Microsoft 365, also known as Office 365, is a Microsoft subscription service that provides users with the latest Office applications, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and more. This technological rebrand is “designed to help you achieve more with innovative Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and world-class security,” according to Microsoft.
Microsoft 365 still has its own set of security gaps that are difficult to address. Businesses, in turn, as hindered from using the platform’s full potential without risking their data’s integrity:
One of the main reasons for data security breaches with Microsoft 365 is human error.
Companies lost $4.61M on average in 2021 due to human error and insider threats. Data breach costs have since grown by 10% year-over-year.
Microsoft 365 / Office 365 only saves deleted emails in the recycle bin for up to 90 days.
Microsoft guarantees the infrastructure, but not the customer’s data. Based on Microsoft’s Service Agreement (Sec.6b), they recommend using regular, third-party solutions to backup Office 365 and cover this gap.
According to this HelpNet Security article, there are 12 major vulnerabilities that can sorted into five main categories:
Exchange Online can be one of the largest data sources of any O365 environment. Emails, attachments and related data can be massive in terms of file size. Because Dropsuite provides unlimited storage, you’ll never need to worry about running out of storage.
Set up an automated Microsoft 365 backup to cloud that occurs several times a day, and because we only back up modified files, speed is maximized. This takes the hassle out of keeping Exchange Online files secure and protected.
OneDrive users can sometimes experience interference from other apps in Office 365. Dropsuite can help.
Backup OneDrive to ensure all your business digital assets are safe from harm. Maintain complete copies of critical business digital assets to ensure protection from hackers, encryption malware, accidental deletion and more.
Feel confident knowing you’re prepared for data disasters by ensuring your OneDrive files are automatically backed up and instantly ready for restore as part of the entire set of O365 backup data.
Office 365 Groups enable teams of people to collaborate and share business-critical data, files, project information and much more. This makes backing up Groups critical to enable the group to continue their work with minimal time or data loss in the event of a security breach.
All it takes is one click to restore your Group data and communications, and you’re back to sharing, collaborating and accessing all your Group information and resources.
Teams is increasingly becoming the business collaboration tool of choice, and Microsoft isn’t slowing down with the updates and additions to Teams functionality.
The flexibility of Teams allows it to use all other Microsoft 365 applications and enable a wide range of capabilities across the entire service – from file sharing, to meetings, to private chats, and more – making it a one-stop full collaboration tool.
However, today’s collaboration-oriented remote workforce have become more vulnerable because of this openness. Bad actors that manage to invade a company’s Teams instance can theoretically jump from one application to another. Dropsuite ensures your Teams’ business-critical information is securely backed up in the event of a breach like this.
Microsoft Calendars, Contacts and Tasks backup are also included in Dropsuite’s Microsoft 365 backup.
These Office 365 data sets are often forgotten or overlooked and can lead to significant data protection gaps. Because these files contain critical business information they are just as necessary to protect. This is especially true given the ever-increasing regulations regarding privacy and security of contact information.
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