BACKUP TIP #2 – Why should you protect your emails and files on Microsoft 365 or Google?

Because both companies recommend you use a 3rd party protection solution in their T&Cs. When you delete a file or folder, it is moved to a recycle bin and then after 92 days in Microsoft’s case the file is permanently deleted. With Google Drive a deleted file or folder is moved to trash and after 30 or 60 days is permanently deleted. The same goes for deleted emails by default.

With Datto SaaS protection from LazenbyIT it is a simple process to backup all your emails, files and Microsoft Teams data multiple times a day in the cloud with file retention beyond the 92 days of recycle bin with OneDrive and SharePoint and beyond the 60 days of Google Drive.

Does the treat of Ransomware attack concern you?

SaaS Protection also protects against Ransomware attack. If your emails and/or files are encrypted, through a spearfishing attack, malware from a corrupted website or an email phishing attack all your emails / files could be useless to you. Even if you pay the ransom, there is no guarantee the criminals will give you the decryption code. However with a cost effective investment in SaaS Protection the original unencrypted versions can be restored quickly and get you back working. The malware / ransomware infection would need to be neutralised first, again LazenbyIT can assist you with this and add better protection.

Implemented SaaS Protection for a client and a couple weeks later they accidentally deleted a complete mailbox.  We restored that for the client within minutes.

As an example, if this deletion had gone unnoticed for 60 or 92 days it could not have been restored from the Microsoft or Google system, but with SaaS Protection it could be indefinitely.

Are you concerned about protecting the data on your systems? contact us now to find out how simple and easy it is to take care of protecting your emails and files effectively.