Five reasons why endpoints with OneDrive need third-party data protection


Many organizations think that Microsoft OneDrive, an electronic file sync and share (EFSS) tool, provides “good enough” backup and restore capabilities for their enterprise data. But it’s a risky misconception. OneDrive is purpose-built for EFSS, just as third-party data protection solutions are purpose-built, from the ground up, to reliably protect all the data on a user’s endpoint device.

Relying on OneDrive for data protection can expose your organization to substantial risks:

  • Jeopardy from employee turnover and insider threats

  • Threat of device loss, theft, and corruption

  • Uncertainty of accidentally losing intellectual property

  • Vulnerability to ransomware — and other malware

  • Liability of inadequate legal hold, eDiscovery and, regulation compliance