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.

What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know About Threats to SaaS Data

As more nonprofits move their organizations to the cloud by using G Suite, Office 365, and Salesforce, they’re finding benefits, and some unexpected threats to data security. Users and admins alike can accidentally delete data. Learn what every every nonprofit needs to know about threats to SaaS data.


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Building Cybersecurity: Understanding What’s at Risk

To properly address cybersecurity, you need to have the functional capabilities to identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover. The first step in developing a cybersecurity strategy is to identify the risks present.


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What State and Local Governments Need to Know About Risks in G Suite and Office 365

Software as a Service (SaaS) collaborative platform adoption is increasing among state and local government — but along with increased adoption comes added risk. In this blog, you’ll learn how to reduce the risks from ransomware and malicious insiders if you’ve adopted Office 365 or G Suite. You’ll also learn more about: Why SaaS collaboration […]


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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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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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