Why Google Vault Is Insufficient For Backup
While Google does includes some primitive recovery capabilities for lost data, there are a few major issues:
Data loss due to permanent deletion : Once an admin or end user permanently deletes any data, the files are recoverable for only a short period of time across Google Apps and Gmail. This restore feature doesn’t provide admins the granular control they need--only a roll-back to a date for all items in a 25 day window.
Data loss due to a ransomware attack : If your business suffers a ransomware attack, Google doesn’t allow you to roll-back your data to a point-in-time before the corruption occurred. If you cannot restore your data to the point before the attack happened, you end up losing not only your valuable business data, but also a hefty sum of money to criminals—without any guarantee your files will be unlocked, or any future protection from the same attack.
Time lost in recovering files : The time it takes to recover data from the cloud might take longer than what your business can afford. It can take anywhere from minutes to weeks or longer to restore lost data.
Data loss due to inactive licenses : As one would expect, an active G Suite license is required to access G Suite data. Unfortunately, inactive or deprovisioned user data is permanently deleted, and there is no rollback option.
Whether you’re losing data or time, the impact to your top and bottom lines can be massive. There is a better way.