Spanning Blog

Welcome to our blog featuring thought leadership and best practices on SaaS backup and recovery, data protection and security, and regular product updates for Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce.

Zeus Virus AKA Zbot – Malware of the Month, November 2019

The Zeus Virus, or Zbot, is a crafty and undetectable strain of malware that has been rather resilient and shown a strong ability to evolve since its first detection in 2007. For that reason, it’s our Malware of the Month for November, 2019.


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5 Steps to Securing Your Office 365 Migration

Phenomenal security and compliance attributes are amongst the many advantages of migrating from on-premises to Office 365. Here are 5 steps to harnessing them.


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Don’t Let Data Loss Spook You

Take the scare out of security breaches and data loss this Halloween with the most dependable backup and recovery solution available. Learn how Spanning can put your organization at ease and get you focused on what really matters.


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Site Swap: Revamping Your SharePoint Sites

SharePoint’s Site Swap command lets you easily convert a classic root site to a modern SharePoint site. Here is a walkthrough of how you can use Site Swap to get a revamped SharePoint site, as well as some backup caveats you would need to keep in mind.


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Identity Theft on the Dark Web: Understanding the Full Impact of a Data Breach

The dark web has made identity theft a “lucrative business” which is leading to more pervasive and ingenious attacks – often targeting your customer’s credentials. Learn how to protect your data, business reputation, and customer base.


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Two New Features for Spanning Backup for Office 365

Spanning is very pleased to announce two new features for Spanning Backup for Office 365 that we think will delight Spanning Admins and users: Contacts and Site Collections backup.


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Kovter – Malware of the Month, October 2019

Kovter — a malware that has evolved from a trojan-based ransomware to a click fraud malware and then to a fileless one — is Spanning’s Malware of the Month for October 2019. Learn how Kovter works and how it has stayed among the most prolific malware in recent years.


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Why Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Is a Must-Have in the Microsoft World and Beyond

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) combines what the user knows (password), with what the user has (security token) and what the user is (biometric verification) to ensure user identity. Learn why this verification method is vital in today’s world.


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XML External Entity (XXE) Attacks — Web-based Application Security, Part 5

XML External Entity (XXE) attacks are a form of injection attack that target weak XML parsers with the goal of exposing confidential information that should typically not be accessible. Learn how they work and how to protect against them.


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Ransomware: Five Critical Steps Service Providers Must Take for Their Customers

Joe Noonan, VP of Products for Unitrends and Spanning, details why a strong prevention plan that includes good backups and the discipline to manage the backups correctly is the best way to beat ransomware.


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