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.

Data Disaster Averted: Nonprofit Tales from the Front

Let’s face it, data loss is going to happen, whether through simple staff or volunteer mistakes or malicious intent, but it’s what happens after that loss that’s important. With Spanning Backup for G Suite, Office 365 or Salesforce in place, nonprofits can find and restore their data the way it was, and get everyone back to work quickly. Our solutions perform automated, daily, cloud-to-cloud backups of your data and store the backup data in a private and secure sector of the cloud, so you don’t have to worry about data loss. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s a quick look at what what some of our nonprofit clients have to say about the benefits of having a cloud-to-cloud SaaS backup and restore solution in place.


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SaaS Data Protection Trends in the Tech Industry

As we enter into the third quarter of 2018, the Spanning data security, product and engineering teams took stock of how the year is shaping up for organizations in terms of SaaS data backup and restore. Here are the five key ideas, trends and predictions from the Spanning team so you can make the most out of the second half of 2018 for you, your organization and your customers.


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Why Microsoft Requiring Multi-Factor Authentication for Privileged Accounts is a Good Thing

On June 22, 2018, Microsoft announced a public preview of a new security policy which will enable multi-factor authentication (or MFA) for Azure Active Directory “privileged accounts” (or administrator accounts), including most Office 365 admin accounts. After the preview, they will automatically opt these accounts into the policy by default, adding a much needed layer of security to these accounts. Spanning Backup for Office 365’s Sr. Product Manager Andy Rouse explains why this is a good thing in his newest blog post.


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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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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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3 Options for Restoring Lost Data in G Suite

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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