M365 data protection: why it really matters

Sep 28, 2022 | Blogs and whitepapers

Why do you need extra Data Protection?

It’s important to remember that Software as a Service (SaaS) platform providers, like Microsoft 365, take on the responsibility of application uptime and the underlying infrastructure. However, it’s still the customer’s responsibility to manage and protect their vital business data! It’s also worth noting that while many of the built-in features within Microsoft 365 can feel like backups, none of them adheres to the standard definition of a backup, which is a separate copy of data that’s stored in a different location that data can quickly and easily be recovered from.

You should consider an additional data protection approach for your M365 environment for several reasons. The main reason, however, is to protect against accidental deletion! This can be an entire user, mailbox, or random data or files.

A second reason is of course everything related to internal or external security threats. An employee holding a grudge against another colleague (or the entire company) or f.e. a Ransomware attack.


The WESTPOLE approach for Data Protection

The WESTPOLE approach on Data Protection is built on a modern SAAS-based solution that provides you with all the benefits of the cloud without compromising on security. It takes advantage of the power and flexibility of the Microsoft Azure platform while delivering high availability and disaster recovery capabilities to protect your critical applications and data.

We provide a complete managed SaaS data management solution that provides a single pane of glass for your entire data management needs. It helps you manage your data from the cloud, on-premise and hybrid environments. This includes Exchange Online email archiving to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online backups to Azure Storage.

Our approach allows you to simplify your data protection needs, and our solution comes with unlimited storage, unlimited retention and zero egress fees!


Modernize Your IT Management

Modernizing your IT management infrastructure can help you realize significant benefits. It can reduce complexity, cost and risk while increasing efficiency, security, compliance and user productivity.

This is true not only for your legacy or on-prem infrastructure but also for your M365 environment. With the WESTPOLE approach, we make sure that you regain control of your M365 environment! And maybe save some money or resources on licensing and repetitive manual tasks!


Reporting and analytics

Reporting and analytics are crucial to understanding your environment. You need to know where you are and where you need to go. Knowing where you are will help you determine what tools and processes might be required in order for your organization to reach its goals.

Our managed M365 management solution provides hundreds of predefined dashboards and reports to provide you with any possible insight into your M365 environment!


Reduce Operational Costs

The cost savings you can achieve with the WESTPOLE solution are potentially immense. You may be able to reduce your costs by:

  • Reducing manual work and admin tasks
  • Reducing the number of admins needed, or at least lowering the need for high-level admins
  • Reducing the number of licenses required

Increase Security & Compliance

Our managed solution can assist you with (ao):

  • Provides insight into security and compliance rules
  • Audit-ready reporting
  • Granular role-based access control or the usage of virtual tenants
  • A single admin interface


Microsoft 365 is transforming the way we work.

Microsoft 365 is transforming the way we work. Get a proven, efficient way to manage, protect and recover your Microsoft 365 environment. At WESTPOLE we provide you with the much-needed managed services to help you manage your complete M365 environment, optimize license utilization and automate manual tasks. But we also provide you with the best data protection services to protect your company’s most important asset: your data!