Google Vault is a great solution to archive some of your G Suite (Google Apps) data, but it doesn’t perform backup. You can’t use it as an automated backup and recovery solution daily, so it doesn’t protect you against data loss.
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What is Google Vault?
Google Vault will not restore your files if they’ve been lost, since Vault doesn’t backup files. Here’s a list of what you can do with Google Vault from Google’s website:
- Email and chat archiving
- Email and chat search
- Email, chat and Drive export
- Drive file search
- Legal holds
- Create holds to preserve messages in Vault indefinitely to meet legal or preservation obligations
- Administrators and users with appropriate privileges can still search for and discover held messages
- Save your search queries
- Set email retention policies for your domain
- Audit reports
If you are looking for G Suite backup and recovery solutions (Google Apps) on a daily basis to protect your SaaS data against a minor or major disaster, Vault is not the right tool for your needs.
What is Spinbackup DLP?
Here is what Spinbackup DLP provides:
- Automated daily backup
- Accurate recovery
- Data migration from one G Suite account to another
- Data download to a local device
- Trash bin tracking
- Shared items tracking
- Downloaded items tracking
- Cloud-to-cloud data transfer tracking
- Lost items monitoring
- Risky third-party apps control
- Advanced reporting
Google Vault costs an additional $5/user/month. Spinbackup costs $3/user/month.
Moreover, with Spinbackup you can buy licenses only for selected users within the domain, while with Vault you have to upgrade all users and pay for every one.
If a G Suite admin’s account has been compromised by cyber-criminals, they can easily log in to a G Suite admin console and delete all users, which will cause data deletion, including Vault data, and a global disaster for the company. Google Vault can’t protect you here; Spinbackup is capable to safeguard your data because we are an independent SaaS and G Suite Security provider. You can easily log in to your Spinbackup account and restore all your data with a click.
One more case – if a company has an issue with Google, they lose access to the Google Suite account/data, including Vault. They don’t need to worry about it if they use Spinbackup.
That’s why Google users love our product. They say in the Spinbackup reviews: “Spinbackup is a must-have tool for each Google user.” Top data security experts say: “Never keep all your eggs in the same basket.”