First, what is SaaS? SaaS stands for Software as a Service. Think of applications like Google Suite, Office 365 and SalesForce. Many organizations are migrating to SaaS applications to manage their email, document management and collaboration.
There are tools available to back up your cloud software. Spanning or Backupify (a Datto company) are cloud-to-cloud backup solutions providing protection, security, restoration and compliance of your SaaS applications. Any organization that requires a full disaster recovery and business continuity solution must consider their cloud data in the overall plan.
There’s a common misconception among SaaS users that backup isn’t necessary for their data because it exists in the cloud. However, this is patently untrue. SaaS applications are just as vulnerable to data loss as on-premise applications. Why? Because the #1 cause of data loss is human error. People delete stuff, open phishing emails, accidentally download malware, and more. SaaS vendors are unable to distinguish if certain user actions are done in error or deliberately.
Other scenarios where you could experience data loss include:
- Operational errors such as accidental data overwrites
- Lost data due to canceled/removed app licenses
- Malicious deletion by a disgruntled employee or outside entity
- Malware damage or ransomware attacks
With the continued rise of ransomware and crypto style attacks, the ability to recover both files and email has become increasingly important. The best defense against a crypto style attack is a good backup solution. With Spanning or Backupify protecting your SaaS applications you have the ability to restore your entire data set down to individual files and emails.
If your organization or small business is using Office 365, GSuite or SalesForce please review your backup strategy with your team or contact your RoundTable account manager our RoundTable’s sales team for options.
To learn more, or to get a quote on SaaS Backup please contact our sales team at [email protected] or call us at (207) 370-4647, option 2.