Cloud Backup

Ironclad Data Security for Microsoft 365

Protection for all your critical productivity data – from Microsoft Exchange to Teams

COVID-19 is Changing the Digital Workplace. Are You Prepared?

These unprecedented times have forced companies to rapidly adopt remote working environments and cloud technologies to maintain business continuity. As a result, more business-critical data is being stored in the cloud, making a day-to-day backup solution more important than ever.

Cloud Backup is Essential to Protecting Your Data in Microsoft 365

Microsoft’s service agreement recommends you regularly backup your data using third-party services

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Average cost of a data breach for SMBs

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SMBs reported cyber-attacks in 2019i

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Businesses are impacted by data loss

ION Office 365 Cloud Backup is the Perfect Complement to Microsoft 365

One data protection solution for your most critical Microsoft 365 services

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Exchange Online Backup

Email, calendar, contacts, tasks, notes, journals, public folders

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SharePoint Backup

Site Collections, subsites, lists, folders, files, versions

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OneDrive for Business Backup

Full account, folders, files, versions

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Teams Backup

Conversations, Calendar, Files, Notebook, Modern Team Sites

How it Works

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Automated backups

Snapshots of your Microsoft 365 data are automatically saved up to six times a day, with no storage limits, overages, or additional installations. Automated discovery enables you to immediately start backing up new tenants as they are added.

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Industry-leading data protection

Data never leaves Microsoft Azure, equipping you with all Azure’s built-in security and data governance measures. Additionally, your data is encrypted with 256-bit encryption at-rest and 128-bit encryption in-transit.

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Flexible restore options

Perform full, granular, and point-in-time restore options with the click of a button. This empowers you to mitigate data loss events, bad actors, and service outages on-premises and in the cloud.

Cloud Backup FAQ

Having data in a cloud-based SaaS solution like Microsoft 365 doesn’t necessarily protect you from threats. In order to truly protect your data in the cloud – especially in an era of increased remote work scenarios – you need a cloud backup solution. Data loss can occur from any number of causes – from accidental deletion to malicious attacks like viruses and ransomware. Furthermore, Microsoft’s own recommendation is for end users to leverage a 3rd party data protection solution like Cloud Backup to extend the native data retention policies of Microsoft 365. With a solution like Cloud Backup, small business customers can thus quickly and accurately recover from unfortunate data loss incidents involving this productivity data with minimal disruption, mitigating possible data loss costs.

Using cloud-based services can offer customers significant advantages with regards to scalability, cost, productivity, and efficiency, among others. However, the cloud still poses security risks for users, as viruses, ransomware, and other data breach risks can still impact user data in the cloud. In fact, analysts point to the fact that 32% of businesses are impacted by data loss in the cloud at some point, with the most common causes being user error (64% of cases) and malicious attacks (20%). With the increase in remote working environments, because of the COVID-19 outbreak, phishing scams have increased significantly. In a single week, Google reported an average of 18 million COVID-19 phishing emails sent per day.ii

Cloud Backup complements native data protection features in Microsoft 365 by providing up to six automated backups per day across the Microsoft 365 tenant. Coverage includes user data found in Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams. It protects data with unlimited storage and retention, and maintains productivity with rapid search and one-click restore that empowers customers to quickly recover from data loss or corruption.

Cloud Backup storage is in Microsoft Azure, and you can determine the storage location, based on two options available for each subscription:

  • Use ION Office 365 Cloud Backup Azure Server:
    If you decide to use ION Office 365 Cloud Backup’s default Azure server, you can select the location of the data center where the backup will be housed, including US, Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, North Europe, Singapore, UK West, UK South, West Europe, France, Germany, Norway, South Africa, and Switzerland.
  • Bring your own Azure storage:
    You can also select your own Azure tenant or a customer’s Azure tenant for the data storage.

Yes, ION Office 365 Cloud Backup conforms to all HIPPA requirements of a Business Associate. Once a covered entity completes and signs our Business Associate Agreement (BAA), we can create a HIPPA-compliant Cloud Backup subscription. The BAA contains the elements specified at 45 CFR 164.504(e), including:

  • A description of the permitted and required uses of protected health information by ION247.
  • The provision that ION247 will not use or further disclose the protected health information other than as permitted or required by the contract or as required by law.
  • Requirements to use appropriate safeguards to prevent a use or disclosure of the protected health information other than as provided for by the contract.

It is a premium data protection service for Microsoft 365, giving partners a powerful tool to help small businesses quickly and accurately recover from productivity data loss. Its differentiating features as an Microsoft 365 backup solution are:

  • Comprehensive backup coverage across the Microsoft 365 portfolio – including the latest collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams and Groups
  • Ability to offer unlimited backup storage and retention – including deleted users
  • Powerful search and restore capabilities to quickly recover from data loss
  • Industry-leading security and privacy policy support – HIPAA compliance at no extra charge
  • Full cloud-to-cloud solution built exclusively on industry-leading public cloud provider Microsoft

ION247 operates adjacently, but distinctly from an Microsoft 365 subscription. We leverage the latest industry and Microsoft security protocols – such as MFA – to securely connect customer Microsoft 365 subscriptions with the ION Office 365 Cloud Backup functionality.

ION247 is a market-leading Microsoft 365 backup solution for small businesses. Its backup scope includes the complete set of Microsoft 365 productivity data that small businesses rely on to collaborate, communicate and operate efficiently, from Exchange Online information (mail, calendars, contacts, notes, etc.) to SharePoint libraries and data, OneDrive files and folders, and data stored and used by Microsoft 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams.

ION247 retains all data from deleted users. The data can be restored to a public or shared mailbox, or to another user.

There is no limit to how much user mailbox data is backed up in ION247, nor is there a time limit to how long it is retained, provided your customers maintain an active subscription.

The time it takes to restore varies on the amount of data restored. Individual items can take as little as a couple of minutes while full mailboxes can take multiple hours depending on how much data is being restored.


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