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.

Emotet: The Banking Trojan — Malware of the Month, May 2019

Emotet — a banking trojan malware program that the Center for Internet Security (CIS) calls one of the “most costly and destructive malware” — is Spanning’s first spotlight in a new series titled “Malware of the Month.” Every month, Spanning will take a closer look at a new or existing malware that is making recent headlines. Emotet gets the honor for May 2019.


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The Year of GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018. With nearly a year under its belt, Spanning takes a look at the major penalties & overall repercussions of GDPR and examines what we can learn from them.


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The Comprehensive SaaS Backup Checklist

A SaaS Backup & Restore solution is a crucial data protection need if your organization is operating in the cloud. In order to choose the solution that’s right for you, it’s important to understand the essential aspects of cloud data protection and why you should consider each of them when weighing your options.


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The Why, What and How of Migrating from G Suite to Office 365

If your organization is contemplating a migration from G Suite to Office 365, it’s best to first consider three questions: Why migrate?… What is the current data landscape?… and how should you proceed with the migration? Answering these questions and understanding how Spanning can help will make your migration seamless and pain free.


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Web-based Application Security: Part 2: Cross-Site Forgery

Cross-site forgery (CSRF) is a malicious technique designed to take advantage of unsuspecting users who are actively logged into web applications. Learn more about this threat to your data and how to safeguard against it.


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Why Salesforce Admins Must Be Part of Business Continuity Planning

Even though many Salesforce administrators are not formally part of their organization’s IT team (they often report to sales or operations management), admins sit at the intersection of business data and business continuity. Learn why it is important for them to be a part of your organization’s business continuity planning.


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What Good is a Backup if You Can’t Restore?

There are no two ways about it, data loss is devastating for any organization. Data loss results in lost customers, lost revenue and damaged reputation. It can happen to anyone, so make sure you’ve got a backup and restore solution that has you covered.


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What to Expect from NEXT: Our Top 5 @GoogleNEXT

Google NEXT ‘19, one of the biggest conferences in the cloudverse, is April 9-11, 2019. Spanning picks the top 5 sessions you won’t want to miss at this year’s event.


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Web-based Application Security Part 1: Open Redirection Vulnerability

Understanding open redirection vulnerabilities is key to detecting them and protecting your organization’s data. Without proper validation, attackers can redirect victims from trusted to malicious sites, or use forwards to access unauthorized pages.


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How to Build a Microsoft Flow Custom Connector to Spanning API

Spanning’s Matt McDermott details how customers can use a Microsoft Flow feature called Custom Connectors to craft their own solutions with REST API endpoints like the Spanning Backup for Office 365 API.


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