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December 16, 2018 | Updated on: March 27, 2024 | Reading time 4 minutes

Google Vault vs. SpinOne. What is the Difference?

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Vice President of Product

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.

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 Google Workspace 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 SpinOne DLP?

Here is what SpinOne 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
  • Search
  • Advanced reporting

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Services protected

Google Vault mostly covers Gmail and Drive. SpinOne provides daily protection for Gmail, Google Drive, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, and Google Sites.


Google Vault costs an additional $5/user/month. SpinOne costs $3/user/month.
Moreover, with SpinOne 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.

Data Protection

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; SpinOne is capable to safeguard your data because we are an independent SaaS and G Suite Security provider. You can easily log in to your SpinOne 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 SpinOne.

That’s why Google users love our product. They say in the SpinOne reviews: “SpinOne is a must-have tool for each Google user.” Top data security experts say: “Never keep all your eggs in the same basket.”

Are you looking for Double Protection?

If you worry about the data protection policy at your organization, use both Google Vault and SpinOne’s G Suite Backup and Recovery as an extra protection layer for your data security.

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Vice President of Product at Spin.AI

Davit Asatryan is the Vice President of Product at Spin.AI

He is responsible for executing product strategy by overseeing the entire product lifecycle, with a focus on developing cutting-edge solutions to address the evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats.

He has been with the company for over 5 years and specializes in SaaS Security, helping organizations battle Shadow IT, ransomware, and data leak issues.

Prior to joining Spin.AI, Davit gained experience by working in fintech startups and also received his Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. In his spare time, Davit enjoys traveling, playing soccer and tennis with his friends, and watching sports of any kind.

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