Office 365 is a software as a service (SaaS) offering, providing access to the widely used Microsoft office applications through the cloud on a subscription basis.
Applications in Office 365 include exchange online, Excel, Word and Powerpoint as well as many more outside of the traditional office bundle, all of which are available on different tiers to suit your business requirements.
Why do I need protection and back up for Office 365? Isn’t this already included with my subscription?
This is a key part of Office 365 that is often misunderstood. As the SaaS provider, Microsoft are giving you access to their service and the data that you upload, but any data that you store remains your responsibility and should be treated as if it was within your internal infrastructure.
Microsoft’s data focus is on protecting their hardware and applications, for example in the case of a natural disaster or a power outage. In these instances, Microsoft are responsible and have many security features built in to their datacentres, which you can read more on here.
Responsibility shifts back to you when it comes to how users interact with the data that is stored, so this particularly applies to backup, recovery and malware protection for your data in Office 365. The only way to guarantee the protection of your data is to add a specialist solution to your Office 365 subscription on top of the basic protections offered by Microsoft directly.
By choosing to partner with think S3 for this, our experts can assess your system and choose from our wide range of partners to recommend the best possible solution on the market for your O365 data protection requirements.