Why SaaS Backup Should Be a Core Component of Your Business Continuity Plan


There are endless threats to your SaaS data. Only some IT professionals are fully aware of these threats, with the Thales 2023 Cloud Security Study finding that 38 percent of respondents rank SaaS applications as the top target for cyberattacks. In the same survey, 46 percent of respondents said they had experienced a data breach in their cloud environment

While you may be able to fight back against many threats with today’s cyber defenses, the same study found that 55 percent of breaches were caused by human error. That’s a threat that isn’t easy to combat. 

What’s worse, SaaS data breaches are more common than you may think, with AppOmni’s SaaS Breach Info Center listing breaches to Microsoft 365, Okta, Equifax and Sony. That’s why you need SaaS backup.

SaaS Data Backup and the Shared Responsibility Model

You may be aware of the shared responsibility model. But not everyone is. Arcserve’s own global study finding that 43 percent of IT decision-makers believe cloud providers are responsible for data.

Microsoft says, “For all cloud deployment types, you own your data and identities. You're responsible for protecting the security of your data and identities, on-premises resources, and the cloud components you control.” Translated into plain language, if your Microsoft SaaS data is lost due to a breach, ransomware, or other data disaster, it’s your problem getting it back. 

Why SaaS Backup?

If your company is like most, you depend on SaaS applications to drive your business. Without your SaaS data, your business will likely screech to a halt. That’s why you must incorporate SaaS backup into your business continuity and disaster recovery plan.

The numbers bear this out, with the Thales survey also finding that the mean number of SaaS applications used at responding organizations was 97. However, most organizations use common SaaS apps like Salesforce, Microsoft 365, and Google Workspace too. 

That’s a lot of precious SaaS data. And that’s why you need a cloud-native, cloud-to-cloud SaaS backup solution. Arcserve SaaS Backup is that solution, providing comprehensive protection for data hosted in SaaS application clouds. 

Simple, Secure, and Scalable SaaS Backup and Recovery 

Arcserve SaaS Backup is simple to set up. It takes just five minutes before protection starts, and management is easy with a single pane of glass that offers multi-tenant and role-based access controls (RBAC). Navigation is fast while giving you complete control over your protected data.

The solution also features immutable backups using a blockchain-based algorithm. Immutable backups are saved in a write-once-read-many-times (WORM) format that can’t be altered or deleted. You can be certain your backups are safe and that an unaltered copy of your data can be retrieved and restored, even if you’re the victim of ransomware, malware, or other form of attack. Think of immutable backups as your last line of defense.

With Arcserve SaaS Backup, your data is encrypted in transit and at rest, with a default 30-day delete retention. That makes it easy to restore files deleted in error. 

Guaranteed Data Sovereignty

The Thales study found that 83 percent of respondents are concerned about the impacts of data sovereignty on their cloud deployments. And for good reasons, with the EU GDPR levying fines of up to $22 million or 4 percent of global annual turnover (whichever is greater) for non-compliance.

Arcserve SaaS Backup solves that problem by keeping four copies of your backup data in two different data centers within the same region. That guarantees both data sovereignty and backup redundancy.

The Most Cost-Effective SaaS Backup Solution

Ensuring business continuity with SaaS backup doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Arcserve SaaS Backup is the most cost-effective solution available, with a single price per seat that includes all SaaS data protection functionalities. 

These include custom backup retention settings to meet your compliance requirements and no additional charge for data traffic—ingress, egress, or transaction fees. Even better, you get unlimited data storage in our online cloud tier with Arcserve SaaS Backup, ensuring fast access and restores.

Learn More

Take a deeper dive into Arcserve SaaS Backup by requesting a demo or taking advantage of our 30-day free trial offer.

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