 01274 396 213 or use our contact form and we’ll arrange a good time to call you back.


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