Five Reasons Why OneDrive Endpoints Need Third-party Data Protection

A Druva Whitepaper

Published May 2020


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 endpoint 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 and eDiscovery capabilities, as well as regulatory compliance

For endpoint data protection, a third-party, enterprise-grade solution is essential

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