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Microsoft 365 Cloud Backup and Recovery: Secure, Reliable, and Intelligent

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AI-driven Backup for smarter, faster, and more efficient protection of your organizational data from ransomware, malware, accidents, and outages
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Complete protection of Exchange, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive
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Streamlined Office 365 Backup: Empowering Microsoft 365 Admins for Rapid Recovery

Uncompromised Data Integrity: Your Microsoft 365 Cloud Backup Done Right

In modern organizations, ensuring the precision and authenticity of your data becomes paramount. With Alcion, every piece of Office 365 data across Exchange Online, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and OneDrive is backed up with precision, preserving its original state.

“The peace of mind from reliable backups, taken many times a day, is amazing!”

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AI-driven Ransomware and Malware Data Protection

We know that for you, data protection isn't just a task - it's a commitment. Our proactive approach, combined with AI-driven mechanisms, aligns perfectly with your belief in staying ahead of potential issues.

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Ransomware and malware detection to deliver clean O365 backups
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Automated responses to 3rd party threat signals
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Delete protection to foil attacks on the backup platform

“Alcion’s malware detection and incident reporting delivers instant value to our customers that they won’t find in many other backup products.”

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Bryan Whiting
CTO, Milestone Financial Engineering

Fail-Safe Backup Mechanisms - Because Every Byte Matters

From M365 Admins to CTOs in large-scale organizations, the demand for consistent and error-free backups is universal. Alcion's robust SaaS backup infrastructure is designed to meet these high expectations every single time.

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Compliance Score for supported resource types
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Restore any combination of folders, mail, files, and items
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Resilient and fault-tolerant backup engine purpose-built for Microsoft 365
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Zero reliance on “hacks” such as the recycle bin or legal holds
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Proactive backups if Alcion or 3rd parties detect external threats
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Fast recovery from clearly identified “safe” backups

“The Alcion backup platform took something that was complex, time-consuming, and unreliable, and made it simple, fast, and trusted.”

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Managing Partner, Rossman Partners
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Microsoft 365 Data Protection, Fortified Access, and Robust Security

Alcion resonates with the data protection ethos of modern organizations. Our stringent access controls and top-notch security measures including SOC 2 Type II certification echo your organization's trust in technology.

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Data is always encrypted, with TLS in flight and with AES-256 at rest
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Customer backup and restore jobs are physically isolated at the VM level
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Customer-managed encryption keys

Effortless Automation from Start to Finish

Experience Alcion's hands-free cloud backup process that complements your proactive approach, efficiently managing every stage. When you login, you get a single pane of glass summary of key stats - number of resources discovered and protected as well as status of recent backup and restore operations.

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Sign up to first backup in under 10 minutes
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Modern UI that simplifies backup and restore workflows
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Zero training required
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No agents, software, or system management overhead

“As someone that wears many hats, Alcion’s ease-of-use made protecting all our users and data a breeze.”

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Security and Compliance

Your Data is Always Secure

We take the responsibility of capturing and storing your backups seriously. A deep focus on security, trust, and privacy is an integral part of Alcion’s operations, production development, and regulatory compliance. We are SOC 2 Type II certified, GDPR compliant, and more. Learn more on our Security page.
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How Alcion Backup for Microsoft 365 Works

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Alcion for?

If you are a Microsoft 365 administrator, Alcion is tailor-made for you. Experience peace of mind with an AI-driven data protection platform for Microsoft 365, offered as a cloud backup service, that not only combats ransomware but also safeguards against accidental data loss. With our intuitive workflows, you will spend less time managing backups and more time focusing on what matters most. Alcion protects (to-date) Microsoft 365 services like Exchange Online, OneDrive, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. Plus, our multi-layered security means your data is protected, whether you are a seasoned admin or just getting started.

Do you ever charge extra for backup storage or network fees?

No, all storage and network bandwidths costs are included in the per-user license fee.

Which Microsoft 365 applications can be backed up?

Exchange, Outlook, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams are the most popular Microsoft 365 applications. With Alcion, every piece of Office 365 data across these platforms is backed up with precision, preserving its original state. Microsoft 365 data protection that you can trust.

Is Alcion GDPR/HIPPA/CCPA compliant?

A deep focus on security, trust, and privacy is an integral part of Alcion’s operations, production development, and regulatory compliance. We are SOC 2 Type II certified, GDPR compliant, and more. Learn more on our Security page.

How can you back up your Office 365 data?

Protecting your valuable Microsoft 365 data is crucial for business continuity. While Microsoft offers built-in backup options, consider enhancing your protection with third-party solutions for comprehensive coverage and additional features.
Built-in Backup with Microsoft 365: Microsoft provides certain backup capabilities for OneDrive for Business, Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online. These options offer basic protection but lack granular restoration and off-site storage.  
Enhanced Backup with Third-Party Solutions: Third-party backup solutions offer robust protection with granular restores, off-site storage, compliance support, and AI-powered features for automated processes and ransomware protection.
Choosing the Right Solution: Select a backup solution that aligns with your specific needs and budget, considering data volume, backup frequency, and desired level of protection.

How many Microsoft 365 users should I backup?

The number of Microsoft 365 users you should back up depends on your specific needs and requirements. If you have a small number of users, you may be able to get away with backing up just your most important data. However, if you have many users or if your data is critical to your business operations, you should consider backing up all your Microsoft 365 data. If you are considering the cost, it is always better to err on the side of caution and back up more data than you think you need. Data loss can be a major disruption to your business, and a robust backup strategy can help you minimize the impact of such an event.

What is the default retention policy in Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365's default retention policy for deleted data is insufficient for comprehensive data protection. While the recycle bin provides temporary storage for deleted items, its limited retention period (14-30 days) and complex recovery process make it a risky alternative to a dedicated backup solution.

What is your default data retention policy?

Alcion's default data retention policy follows a multi-tiered approach, ensuring that your data is protected across different timeframes. For intra-day backups, Alcion stores 90 backups for the past 30 days. Daily backups are stored for 90 days, and weekly backups are selected from the oldest daily backups, maintaining a 90-day retention period. Monthly backups may never expire depending on your plan and configuration. This layered approach ensures that you have access to your data for various recovery scenarios, from recent changes to long-term archiving. Learn more.

Can I back up Microsoft Teams?

Yes, Alcion can backup Microsoft Teams data. Alcion currently supports backing up Teams public channel messages, Teams private and shared channel messages, and Team or Group SharePoint sites. Support for Teams 1:1 and group messages, Team or Group Mailbox (Messages and Calendar Events), and Teams notebook is under development and will be added soon. Learn more.

Support That Feels Like an Extension of Your Team


With 24x7 on call, we usually squash problems before you see them. However, if you have questions or run into anything, we offer friendly, empathetic support using the channel that works best for you (live chat, email, phone, videos, documentation and FAQs). Let us know how we can help!