Microsoft 365 data needs protection from ransomware, the ability to be restored quickly at multiple levels, and cost-effectively retained for long periods to meet compliance. Compliance mandates vary but usually stipulate that email backups be stored for as long as 7-15 years, not just 90 days. Native data retention solutions built into Microsoft 365 do not provide the granular level of backup and restore required by the enterprise, putting them at business and compliance risk. Clumio’s enterprise backup as a service is uniquely designed to securely back up, protect, and restore email and critical data in SaaS, public and hybrid environments as a single service.
"Clumio makes it super simple to protect new workloads as they come online and consolidate the protection of existing ones, like Microsoft 365, on the same platform.”Jason Thomas, CIO, CSK Legal
The default data protection for Microsoft 365 is 90 days. This period may not meet the required data retention requirements for different industries, putting the enterprise at risk. Clumio enables cost-effective data protection for periods longer than 90 days, to years. IT administrators can enforce uniform policies across email accounts and domains, for seven years or more. IT administrators set the policies and Clumio automatically applies those policies to newly added accounts, freeing time for more strategic business activities. Clumio proactively alerts IT Administrators when something needs immediate attention.
If a ransomware attack or another event results in data loss, organizations need to recover quickly to minimize impact to users and customers. Clumio makes it easy to do point in time, complex restores – quickly and efficiently. Administrators can search for a specific email or mailbox, with a simple search tool. This allows organizations to restore either a single email or even a full mailbox rapidly without the tedious search. Clumio also has the unique capability to restore services to alternate locations, data sources, and targets, providing recovery flexibility.
Clumio’s cloud-native design ensures data is securely backed up in the cloud. Tenant data is segmented with unique keys and always encrypted. Clumio’s security credentials are separate from Microsoft 365 production credentials. During backups, data is written to an S3 object store in an immutable format, creating an air-gapped security layer. This provides additional peace of mind for a sound recovery in the case of a data breach or ransomware attack resulting in data deletion within production mailboxes and email accounts.
“36% of enterprises cite SaaS data protection as the most challenging aspect of their data protection tasks.”IDC Multi-cloud Survey, August 2019