Spanning Blog

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

2018: The Year of SaaS Data Protection

We’re calling it. We’ve been in the business of backing up your SaaS data for many years now. And while there’s never been a time when cloud-to-cloud backup should not have been a priority, we think that, in 2018, the need for SaaS data backup is more important than ever. So, in addition to being […]


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Are Meltdown and Spectre Security Threats to SaaS Companies Like Spanning?

Everyone is talking about Meltdown and Spectre, and for good reason. SaaS providers are at risk, but we have your back. Here’s what you need to know about your data protected by Spanning Backup, by our Principal Security Engineer Brian Rutledge.     What are Meltdown & Spectre? Meltdown breaks the most fundamental isolation between […]


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What You Need to Know about Ransomware Attacks and Office 365

Over the past two years the rise in number and sophistication of ransomware attacks has been meteoric. A recent report released by the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that ransomware attacks quadrupled from 1,000 attacks per day in 2015 to more than 4,000 attacks daily in 2017. While Microsoft products and services have been targeted […]


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5 Steps to Take Now to Reduce Data Loss Risk When Employees Leave

While there are a variety of scenarios for human-based data loss, in this blog, we’ll explore the most common scenario risk of data loss—when employees leave an organization. According to Osterman Research, the median job tenure for US employees is a little more than four years, a typical organization will experience approximately 24% turnover in […]


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Security Awareness Training: Trick or Treat Your Employees?

Real-life cybersecurity horror stories abound. The Equifax breach threatens most of our identities. The KRACK vulnerability makes the Wi-Fi networks we live on unsafe. Our vulnerable electronic voting systems threaten our democracy. Breach fatigue is real, not only among consumers, but businesses as well. In fact, most expect breaches to be inevitable. According to a […]


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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 end users asking you to restore Gmail that’s been lost. Here are two common Gmail data loss scenarios, and how to use Spanning Backup for G Suite to restore lost email messages in a few clicks. Data loss in Gmail: when an important email can’t be […]


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3 Options for Restoring Lost Data in Google Apps

With Google’s recently announced Data Loss Prevention feature, you may think your Google Apps domain is safe enough, but you’d be wrong. Their Data Loss prevention will protect Google Apps Unlimited customers in rule-based ways, but can do nothing to protect customers from sync errors, or errors where admins or users accidentally delete critical email.


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[Videos] How To Backup and Recover Salesforce Data

In this blog, we share our Salesforce “how to” videos that show you a better way to restore lost data in use cases like the following: Recovering faster from a Salesforce mass data disaster, such as errors that massively overwrite good data with bad. Populating Salesforce Sandboxes faster, while masking sensitive data in the process […]


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Four Key Facts about Office 365 and Sharepoint Backup

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely adopted or are thinking about migrating to Office 365 and SharePoint Online. As organizations across the globe migrate their Exchange, OneDrive and SharePoint workloads to the cloud, they’re discovering that they need to review and adapt IT processes to better align with changes in functionality, both positive and negative. […]


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Build a Security Go Bag in the Near and Long Term

Cybersecurity and ransomware are dominating the news. And while IT teams and security officers are consumed by this news, executive, compliance and legal teams are also paying attention due to the business-wide repercussions of an attack, from productivity and revenue losses to business process failures. You probably can’t help but wonder if you are prepared. […]


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