Otava released Otava Cloud Backup for Microsoft 365. The new SaaS offering provides backup service powered by Veeam® for users of Microsoft 365 online applications on top of Otava's compliant cloud infrastructure. According to a Veeam study conducted in August 2019, 74% of Microsoft 365 users have no protection strategy despite the fact that Microsoft 365 does not come with a comprehensive and long-term backup. Microsoft permanently deletes recycle bins after one month, SharePoint and OneDrive items after three months, and departed employee data after one month. Otava Cloud Backup for Microsoft 365 is simple, intuitive data protection, offering backup coverage of the entire Microsoft suite for both active and archived files, including SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Exchange mailboxes, Teams, Tasks, Notes, and Journals. The solution provides complete protection against accidental deletions, malware, security threats, and retention policy gaps with no additional fees for bandwidth, storage or licensing. Users can choose one-, three-, or seven-year data retention options with flexible restoration methods to meet all business needs. The intelligent search function enables data retrieval with the same ease as traditional on-premises backup, and data is encrypted end to end, both in flight and at rest. The service resides in fully compliant centers that are HIPAA, HITRUST, PCI, SOC1/2/3, ISO 27001 and Privacy Shield certified.