Standard Cloud-based backup limitations
Did you know that most cloud-based SaaS solutions, like Microsoft 365, only provide you disaster-recovery backup, and does not include retention as a standard? Furthermore, the disaster-recovery backups are only around for a certain period of time. This means that even though your entire intranet, email and conversations are backed up on a regular basis, you are not protected against accidental or malicious data loss.
Imagine that a user unknowingly or accidentally deletes a mission-critical, signed contract. This file goes into your intranet’s recycle bin for 30 days, after which is permanently deleted. Your disaster-recovery backups save it for an additional 30-days, after which it is also deleted from there permanently. This gives you 60 days to discover the accidental deletion until that file is gone forever. If you catch it within 60 days, this is not a problem yet, but most missing files, especially in archives are not discovered missing until months or years after permanent deletion.