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Backing Up Office 365 & Google Apps – SaaS Data Protection

29 Jul 2016
Author: Phoebe

As companies increasingly move core applications and data to cloud applications, they face new challenges in enforcing IT best practices. Having a second, secure copy of your data is always best practice, and this still holds true for data in SaaS apps (Software-As-A-Service).

By providing protection for data in SaaS apps, Datto partners are able to generate more revenue by having the ability to protect data no matter where it lives—on-prem, in virtualised environments, and in cloud apps.

An astonishing 1 in 3 companies reports losing SaaS data. While SaaS applications have strong disaster recovery plans, they can’t always protect you from accidental data loss caused by user errors or satisfy your legal and compliance needs. Using Backupify ensures that critical company data is protected beyond situations where hardware failure or natural disasters are to blame.

Gartner Report: Prevent Data Loss + Cover Your SaaS

This report from Gartner digs into these three SaaS giants and identifies common misconceptions about the safety of your data.

The Common Causes of SaaS Data Loss

End-user deletions

The most common cause of SaaS data loss is end-user deletions. Users within your organisation make mistakes—whether that’s deleting emails in the name of “inbox cleanup” or accidentally overwriting data in a spreadsheet. Cloud apps are great, but they’re not people-proof.

Hackers and viruses

Hackers and viruses can wreak havoc in your Office 365 environment, whether that’s in the form of corrupted files, ransomware viruses that take control over your data, or deleted information. Protect your data by always having a second, secure copy with Backupify.

Malicious activity

Sometimes the bad guy is operating within the walls of your organisation. Employees are sometimes to blame for malicious deletions. It might be the person that knows they’re about to be fired or someone that doesn’t want others to have access to data.

Departing employees

Employee turnover happens, but data loss doesn’t need to occur when the employee leaves. Manage the employee lifecycle by taking a snapshot of the employee’s O365 data before you delete their user account to ensure their data continues to be protected and accessible.
App downtime  When cloud apps experience downtime and outages, it’s not always at the most convenient time for you. By having a second, secure copy of your data in Backupify, you’ll be able to access and download data when you need it most.

Datto Backupify is the leading cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solution for software-as-a-service applications, including Google Apps, Office 365, and Salesforce. Nearly two million business customers rely on Backupify.

Employees rely on Office 365 & Google Apps to keep their company running

More and more companies rely on Office 365 & Google Apps to get business done. But with all that cloud data comes a whole new set of concerns. What if someone accidentally deletes or overwrites a file? How do you make sure business-critical cloud information isn’t tied to the person who created it? When employees leave the company, can you prevent their files and information from leaving with them?

Backupify’s Office 365 & Google App backup solutions keeps your Microsoft & Google cloud data safe from all forms of harm, inappropriate behaviour and loss — quickly, easily and above all, securely.

There’s no such thing as too safe

Backupify goes above and beyond industry standards to make sure your enterprise Office 365 & Google App data is secure and protected:

  • Files, folders, email, contacts, and calendars are automatically backed up 3x/day
  • SOC 2 Type II audited
  • HIPAA compliant
  • Safe Harbor compliant
  • Built-in data encryption
  • Data controls and monitoring, including audit logs, uptime and availability SLAs, and export capabilities
  • Advanced internal controls
  • Regular vulnerability management and testing

What Can Backupify Backup?

Over 2 million users are using Backupify to protect all different aspects of their SaaS data.

Google Apps
Protect emails, documents, calendars, sites, and contacts

Office 365
Protect files, folders, emails, contacts, and calendars in Microsoft Office 365

Protect objects, custom objects, attachments, files, metadata, and Chatter messages.

Social Media
Protect corporate Twitter accounts and Facebook Business Pages.

Interested in finding out more?

You can request a demo of Backupify by contacting Chris Pottrell on 01454 534009 or email

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