- Posted by Continuity
- On 3rd August 2021
Microsoft 365 is a Software as a Service application that offers your business’ employees flexible ways of working and connecting with each other. It’s been a real lifesaver when the pandemic hit in March 2020, enabling us to work remotely and access all our files and information wherever we are, whatever device we’re using.
However, what a lot of businesses don’t know is that Microsoft 365 doesn’t save your data indefinitely. In fact, although being a very secure platform, Microsoft 365 doesn’t back up any of your data, unless it was due to a system failure on behalf of Microsoft. In their Shared Responsibility Model they give a breakdown of what Microsoft is responsible for and what responsibilities lie with the user when it comes to data protection.
That’s why having a comprehensive backup solution in place is crucial. If some of your sensitive data gets lost, this could have severe consequences for your business, once your data is gone, it’s gone for good.
Calder IT offers SaaS protection solutions to keep your data safe, come rain or shine.
Here’s 4 reasons why you need a comprehensive backup solution:
Don’t be a victim of cyber-attacks
Cybercriminals are on the hunt for data. They won’t spare anyone, especially not a company that holds sensitive personal data that can be held for ransom or be sold on the internet. If you leave your data unprotected or don’t have a comprehensive backup solution in place, you’re leaving your door wide open to hackers. You’re also putting your business at risk of being a victim of cybercriminals. With cyber-attacks constantly evolving, you need to make sure your business is equipped with SaaS protection solutions to backup your data and protected from all kinds of cyber threats.
Protect your business from internal threats
Your business may not just be at risk of being hacked by cybercriminals, employees inside your organisation can pose a threat to your business too. No business owner wants to assume that there’s a chance of having a malicious employee within their business who purposely delete or modify data. But you can never be too careful when it comes to potential insider threats.
Accidents happen; be prepared for accidental deletion
It happens in the blink of an eye, one wrong click, and your file, document or any other important information is gone, deleted – you know the drill. Accidents happen, we’re only human. However, some data is very sensitive and essential for your business operations and losing it for good could result in a disaster. Microsoft keeps deleted data in the trash file for 30 days only; after that it’ll be gone forever. That’s why keeping your data safely backed up independently is key to recovery in case accidents happen.
Ensure that your business is GDPR compliant
As a business owner you’re required by law to adhere to GDPR regulations and keep your employees or customers data safe. Should you lose any of their sensitive data, you could face big fines. So making sure that you’ve got the right security measures in place is crucial. By backing up your Microsoft 365 data you’re ensuring that your organisation is handling and processing personal data correctly – and most importantly, staying GDPR compliant.
Keeping your business safe with SaaS protection solutions is essential to comply with GDPR regulations, and to prevent severe damage to your business, due to ransomware, malware, or downtime due to data loss.
Calder IT offers robust backup and recovery solutions for your cloud-based applications and systems. With the use of market-leading software and solutions, Calder IT makes sure that your business is always prepared for any challenges or disasters that could happen at any point in the future.
Get in touch today to start protecting your data, and your business.