Blaze Vault Backup for Microsoft 365

Blaze Vault Backup for Microsoft 365

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Blaze Vault Backup for Microsoft 365

Blaze Vault Backup for Microsoft 365 provides ransomware protection for your entire Microsoft 365 environment. Customers have the security of immutable, validated backups of Microsoft 365 and access to rapid restoration of data and services in the event of incidents or errors corrupting or deleting data.

A Central Focus for Cyberattack

A company’s Microsoft 365 services are a focus for cyber attacks. Whether malware is carried through email phishing, compromised Office documents, Teams or messaging, the Microsoft 365 environment has a large attack surface and is a common entry point for cybercriminals, with Microsoft 365 data being a prime target in itself.

While preventative measures such as Endpoint Protection, Managed Endpoint Detection & Response, and Email threat and spam filtering are important defences, no system is impenetrable.
For most companies, restoration of backups remains the last line of defence for business continuity with backup and recovery being a key focus of the business’ disaster recovery plan. Whatever Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) apply to your company’s different data sets (within your disaster recovery strategy), for backup and recovery to be effective, backups must be:

  • frequent
  • recoverable (fast and with ease)
  • dependable (validated and meeting RPOs)
  • capable of being restored to alternative systems and sites, and
  • themselves protected from corruption or infection once the backup is created (immutable).

This last factor is particularly important with the threat posed by Ransomware and its close cousin, Wiperware.

Ransomware and Wiperware Protection

Ransomware attacks which preventing access to corporate data, usually by it being encrypted by the cybercriminals, and/or the destruction of the data by Wiperware – are particularly challenging forms of cyberattack.
In a best-case scenario the company can swiftly replace encrypted data with an up-to-date backup copy that has been scanned and determined virus free.
Speed of recovery to the point of having current data accessible to the company’s operations is therefore crucial.

Blaze Vault Backup for Microsoft 365 is designed to form a key element within a company’s disaster recovery strategy. The service has been designed with rapid restore in mind, and by using Veeam technology (as with our main Blaze Vault service) backup versions are stored in an immutable form and your data is actively screened for threats and malicious behaviour before it is restored.

With immutable backups, once the data is written to our Blaze Vault Microsoft 365 Backup Storage platform, it cannot be modified, and is read only. Should any potential future cyberattack attempt to erase backup data, it would be thwarted.

Secure and Reliable Backup for M365

Blaze Vault Backup for Microsoft 365 uses Direct Peering connectivity (via Microsoft ExpressRoute) for secure, high performance connectivity between the Microsoft 365 service and Blaze’s secure infrastructure: the Blaze Private Core Network and Blaze Cloud.
This is a highly protected environment which has been designed with security built in from the ground-up.

Ensure your Microsoft 365 Data is Safe and Backed Up

A common misunderstanding is that Microsoft takes care of Microsoft 365 backups as part of the service. Not so: in Microsoft’s Service Agreement, information and data is always the responsibility of the customer, not Microsoft: While Microsoft performs replication of your Microsoft 365 data, providing limited protection, it does not perform true data backup.
True data backup requires that a complete copy of your data is stored on separate media, and that you have complete control and access to the backed-up data. Particularly for Disaster Recovery situations, backups need to be kept in a separate environment and must be easily restored.

Blaze Vault Backup for Microsoft 365 eliminates the risk of losing access to business-critical data and ensures that you remain in complete control. With this solution, you can securely back up Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams data, and quickly recover the data sets needed (or individual items), and if required, perform eDiscovery on data archives.

Orchestration of Data Backup and Restore with Blaze Vault Backup for Microsoft 365

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With all connectivity being through the Blaze Private Network, your data is always protected and accessible. With a wide variety of recovery options, the service includes access to both a primary backup within the Microsoft 365 platform (enabling the fastest possible recovery), and to Disaster Recovery backups in the Blaze environment. Access to your data is assured should there ever be an incident damaging data in the Microsoft-hosted online service (or preventing access to it).

50 Recovery Options with Blaze Vault Backup for Microsoft 365

Data Backup: Flexible and reliable backup for Microsoft 365

  • Meet any RPO: Back up Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Teams as often as needed to meet even the most stringent recovery point objective (RPO).
  • Backup policy tiering: Deliver the appropriate level of protection to different data sets by setting up multiple backup policies with different schedules (from as little as every 5 minutes).
  • Retention policies: Highly flexible policies can be set, including for individual items or snapshots of objects, with retention periods of up to 25 years.
  • Master the 3-2-1 Rule: Disaster Recovery backups are kept on separate secondary storage in Blaze Cloud to eliminate Microsoft cloud dependency and increase resilience.
  • Data Sovereignty: All Blaze Vault data is stored in the UK.

Data Recovery: Fast and Easy Microsoft 365 Restores

  • Recovery flexibility: Recover data exactly how your business requires, whether that’s to its original location or user, or to a different location or user.
  • Granular recovery: Recover as much or as little as you need, whether that’s a full Microsoft 365 organisation or an individual user, folder or file.
  • Bulk recovery: Recover with minimal downtime and manual effort when you recover multiple Microsoft 365 users in a single operation.
  • Shared Backup Administration: Where required, specific aspects of backup management and recovery can be shared between Blaze and the Customer. For example, IT staff may wish to manage individual file restores (to assist end-users with accidental deletions).

eDiscovery: Powerful Search-and-Find Capabilities

  • Global search: Search across all users or sites at once to quickly and effortlessly find specific items buried in large sets of backup data.
  • Broad search filters: Quickly find data by narrowing the scope of your search with an extensive list of search filters and filter combinations.
  • Meet compliance: Easily retrieve Microsoft 365 documents so you can meet regulatory or legal requests in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Meet Compliance Requirements (lower insurance cost)

By protecting access to your data in a secure, PCI-DSS-certified environment Blaze provides a verifiable, easy to manage method of assuring business continuity, particularly in the event of cyberattack. Accordingly, this would be recognised by most cyber-insurance policies (and premiums).

Usage-based Pricing

Blaze Vault Backup for Microsoft 365 uses a simple per-user pricing model. Data storage capacity is charged for separately, based on Gb of storage used on the Blaze Vault Microsoft Backup Storage platform.

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In doing so, Blaze have access to a vast array of products that allow us to overcome our customers’ business challenges and requirements.

Blaze is a Microsoft Solutions Partner

Blaze is a Microsoft Solutions Partner and Tier 1 Microsoft CSP Partner. We specialise in Microsoft 365 (including Teams and Teams Phone System), in Microsoft On-Premise and Hosted / Cloud Infrastructure (including Azure), and enable businesses to continue their digital evolution by fully exploiting the latest capabilities of Microsoft products as they evolve.

As a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Modern Work, Blaze has demonstrated a broad capability to help customers boost productivity and make the shift to hybrid work using Microsoft 365.


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Veeam is a highly respected leader in cloud-based backup and recovery software, data protection and advanced monitoring in the data centre.

Blaze is a Veeam Cloud and Service Provider Silver Partner and we have combined Veeam technology with our highly secure Blaze Cloud™ infrastructure to produce BlazeVault™, a highly dependable, secure, and resource-efficient solution which will keep downtime to an absolute minimum in the event of data loss in operational systems or ransomware attack.

Blaze is a Bitdefender Gold MSP Partner

Blaze is a Bitdefender Gold MSP Partner. Bitdefender is a global cybersecurity leader protecting over 500 million systems through OEM technology partnerships, including with many global IT companies. Tests show it is unmatched in Attack Prevention. Based on Bitdefender technology, Blaze Endpoint Protection hardens endpoints to prevent malware and malicious attacks, and it provides the investigation and remediation capabilities needed to dynamically respond to security incidents when they evade protection controls. Blaze Managed EDR keeps your organisation safe with 24×7 security monitoring, advanced attack prevention, detection and remediation.

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Cisco has long been the world’s pre-eminent network systems vendor, particularly for technology used at the core of major corporate networks and the internet. In addition to using Cisco equipment within our customers’ private networks, Blaze incorporates Cisco technology into the heart of our own network operations; the Blaze Private Core Network is built utilising Enterprise-class CISCO core routing equipment.