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.

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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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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Gmail Recovery Made Easy: Get Lost Gmail Back in Just a Few Clicks

As a G Suite admin, you’re likely familiar with panic-struck end users asking you to restore Gmail messages that are lost. Here are some common Gmail data loss scenarios, with steps to use Spanning Backup to restore email messages in a couple of clicks. Restoring Lost Email Consider two examples for end user Gmail data [...]

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2019 SaaS Trends: If the Climate’s Sunny, Why’s the Forecast Mixed?

The adoption of SaaS applications is projected to grow at double-digit rates through 2019, according to Bain & Co.; projections for SaaS growth per Gartner are similar. In 2019, those organizations wanting the benefits of SaaS applications will find themselves in good company. The climate for adopting SaaS is sunny, trending up and to the right. But a trend in the climate isn’t the same as a trend in the weather — and MSPs and IT managers at mid-market organizations need to be aware of this distinction as they plan for (more) SaaS adoption in 2019.


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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Your Organization’s Safety Plan

From hurricanes, errant employees, malware to even a rodent with an appetite for cables — the likelihood of an organization suffering data loss has never been greater. An organization’s best defense is to plan for business continuity and disaster recovery by using processes that guide organizations to possibly prevent and/or better manage an (unpredictable) disruptive event.


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Gone Phishing: Everything You Need to Know About the Ever Present Threat to Your Data

Phishing is a critical security issue that can trick even the most diligent, security-minded users. How do you protect your organization from being another phish in the sea? Let’s start by understanding how phishing works and then move on to practical pointers to avoiding biting the bait.


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Office 365 Data Protection: Part 2 – Litigation Hold

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we discussed how you need to rely on more than the default retention times for Office 365 to fully protect your data from accidental deletion. In Part 2, we’ll discuss if Exchange Online Litigation Hold and In-Place Hold are good-enough data protection solutions for Office 365, or if your organization may need something purpose-built for Office 365 backup and restore.


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Data Loss Isn’t Just an Old Ghost Story

Learn from Spanning customers why it’s critical to have a backup and recovery solution in place for SaaS apps like G Suite, Office 365, and Salesforce. If you don’t, you may be haunted by data loss forever.


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How Are You Celebrating National Security Awareness Month?

This October is the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity that grows stronger by the year in significance and scope. This is no surprise given that breaches and malware attacks are getting more frequent, and they don’t discriminate against industry. A cross-section of companies from government, healthcare, finance and retail to nonprofits, car-sharing, and even the Port of San Diego have faced ransomware attacks.


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