Arcserve Southern Africa announces affordable Microsoft Office 365 Protection

Johannesburg, 02 Dec 2020
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Byron Horn-Botha, Lead: Arcserve Southern Africa Channel and Partnerships
Byron Horn-Botha, Lead: Arcserve Southern Africa Channel and Partnerships

Arcserve Southern Africa has announced its affordable Microsoft Office 365 Protection with fully integrated cyber security and data protection.

Businesses today need a partner in data protection that never lets down its guard, says Byron Horn-Botha, Arcserve Southern Africa Lead: Channel & Partnerships. “Our advice to the market is to defend every single byte. Arcserve pushes beyond backup-as-usual as it develops enterprise backup solutions that build a fortress around infrastructure and data. Essentially, we offer total protection of our customers’ assets,” he says.

He emphasises that Arcserve Appliances Secured by Sophos are the first and last line of defence against ransomware and data loss. “Powered by award-winning Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) software and Sophos Intercept X Advanced, Arcserve Appliances provide the only proactive, multi-layered approach to data security and protection, delivering peace of mind that critical Office 365 data is protected and available,” adds Horn-Botha.

Fifty-six percent of businesses are reported to use Office 365*. “Yet most leave themselves wide open to cyber attacks and data loss without third-party protection. They do this based on their assumption that Microsoft is backing up their data**. However, it is the user/business’s responsibility to ensure protection from human error, intentional deletion, external security threats and programmatic issues.”

Horn-Botha says one of the problems is that many businesses also assume they cannot afford to protect Office 365. “This is a call for organisations of all sizes to think again. Microsoft Office 365 data can be easily, cost-effectively and comprehensively protected for Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online. Instead of using multiple tools or vendors, Arcserve is offering an all-in-one data security and protection strategy with the only solution that delivers a central interface for backup, cyber security, disaster recovery, tools and infrastructure.”

“The Arcserve solution makes it possible to neutralise cyber attacks with AI-powered endpoint protection; and strengthen security and compliance with AES encryption and role-based access control. Savings of up to 50% can be achieved in terms of time with a single user interface (UI) for all backup and security processes, as well as protection for other physical, virtual and cloud workloads. It can be unboxed and deployed in less than 15 minutes. Moreover, onsite support can be secured in as little as four hours.

“Armed with this compelling information, business owners would be well advised to stop putting their Office 365 data at risk,” concludes Horn-Botha.


** Estimation is based on 35% light, 55% standard and 10% heavy Microsoft Office 365 users. Actual user distribution may differ in any organisation and may affect number of users protected.

Editorial contacts
Blain Communications Deirdre Blain (+27) 83 230 5522
Lead: Arcserve Southern Africa Channel and Partnerships Byron Horn-Botha (+27) 11 417 8641
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