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5 Reasons to Secure your Data with SaaS Backup


5 Reasons to Backup and Secure your Data

Cloud Service Providers Recommends Third-Party Backup

Microsoft 365 Exchange

Microsoft: “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

G Suite: “You have a limited time from when the data was permanently deleted to restore files and messages. After that, the data is gone forever.”

– G Suite Administrator Help: https://support.google.com

Salesforce: “maintains a copy of customer data for disaster recovery purposes, but it is important for customers to develop a data backup and recovery strategy as part of their overall data management and security model. The Salesforce Data Recovery service is an expensive and time-consuming process and should only be used as a last resort, when no other copy of the data is available.”

– Salesforce Knowledge: https://help.salesforce.com

Dropbox business backup

Box: “There is a 14-day grace period when content is removed from Trash during which User Services can recover your content. After this, we cannot guarantee that the files or folders will be recoverable.”

– Box.com Community Help Portal: https://community.box.com


Dropbox: “Deleted files are marked for deletion in our system and are purged from our storage servers. They can no longer be recovered.”

– Dropbox Help Center Portal: https://dropbox.com

Top IT Analysts Advise Third-Party Backup

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

  • Organizations that assume SaaS applications don’t require backup,
    or that the SaaS vendor’s data protection Is good enough, may
    place critical data at risk.
  • Organizations cannot assume that SaaS providers will offer
    backup as part of the service or provide interfaces that backup
    vendors can use to access data.

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

  • While almost all SaaS vendors explicitly state that protecting data is
    the customer's responsibility, infrastructure and operations (I&O)
    leaders usually send critical data to those providers without any plan
    for ensuring data resiliency.
  • Back up SaaS data or risk losing customers, partners, and employees.
  • Stop leaving the door open to data loss, and start proactively protecting
    cloud data before it's too late. 

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

  • Despite O365 becoming the center of business productivity, a backup and recovery strategy is an afterthought. Fewer than a quarter of O365 users have dedicated third-party data protection for O365. As data footprint in O365 environment proliferates, businesses need to realise that regardless of where the data is, it is the user's responsibility to protect it
  • Without a dedicated backup and recovery strategy, enterprises are exposing O365 data to risks such as ransomware, data deletion, and compliance exposures, hindering their resiliency and business continuity.

– IDC Report: www.idc.com

Audits and Regulations Mandate It


  • Audits and data protection laws like the GDPR, and HIPAA, mandate demonstrable recoverability.
  • Article 32 of the GDPR insists that organizations, “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”

“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

SaaS Data Loss Happens. Frequently.

Native Workarounds are Timebound and Cumbersome

Native solutions are built for purposes of archival and not recovery. Hence restoring lost data using them is tedious and time-bound. They cannot compare to the ease of point-in-time recovery by SaaS backup solutions.
  • 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.

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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