Keepit, Leading SaaS Data Protection Provider, Announces Support for Microsoft Azure Active Directory in New Upcoming Release
Keepit for Azure AD protects Azure AD infrastructure against data loss
DALLAS-FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AZURE BLUE–Keepit, the market leader in cloud backup and recovery, and the world’s only independent, vendor-neutral, blockchain-based cloud dedicated to SaaS data protection, today announced that its next software update will include support for Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD). The update, which is released today, adds full Azure AD support to Keepit’s multi-cloud backup and recovery solution. Future updates, which will include support for additional Microsoft services including Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Conditional Access policies, will result in Keepit coverage for all essential MS cloud services.
“Azure AD is the heart of Microsoft’s cloud ecosystem. Without proper backup and the ability to immediately recover Azure AD, it can take days, weeks, or even months to bring businesses back online, which has a significant impact on business operations and reputation,” said Frederik Schouboe, Chairman and CEO of Keepit. “Our new Azure AD connector provides the essential backup and recovery businesses need to fully protect Microsoft 365. With Keepit’s extensive coverage, customers can control the granularity of their Azure AD backup and recovery.
Two of the biggest risk factors for organizations migrating to the cloud or Azure AD are ransomware and data deletion. If Azure AD is compromised, operations can stop and face potential slowdowns for months. Other issues include issues with backup mechanisms and misunderstandings regarding retention/deletion policies. Keepit research shows that while 81% of Microsoft 365 users have needed to recover data at some point, only 15% have been able to recover 100% of their data. To address the protection gaps, in its services agreement, Microsoft recommends the use of third-party backup and recovery services for all products, including Azure AD. By covering Azure AD, Keepit enables comprehensive core protection for the businesses it supports. Important benefits of Keepit for Azure AD include:
Data comparison reports on snapshots to identify specific changes or deletions;
Compliance with long-term preservation guidelines and elimination of costly storage costs;
Fast, granular search and retrieval capabilities for users, groups, roles, administrative units, audit logs, and connection logs.
Free customer support.
“Keepit’s Azure AD backup and recovery provides our customers with robust protection against errors and attacks on their data, as Keepit’s solution enables complete data recovery. This complete data recovery ensures that ransomware threats are effectively neutralized, as businesses can simply restart operations without having to redeem their stolen data,” said Paul Robichaux, Senior Director of Product Management at Keepit. “And knowing that Keepit provides protection against data loss due to issues such as configuration complications, IT teams can confidently continue migrating to Azure AD. Additionally, having full and frequent backup of Microsoft 365 and Azure AD on a single platform adds protection and increases the value of the backup solution, which greatly benefits customers. Customers who need to secure their on-premises assets can combine Keepit’s advanced cloud recovery tools with a suitable on-premises product to provide complete end-to-end protection.
In addition to protecting data in Microsoft Azure AD, Keepit also provides fully automated coverage for other key business applications including Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Google Workspace, and Salesforce. Another major feature of the new version of Keepit that will benefit all the business applications it covers is its nifty dashboards. Dashboard updates make it easy for IT admins and system technicians to get instant, comprehensive overview and monitoring of all backup and restore activity, without the need for extensive research or use third-party tools. Building on its existing unmatched platform with this latest update, and with its unparalleled ease of use, fast restore features that minimize downtime and cost efficiency, Keepit will continue to be the solution. that organizations rely on to protect their cloud-based data.
More information about Keepit: Keepit Backup and Recovery for Azure AD
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Keepit is a software-as-a-service company that provides dedicated data protection for businesses whose data is stored in the cloud. Keepit is the world’s only neutral and independent cloud dedicated to SaaS data protection. Headquartered in Copenhagen with offices and data centers around the world, Keepit is trusted by thousands of businesses around the world to protect and manage their cloud data. For more information, visit www.keepit.com or follow Keepit | LinkedIn.
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