Why you need SaaS backup

Organizations lose cloud data every day, even from Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, and Salesforce. In fact 77% of companies that use SaaS applications suffered a data loss incident over a 12-month period.

Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce are focused on fixing their own mistakes. But they’re not responsible when you make a mistake — or when a malicious act stops your business cold.

1. Human error
Everyday human errors account for up to 64% of data loss incidents according to Aberdeen research. Employees inevitably delete the wrong email, contacts, or critical configurations.
2. Illegitimate deletion requests

SaaS providers will honor your deletion request without question. They have no way of knowing if it’s a hasty (or malicious) request and they are not responsible for any unexpected results.

3. Programmatic errors
Otherwise known as sync errors, those powerful tools designed to streamline business processes can ruin critical data in a flash — with no undo.
4. Hackers

Whether through technical means or social engineering, aggressive individuals and organizations are constantly inventing new tactics for getting to your data.

5. Malicious insiders
Employee action is involved in up to 23% of all electronic crime events, according to the CERT Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute.
6. Malware and viruses
Rogue software can spread mayhem with programmatic efficiency without an active attack from a hacker. Many malware programs and viruses emerge from existing code after hibernation, making them especially hard to defend against.
7. Ransomware

Beyond a typical cyberattack, these forms of industrial-scale extortion are becoming increasingly aggressive and expensive. Learn more.

Beyond defense — the bright side of SaaS backup.

It’s not all gloom and doom. Businesses that keep a cloud-to-cloud backup enjoy everyday benefits beyond protection for a rainy day.

Business continuity from a data loss is one key pillar of every modern compliance standard.

Easy on- and off-boarding
Clever organizations use cloud-to-cloud backup and restore to ensure data doesn’t come and go with employees.

Faster than a vendor restore
If you get your SaaS vendor to assist with a recovery, you’ll have to wait. Even then, most will not keep your data longer than 90 days.

Data quality checks
Regular backups help identify problems with your data and opportunities to fix them.

Better than dumpster diving
Digging through deleted items is tedious, and often fruitless, since most vendors flush deleted items after 30 days.

Granular restoration
Don’t suffer the disruption of restoring whole data sets to an earlier state when you can restore only the problematic data.

Backup for Healthcare

To keep data safe and accessible, Spanning provides automated, daily backup and accurate restore via HIPAA-compliant solutions – leaving you free to focus on what you do best: keeping people healthy.

Learn more about Spanning Backup for Healthcare

Backup for Education

Educators’ jobs are already among the most important and difficult on Earth without having to worry about data protection. But if you don’t back up Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, or Salesforce data, you may be at risk of losing critical student data, research files, and more.

Learn more about Spanning Backup for Education

Backup for Nonprofits

Now you can serve more and stress less knowing the information you store in cloud applications is protected and restored in the event of data loss. Spanning places your organization’s data in a virtual lockbox and hands you the key, so you can spend your time making the world a better place.

Learn more about Spanning Backup for Nonprofits