Why Backup Microsoft 365?

6 Reasons to Secure your Data with SaaS Backup

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Why Backup Microsoft 365?

5 Reasons to Secure your

Data with SaaS Backup

Microsoft 365 services | CloudAlly

6 Reasons to Backup and Secure your Data

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Microsoft Recommends 3rd Party Backup
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Top IT Analysts Advise 3rd Party Backup
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Audits & Regulations Mandate It
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SaaS Data Loss Happens. Frequently.
Native Workarounds are Timebound and Cumbersome
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Microsoft Recommends Third-Party Backup

October 2017 

“If you want to support recovering message beyond 30 days, you would need to use a 3rd party service for the backup… Point in time restoration of mailbox items is out of scope for the Exchange Online service.”

– MS Technet Documentation: https://support.office.com

February 2020

“After the 90-day retention period ends, Microsoft disables the account and deletes the customer data. No more than 180 days after expiration or termination of a subscription to Office 365, Microsoft disables the account and deletes all customer data from the account.”

– Microsoft Support: https://docs.microsoft.com

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It's Your Responsibility

Common Misconceptions

This is the IT Manager Responsibility and not Microsoft!

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Primary Responsibility

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Microsoft 365 Backup

Copy of your data stored in a different location such as Amazon AWS S3 regional Data Centers

Full Data Retention

ST & LT retention filling any/all policy gaps granular & point-in-time recovery options

Supporting Technology

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Internal: Accidental Deletion, Malicious Insiders, Employee Retaliation and Evidence Tampering

External: Ransomware, Malware, Hackers, Rogue Apps


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Your Microsoft 365 Data

Access and control of your data residing in Office 365


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Role as data owner

Answer to corporate and regional industry regulations

Demands from internal legal and compliance officers

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Top IT Analysts Advise Third-Party Backup

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"Assuming SaaS Applications Don’t
Require Backup Is Dangerous"

– Gartner: https://gartner.com


"Back Up Your SaaS Data — Because
Most SaaS Providers Don't"

– Forrester Report: https://forrester.com

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"Why a Backup Strategy for Microsoft Office 365 is Essential for Security, Compliance, and Business Continuity"

– IDC Report: www.idc.com

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Audits and Regulations Mandate It


“Have the ability to restore the availability and access to personal data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident.”

– Article 32, GDPR – https://www.privacy-regulation.eu

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  • Audits and data protection laws like the GDPR, HIPAA, and SoX mandate demonstrable recoverability.
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Recover from Ransomware and Data Loss

“Ransomware Is the Greatest Business Threat in 2022” 


“Backups are critical in ransomware recovery and response; if you are infected, a backup may be the best way to recover your critical data.”

– U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

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“We just had a customer hit by Ransomware who managed to get to recover their data with CloudAlly SharePoint Online backups. With a few clicks we were able to restore all the affected data. Big win for Cloudally!”

– Robert Vance, DMS iTECH

Mitigate the risk of ransomware and reduce the cost of downtime with quick data recovery. Encrypted and immutable SaaS backup can be your oasis when ransomware strikes. Seamlessly recover the last good version of your SaaS data thus lowering your Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and optimizing business continuity. Without paying the ransom! Learn more about how CloudAlly enables ransomware recovery 

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SaaS Data Loss Happens. Frequently.

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Native Workarounds are Timebound and Cumbersome

Compared to SaaS cloud-to-cloud data backup for business critical solutions such as Office 365 - Native Solutions are incomplete.

Using a SaaS 3rd party backup solution such as CloudAlly, provides a comprehensive data protection capability for the IT manager.

Backup & Recovery solutions such as CloudAlly exist because native solutions are incomplete in providing a full & comprehesive backup for Microsoft 365.

  • Native solutions like Litigation Hold and Recycle Bins are timebound. Once the time limit is up your data is permanently deleted.
  • Native solutions are archival in nature and not built for data recovery. This means that restore is tedious and destructive (changes are overwritten) without unlimited point-in-time, or cross-user recovery.

Fast & Accurate Data Recovery Capabilities

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Native MS 365 Process

  1. Search discovery mailbox
  2. Export PST files
  3. Import PST files to another profile
  4. Replicate back to the server
  5. Data available (imprecise restore)

CloudAlly SaaS Backup & Restore

Completed within a few minutes

Why Backup your Data with CloudAlly?

Simplified User Interface providing / End-to-end automated or on-demand backup of all your Office 365 data (Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks), SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Groups. Metadata included. Auto-addition of new users, groups and sites.

Anytime/anywhere recovery includes non-destructive restore from any point-in-time, granular level, or across users to any  storage (CloudAlly regional Amazon S3/Compatible, Azure, Google Cloud Platform.* Plus unlimited data retention. 

Exceptional Customer Service real-person 365x24x7 to resolve all your Office 365 backup queries within a 30-min response time. Dedicated Customer Hub with video tutorials and a detailed knowledge base.

Secure and Certified with Microsoft mandated OAuth and MFA/2FA support. ISO 27001, HIPAA, and GDPR compliant. Global data centers. Secure Amazon S3 Encryption. 

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Our Cloud Backup Solutions are:


ISO 27001 certified, GDPR, and HIPAA compliant.


Activate backups for all or selected users with a few simple clicks.


Amazon S3 Secure Storage and AES-256 Encryption.


Backup Office 365, G Suite / Google Apps, Salesforce and more from a single CloudAlly account.


User specified archive locations (US, Canada, EU, AU) and backup times.


Automated daily backup with unlimited archive retention to easily recover data from any point in time.

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