Pay a monthly fee to have the main sitcoms, movies and music available to watch or listen anytime and as many times as you want to is a reality (comfortable and pleasant) that is already part of the life of those who subscribe to services like Netflix and Spotify.

When we look at the corporate market, we see more and more companies migrating to solutions like Office 365, which in a way, follows the same approach used by the companies mentioned above. By subscribing to this solution, companies now have a robust e-mail (Exchange) structure and can even sign in for software such as Word, Power Point, Excel and other applications on their computers or smartphones. In addition, the subscription also guarantees 1 TB of cloud storage with OneDrive, minutes on Skype to make calls to landlines, and access to expert technical support from Microsoft.

What’s wrong with that? Nothing, as long as you keep your company data protected correctly.

From the moment you rely solely on the structure of a provider to ensure your company’s data recovery, you have a problem to manage. In the case of using e-mails, for example, Microsoft stores messages for a period of time, but that is not the time it takes to address regulatory issues. In case of legal proceedings, for example, you must have e-mails stored for at least five years.

Make sure the data stored in external infrastructure has backup.

By opting for services where information is saved in the provider’s infrastructure, it is critical to have strategies for efficient and, preferably, independent backup as part of the scope. This is so true that if on one hand, solutions of this kind have gained more and more space in corporations, on another, many vendors have developed applications or partnership to protect this type of data.

Kymo is an example of an information security vendor that has been working on it, and has partnered with leading vendors such as Veeam, Cloudally, Barracuda Networks, and others. Through this, it is already integrating its intelligent backup solution with new cloud technologies, thus increasing the protection of corporate data.

When migrating systems to external providers, it is important to be alert and not rely solely on the chosen partner’s infrastructure.

Always make sure that the data backup policy meets your business and also regulatory requirements.

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