Enterprise modern data protection for Microsoft 365
Ensure your critical Microsoft 365 data is secure, easily discoverable, and always accessible with immutable backups for data protection.
Many organizations consider Microsoft 365 (initially known as Microsoft Office 365) to be one of their most critical business applications and, naturally, want to ensure that their data is protected. Even as a SaaS product, Microsoft 365 is susceptible to many of the same types of data loss events as on-premises data. Some events,
such as ransomware attacks, originate outside the organization, while others can occur internally, such as users accidentally deleting files or overwriting data.
Given the potential for accidental or malicious data loss events, regular backups are vitally important (Microsoft stresses this point in its Microsoft 365 service agreement). But choosing the right backup solution can be difficult: there are many options, and the right choice will vary depending upon the organization’s needs.
Microsoft Shared Responsibility
Organizations understand the value of backing up their data on-premises, but often don't invest in the same way in protecting SaaS-based data. Many IT leaders assume that their cloud providers have "insured backup" - a dangerous assumption that can lead to data loss. Cloud provider terms and conditions state that data protection in the cloud is a shared responsibility between you (the customer) and the cloud provider. The Microsoft Services Agreement takes this a step further, stating that you should “regularly back up any of your content and data that you store on the Services or store using “Third Party Apps and Services.”
Ultimately, it is the customer's responsibility to protect their applications and data running in a public cloud, regardless of provider. The shared responsibility in the cloud published by Microsoft is a good reference point for these concepts. This leaves the customer at a critical decision point - How do I efficiently and reliably protect my assets that reside in the cloud? While the question may seem simple at first glance, it is in fact quite complex.
Rubrik for M365
Rubrik orchestrates policy-based protection of Microsoft 365 through the Polaris SaaS platform, providing unprecedented simplicity and performance for search and restore operations for Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams. Protection against data loss with automated enterprise-scale protection and super-fast recovery to maintain maximum data availability.
- Cloud native protection via Polaris
Rubrik builds on Microsoft's native tooling with built-in backup and recovery automation to prevent data loss and facilitate streamlined management of your Microsoft 365 applications.
- Centralized management
Get consistent, SaaS-based backups across Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams from one intuitive dashboard.
- Turbocharge recovery
Prevent data loss and minimize downtime with detailed three-step recovery to any destination. Find data easily with real-time global search.
Benefits of the Rubrik Approach
Rubrik’s SaaS approach and cloud-native architecture allow for rapid iteration and product enhancements without customers having to redeploy, upgrade, or bother with anything other than use the service.
Rubrik Polaris offers a straightforward setup to backup Microsoft 365. Customers simply fill in the details for their Azure account, storage, and compute and are ready to begin taking the first snapshot in minutes. Polaris takes care of all the rest.
Rubrik eliminates manual, time-consuming job scheduling. BPSOLUTIONS will assign data management policies with one SLA policy engine. SLA policies can be applied to the entire Microsoft 365 subscription or to individual end users. All user-created
and default folders in mailboxes within that organization are automatically protected.
SECURE, ELASTIC ARCHITECTURE
Rubrik ensures customers maintain control of where their data is stored. All data remains in Rubrik’s Azure subscription, including emails, OneDrive items, and metadata. In combination with your organisation, BPSOLUTIONS will decide in which regions. Polaris orchestrates Azure resources to complete data management tasks, such as backup, search, and recovery, as needed. Rubrik Polaris is built on an elastic, cloud-native architecture that dynamically scales compute instances depending on user needs – all while delivering high performance, cost efficiencies, and unlimited scale.
EVENTS & REPORTS
The Rubrik Polaris Events tab identifies, isolates, and prioritizes incidents with a unified view of global Rubrik events. This enables customers to find point-in-time events with easy-to-use filters and real-time search.
The Events tab shows information on system events by event types and object types, such as a user mailbox or OneDrive.
Rubrik Polaris also has customizable reports about application data protection and Polaris underlying infrastructure. The Reporting tab enables you to create views of the most commonly used system metrics.
Customers use the data gathered in the reports to perform audits and data management planning. The figure below displays compliance status of the selected data source. The example shows the number of mailboxes in SLA Domain compliance compared to those that are not. You can click an out of compliance object, such as a mailbox, to dig deeper into details to troubleshoot.
In the event of data loss, whether accidental or malicious, you can quickly browse through point-in-time snapshots and restore an entire mailbox or OneDrive or individual folders and items. You have the option to restore to the original
location or export to another user’s mailbox or OneDrive. Additionally, Rubrik Polaris provides role-based access control, enabling you to designate granular user permissions over data access. This will be implemented in the implementation phase together.
What customers are saying
Part of Zero Trust Data Security
Many ransomware attacks target backups. That’s why it’s vital to ensure your backups are 100% protected and resilient. With Rubrik’s Zero Trust Data Security no one is trustworthy. No user. No application. No device. To meet this new standard, data must be natively immutable so that it can never be modified, encrypted, or deleted by ransomware. Data needs to be ready at all times so you can recover what you need, and never pay a ransom.
If you would like us to challenge your data protection, please contact us.