Datto SaaS Protection
Datto, Inc.
Cloud Security Innovation of the Year
Entry Description
Datto SaaS Protection is a leading cloud-to-cloud total data protection platform for automated and secure backups of data stored and processed in the cloud. Specifically built to be delivered through managed service providers (MSPs), the solution reliably protects customers against any data loss across Microsoft 365 and G Suite applications. Straightforward to set up and use, it provides comprehensive data protection in the cloud, with automated, continuous backups, granular restores and easy exports. Customers have complete peace of mind knowing that their data is fully protected against accidental loss, corruption, ransomware attacks and other malicious activity. At the same time, the solution helps them meet all their compliance and regulatory needs.

One of Datto SaaS Protection’s strongest features is how quick, easy and cost-effective it is to deploy – no on-premise applications or hardware installations are needed. Out of the box, the solution immediately starts backing up and protecting business-critical data in popular and widely used cloud applications such as Microsoft Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams and GMail, with very little implementation required. Thanks to the intuitive admin interface, end customers need little or no user training: they can easily recover lost data themselves and restore deleted or corrupted objects quickly from the secure Datto cloud. Once set up, there is no need to manage the backup schedule, service a backup system, handle tapes or troubleshoot corrupted backups. The solution runs completely in the background, backing up cloud data continuously with no disruption to the business.

What sets Datto SaaS Protection apart?

At a time where many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are turning to MSPs to help them implement safe remote working processes and cloud migration projects, securing data across the cloud is more important than ever before. With Datto SaaS Protection built specifically for the needs of MSPs and their SME customers, MSPs can reliably guard their clients against accidental or malicious deletion, ransomware attacks and other cloud data loss within Microsoft 365 and Google G Suite.

Datto SaaS Protection offers a full range of advanced data protection features, backing up data in compliance with Service Organization Control (SOC 1/ SSAE 16 and SOC 2 Type II) reporting standards and supporting HIPAA and GDPR compliance needs. The solution creates automatic backups three times a day to the secure Datto Cloud, with additional anytime backups as needed. It supports point-in-time restore and export, cross-user restores as well as fast roll-backs in case of ransomware attacks. It also offers unlimited storage, infinite and flexible retention, easy on-boarding and comes with 24/7/365 support. What’s more, Datto SaaS Protection has been shown to be at least seven times faster at recovering data than its leading competitors.

Constant innovation

Datto’s product team works to enhance core solutions on a regular basis to continue to drive the MSP and SME industries forward with offerings that improve business continuity. Recently, Datto announced a number of key product innovation enhancements that deliver the critical business and IT improvements that matter most to the industry now.

This includes the capability of backing up Microsoft Teams – the platform that’s become central to how many businesses operate remotely. SaaS Protection also features new, streamlined client on-boarding that helps MSPs protect their clients' critical cloud data in a matter of minutes with simplified setup and an easy click-through on-boarding process. In addition, flexible retention enables users to choose between settings that allow for infinite cloud retention and time-based retention. This provides additional flexibility in meeting the individual needs of each end client.

MSPs can manage the platform with ease and efficiency, and end customers can feel confident that with SaaS Protection, all their cloud data is protected with a reliable, robust solution designed to significantly reduce the risk and time needed to manage backups.

Quadrant Systems - end user case study

With Datto SaaS Protection, Quadrant Systems has a modern, reliable backup solution in place that provides full protection for all its business data stored in the cloud. Quadrant Systems is a leader in flight simulation and pilot training systems, providing services to civil and military customers in the UK and worldwide. Due to the nature of its business, Quadrant has large amounts of critical data to protect – including crucial flight simulator documentation and tens of thousands of project documents.

As part of a major move to the cloud and migration to Office365, infrastructure and support provider PAV IT Services implemented Datto SaaS Protection for Quadrant. The solution was set up to create automated, reliable and secure backups of all of Quadrant’s Office365 data, including emails and Sharepoint documents. Once activated, it provided immediate data protection for Quadrant’s 108 email accounts. Moreover, it acted as a dependable backup platform during the migration to Sharepoint. This transition required some extensive data restructuring, so the IT team relied on Datto’s reliable and granular rollback features for the ability to restore systems to previous states in case they encountered any issues. Overall, Datto SaaS Protection took less than a day to implement; the initial seeding of backup data into the secure Datto cloud was completed after 4-5 days.

Quadrant’s business-critical data is now backed up automatically and stored securely in Datto’s private cloud, allowing Quadrant to quickly and easily restore emails and files in case of data loss due to user error, malicious activity, application outages or ransomware attacks. Data can be restored within seconds rather than hours, resulting in considerable cost savings.