Spanning Blog: The Best of 2020

2020 was a busy year for Spanning insights. Our readership increased tremendously as our blog received almost three times the traffic compared to previous years. It has been a truly overwhelming and satisfying experience to see our content resonating so well across our audience.

As the year comes to an end, we’ve created a list that recaps the 10 most popular Spanning Blogs of 2020 to give you further insights into the world of enterprise data protection — malware, SaaS backup, AES encryption and more.

#10. The Ins and Outs of AES Encryption

Every business has at least some or all of its data on the internet. But how can you be certain that your business data will be protected? The answer is encryption. And no one does it better than AES Encryption. Take a sneak peek into the realm of encryption, how it came to be, how it works and how your business can make the most of it.

#9. Avoid Privileged Account Compromise With OAuth

Most devastating breaches begin with a single, vulnerable privileged account. SaaS vendors are notorious for using service accounts to store privileged credentials. OAuth enables secure, delegated access that keeps your usernames and passwords safe. Find out how right here.

#8. The Malware of the Month Series

A data breach can cost an enterprise BIG TIME! Apart from the financial costs, data loss hurts business reputation, brand and customer base. In our popular ‘Malware of the Month’ series, we profiled a potent malware strain each month and outlined the best practices you can implement to protect your organization. Read on to get the inside scoop on malware such as Ryuk and  NanoCore.

#7. Foster Productivity With G Suite Sync

G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook (GSSMO) lets you use Microsoft Outlook and G Suite together. GSSMO syncs your Google account with Outlook, allowing you to access emails, calendars, contacts and more. Essentially, you can keep using Outlook even on Windows OS. Intrigued? We’ll tell you all you need to know.

#6. The Real Truth About Outlook vs. Gmail

Approximately 57,000,000 Google search results show up if you enter a search for ‘Microsoft Outlook vs. Gmail.’ However, none of these pages explain why Microsoft Outlook and Gmail cannot be looked upon in the same light. The truth is, Microsoft Outlook is an email client while Gmail is essentially webmail. Read on to get to the heart of the matter.

#5. Web-Based Application Security Series

Every organization, whether large or small, has a digital presence that is a critical business driver, making web-application security an important cybersecurity concern. As such, we put the spotlight on security issues such as Insecure Direct Object Reference, Denial-of-Service and Directory Traversal as part of a blog series in which we analyzed various web-based application vulnerabilities and provided tips to detect and overcome them.

#4. Is Google Takeout Worth It?

Google Takeout comes from a line of free Google services, such as Chrome, G Suite Sync and Cloud Print, to name a few. It helps people ‘get their stuff,’ or so they claim. Check out our blog to find out why this has been bugging G Suite users and experts all year round.

#3. Types of Backup for the Right Backup

Today, businesses back up their data rather diligently. However, many of them experience problems with backup restoration. The core reason for this problem is based on the way a business perceives backup strategy. Learn about the types of backup in our blog to understand which of them fits your backup needs. That’s how you execute the right backup strategy.

#2. Google Backup and Sync, Not A True Backup Solution

The Google Backup and Sync app (for personal use and Drive File Stream for businesses) is the replacement for Google Drive and Photos desktop apps for Windows PCs and Macs. However, it is far from being a robust G Suite backup solution that can store and recover data efficiently. Want to find out why?

#1. The Cloud Showdown: OneDrive vs. Google Drive

Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive essentially offer the same service; the approach is radically different. In essence, they are two sides of the same coin. However, the outcomes will always differ, with each having a unique impact on a business. Take a look at the differences between OneDrive and Google Drive to help you make the right decision when choosing one for your business.

Farewell to 2020!

As always, we’d like to extend a sincere thank you to our customers and readers! It’s been a long, hectic year in 2020, but we’ve weathered the storm together and are excited to keep it rolling into 2021.

Until then, be sure to keep your SaaS data protected and subscribe to our blog for regular insights on cybersecurity and SaaS platform know-how from our team of thought leaders.

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