Druva offers free data protection services to secure remote employee data

Druva offers free data protection services to secure remote employee data
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1 Apr, 2020

Cloud data protection and management company Druva will offer free Microsoft Office 365 and endpoint data protection services for six months, as several companies have asked employees to work from home amid the Covid-19 lockdown.

Both services are free for 300 users per organisation -- Office 365 protection will have a 15 GB source data limit per user, while the endpoint protection will have a 50 GB limit, the Sunnyvale, California headquartered company said in a statement. However, the offer is valid only for new customers, it added.

“Recognising the need for support as businesses navigate current global challenges, Druva, along with key partners, is offering free endpoint and Office 365 protection services for six months to help businesses stay resilient, protected and compliant, while allowing employees to safely work remotely for as long as necessary," it said. 

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Additionally, the cloud platform said it surpassed five million daily backups on Tuesday. An increasing number of enterprises are moving towards cloud adoption and the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for data protection. According to a recent report by research firm Gartner, 80% of enterprises will migrate entirely and shut down their on-premise data centres by 2025. 

The firm manages more than 150 petabytes across 15 Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions, and has capabilities to restore data and maintain business continuity of more than 4,000 customers with the Druva cloud platform, the company said.

“Cloud offers the consistency and capabilities to instant-proof businesses against the next, unforeseen challenge. With no dependency on global supply chains and the ability to access services from anywhere, it is the ultimate contingency plan,” Matt Lindeman, chief customer officer, Druva, said.

Expansion of endpoints and cloud-based collaboration tools like Microsoft Office365 must be met with robust data protection to safeguard against the increasing number of malicious attacks, the company said.

Recently, cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions provider Barracuda Networks in its report found that email-related attacks saw a 667% increase since February end. It detected 4,67,825 spear phishing email attacks between March 1 and March 23, the company added.

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In December, Druva announced that it crossed $100 million in annual recurring revenue on the back of a rapidly growing customer base.