Why Westland Real Estate Group Chose Spanning Backup for G Suite

More than 58% of malware attacks target small and mid-sized businesses, including those using G Suite. While Google provides robust security within its infrastructure and in G Suite, Google cannot protect you from errors at your end — including malware, or data loss due to inadvertent error or malicious activity. Spanning customer Westland Real Estate Group learned this the hard way when they were attacked by ransomware a few years ago.

“Just like it happens in many other companies, someone clicked on a malicious link in an email. Normally you would think it would not affect your cloud files, but our legal team’s repository was syncing up to Google Drive. The Drive sync tool did its job and right away started uploading the malware-encrypted files,” says Jesse Nowlin, IT director, at Westland Real Estate Group.

Although Westland was able to recover from the attack, it took a massive, mostly manual effort to restore thousands of last-known-good, uncorrupted files. Westland decided to adopt a backup and restore solution, but ultimately revisited their choice after a failed restore and selected Spanning Backup for G Suite for its reliability.

As noted by Nowlin, “The backup system we were using had not done a complete backup in eight months! Any files it had backed up were restoring at a rate of a few hundred a day. I needed those files immediately and not in weeks. I contacted Spanning the next week, tested and chose Spanning, and haven’t looked back.”

Westland Real Estate Group chose Spanning Backup for G Suite for its reliability, and because it makes recovery easy from start to finish, saving time and resources. Westland’s favorite Spanning features? Unlimited backup, Team Drive backups, and cross-user restore.

Spanning’s commitment to being easy from start to finish goes beyond backup and restore to post-sales support and licensing. “The licensing is able to add new users automatically, and I can see them in the system in a matter of days. The IT Department is sleeping better at night thanks to offsite backups that work,” Nowlin says.

Watch this short video to learn how Spanning Backup for G Suite helps you recover from ransomware.

 


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