At the first onset of businesses over the US shutting down their operations and moving workers home due to COVID-19, there was an immediate increase of Microsoft 365 user licenses. We saw it within our client base, as did many other Microsoft partners around the globe. We have also seen a huge increase in Teams usage since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. With this increase of activity within Microsoft 365, the risk of accidental deletions grows, therefore the need for a solid backup and unlimited retention of Microsoft 365 data couldn’t be bigger.

Microsoft provides no guarantee against data loss within the Microsoft 365 suite and explicitly states that you should regularly backup your data using a third-party backup provider. Per Microsoft one of the most common security support requests is for assistance remediating account compromise. The most common scenario is an employee becoming the victim of a phishing scam and the attacker gaining the password to their account. Now that attacker can delete all the employee data.  Microsoft only retains data for 14 days after deletion, so your organization needs to make sure you have a backup and disaster recovery solution in place to better protect you in case of attack. 

2W Tech uses a Microsoft 365 backup solution to help guarantee your data is safe and secure in an environment that we can manage and control. This allows our clients to work worry-free, since their data is shielded from processes that are usually prone to human error, such as file deletion. Potential security threats and gaps in retention policy are also addressed, all while meeting the legalities involved in compliance requirements.

The Axcient CloudFinder solution we use comes with SmartSearch, solid restoration capabilities and unparalleled data protection and encryption, so you are constantly reassured that your office files, documents, photos, and videos will never be compromised or unrecoverable. 2W Tech is a technology service provider and a Microsoft Gold Partner. Give us a call today to ensure your Microsoft 365 is protected.

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