Five Threats Google Apps Can’t Defend Against, But You Can

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Third-party applications are any software that isn’t made by Google but which gets installed on your Google Apps domain. Unfortunately, these applications are sometimes configured incorrectly or aren’t deployed according to the developer’s directions, and Google does not guarantee that the third-party apps in its Marketplace are foolproof. Third-party app error is among the most dangerous threats to Google Apps data because it can touch an entire service or domain. The best defense here is to have a copy of your data where third-party applications can’t reach it: a secure, independent backup of your Google Apps data. This means that even if a malfunctioning app overwrites, corrupts or deletes your data, you’ve still got a fallback you can rely upon.

Three out of five companies that suffer a major data loss shut down after six months. That’s a scary, eye-opening statistic. Many of these companies have that data in public clouds, including Google Apps. While there are dozens of really good reasons to use Google Apps for your business, legitimate risks are associated with any software-as-a-service (SaaS) application suite, including Google Apps.

A single Google Apps account can comprise $100,000 worth of data. In some respects, Google Apps is the safest productivity suite in the world. Google does not lose data on its own. However, Google is told to delete data. Far too often, Google is told to delete the wrong data, or the wrong person or program is issuing instructions to delete your information. If you’re running a Google Apps domain, are thinking of running one, or simply don’t want to lose every bit of priceless business data you’ve ever owned, here are five potential threats, identified by Emily Glass, creative product manager and usability expert for Backupify, that Google cannot defend against, but you can (and should).

 

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