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Druva Extends Comprehensive Data Protection and Governance Capabilities to Microsoft SharePoint Online

Druva InSync Gives Microsoft Office 365 Customers a Single Point of Management and Visibility Across Business Data

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Druva, the leader in cloud data protection and information management, today announced extended data protection and governance support for Microsoft SharePoint Online. With the Druva inSync comprehensive data management solution, customers can better protect, preserve and discover crucial business data across Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive, to fully protect Microsoft Office 365 investments.

"With the growing use of SaaS applications for business, it's very easy to overlook the importance of protecting that data in the cloud," said Steven Hill, Senior Storage Analyst at 451 Research. "Most SaaS user agreements still hold customers responsible for their own data protection; making it very risky to assume that key data is being adequately protected simply because it's generated in the cloud."

Microsoft Office 365 continues to see aggressive adoption by global enterprises, and according to one leading analyst firm, it will be used by more than 80% of businesses by 2020. Whether data lives on site, on endpoints or in cloud applications, concerns about unintentional or accidental data loss, corruption and leakage, as well as emerging compliance mandates (e.g. GDPR) and maintaining legal data integrity persist and need to be addressed. According to industry analyst firm Gartner, "When production data moves to the cloud, many organizations don't realize that they are still responsible for their data no matter where it's located."

To overcome these challenges, Druva's overall support for the Microsoft Office 365 solution, in addition to the new support for SharePoint Online, expands data protection and governance capabilities to bring a holistic view across all end-user data with a single access point for protecting, viewing and managing the data.

"With ransomware and other variants of malware roaming the Internet, data protection is of foremost importance to my organization," said Peter Volante, IT Manager, Insite Security. "Druva's support for SharePoint Online will add another layer of defense and ensure we have the ability to recover any file from any point in time, providing increased resiliency and peace of mind."

"We need the ability to restore our SharePoint data from any point in time and to alternative locations," said Matt Bornhorst, Systems Administrator, Polen Capital. "Druva's support for SharePoint Online will give us the granular level of file management and recovery we require, extending our existing backup infrastructure to ensure that all of our business data is protected."

With extended support for SharePoint Online, joint customers will benefit from:

  • Centralized information management: Druva inSync centralizes visibility into corporate data stored within Microsoft Office 365 (OneDrive, Exchange Online and SharePoint) and end-users devices, enabling enterprises to regain control over users' data. This ensures that both end-user productivity and corporate governance requirements are met.
  • Robust timely backup and archiving of content to prevent data loss: Druva inSync automatically backs up Office 365 data, cloud to cloud, without impacting the corporate network or requiring user intervention. IT administrators can recover directly back to their Office 365 environment, from any snapshot point, dramatically reducing the time needed to recover lost data.
  • Comprehensive data governance: Druva inSync collects and preserves dispersed enterprise data wherever it resides -- including endpoints and cloud apps. Druva inSync merges all data sources to provide a single dashboard, with customer compliance and legal workflows, so enterprises can easily search, collect and preserve data to support legal and compliance needs.

"Nearly half of all enterprise data lives outside the data center, and is scattered across endpoints and cloud applications. Druva inSync leads the way in simplifying how enterprises manage and protect dispersed business-critical data," said Dave Packer, Vice President of Product and Alliance Marketing, Druva. "We understand that enterprises have distinct data management needs, and we are committed to supporting them accordingly. Druva inSync support for SharePoint online is another step in our mission to give companies a comprehensive view of their data."

Druva inSync support for SharePoint Online is available in Summer 2017. Please visit our solutions pages to learn more about Druva inSync and cloud applications backup.

About Druva

Druva is the leader in cloud data protection and information management, leveraging the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to protect, preserve and discover information -- dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's award-winning solutions intelligently collect data, and unify backup, disaster recovery, archival and governance capabilities onto a single, optimized data set. As the industry's fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 4,000 global organizations and protects over 25 PB of data. Learn more at http://www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.