7Critical Reasons
for Microsoft 365

The case for why organizations need to protect Microsoft 365 data

As a robust and highly capable Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, Microsoft 365 fits the needs of many organizations perfectly. Microsoft 365 provides application availability and uptime to ensure your users never skip a beat, but a Microsoft 365 backup can protect you against many other security threats.

By talking with hundreds of IT professionals across the globe who have migrated to Microsoft 365, here are the seven vulnerabilities in data protection that rise to the top:

  • 1

    Accidental deletion

    Hard deletion of an item will be purged from the mailbox database completely. Once this happens, it is unrecoverable.

  • 2

    Retention policy gaps and confusion

    The fast pace of business in the digital age lends itself to continuously evolving policies, including retention policies that are difficult to maintain and manage.

  • 3

    Internal security threats

    Organizations fall victim to threats posed by their own employees, both intentionally and unintentionally.

  • 4

    External security threats

    External threats can sneak in through emails and attachments, and it isn’t always enough to educate users on what to look out for — especially when the infected messages are so compelling.

  • 5

    Legal and compliance requirements

    Sometimes you need to unexpectedly retrieve emails, files, or other types of data in the midst of legal action. Microsoft has built in a couple of safety nets, but these are not a robust backup solution that will keep your company out of legal trouble.

  • 6

    Managing hybrid email deployments and migrations to Microsoft 365

    Organizations that adopt Microsoft 365 typically need a transition period when switching between on-premises Microsoft Exchange and Exchange Online. These hybrid email deployments are common but pose additional management challenges.

  • 7

    Teams data structure

    Microsoft Teams has settings, configurations, and membership that all need to be protected and recoverable. A purpose-built backup solution can protect not only your data, but these settings and the associated connections between applications.

Read the full report and take a deeper dive into each of these reasons and take control of your Microsoft 365 data today to avoid the unnecessary risks of data loss.