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October 17, 2021 | Updated on: April 19, 2024 | Reading time 9 minutes

Google Workspace Backup Solutions Comparison

The number of Google Workspace backup solutions is overwhelming, and choosing the right one can be critical in preventing data loss. Should you choose the most promoted product? Or should you vet just a little more to get the backup software with more functions and at a better price?

In this guide, we compare the 3 most popular cloud-to-cloud backup tools and help you find the best Google Workspace backup for your business:

  • Afi
  • Backupify
  • Spanning
  • SpinBackup

Before we start, if you still hesitate about whether the backup for your Google Workspace is essential, read about the best practices for Google Workspace (G Suite) Security.

Google Workspace Backup Solution Comparison Table

As you can see, most backup solutions are pretty similar. The difference is in the details.

 AfiBackupifySpanningSpinBackup
Starting Price (user/mo)$3$3$4$3
Rating on Google Workspace Marketplace4.74.04.64.8
Ease of Use Rating on Capterra4.84.13.94.8
Customer Service Rating on Capterra4.73.93.34.7
24/7 Support
Online Support
Google ServicesGmail,
Drive, Shared Drives,
Calendar,
Contacts,
Google Sites
Gmail,
Drive, Shared Drives,
Calendar,
Contacts
Gmail,
Drive, Shared Drives,
Calendar,
Contacts,
Google Sites
Gmail,
Drive,
Shared Drives,
Calendar,
Contacts,
Google Sites

Features & Functionality

Backup Features

Automated backup
On-demand Backup
Backup Log
Backup Scheduling
Cloud ProvidersGCP
Azure
BYOS
Datto CloudAWSGCP
Azure
AWS
BYOS
Unlimited Retention
Versioning
Incremental Backup

Recovery Features

Disaster recovery
Point-in-time restoration
Granular recovery
On-demand restoration

Security Features

Proactive ransomware protection with SLA
Risk assessment of 3rd party apps & browser extensions
Data leak prevention
Misconfiguration management
Applications protectedGoogle Workspace, Microsoft 365Google Workspace, Microsoft 365Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, SalesforceGoogle Workspace, Microsoft 365, Salesforce, Slack
Encryption at-rest
Encryption in transit
Secure Data Storage
ComplianceGDPR, SOC 2, HIPAA, PCI DSS, ISO 27001GDPR, SOC 2, HIPAAGDPR,
SOC 2,
HIPAA,
ISO 27001
GDPR, SOC 2, HIPAA, CCPA, EU-U.S., PCI DSS, ISO 27001

Management

Multiple domains management
Fast search
Licensing deleted accounts

Google Workspace (G Suite) Backup Solutions: Overview

Afi.ai

Afi is a backup solution for Google Workspace or Microsoft 365. It protects Google Workspace data, including Drives, Gmail, Calendars, Contacts and Sites with preserved user rights and permissions.

Backupify

Backupify is a tool for large companies that use Google Workspace or Microsoft 365. It automatically backs up various services within cloud drives (like Drives, Contacts, mailboxes). Backupify provides granular restoration.

Spanning

Spanning is a backup solution for medium to large businesses that use Salesforce, Google Workspace, and/or Microsoft Office 365. It works with multiple Google services like Gmail, Drive, and Calendars. Spanning offers automated backup and quick restoration of lost data.

SpinBackup

SpinBackup is a versatile SaaS solution for cloud drives and a Google Workspace Backup solution. It is also a backup and disaster recovery solution for Microsoft 365, Salesforce, and Slack. It fits the needs of both small businesses and enterprises. SpinBackup provides incremental backup and granular point-in-time recovery for Google Services including Gmail, Drive, Shared Drives, Calendar, Contacts, and Google Sites.

SpinBackup is a solution within SpinOne, the all-in-one SaaS security platform for mission-critical SaaS apps, that protects SaaS data for Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, Salesforce, and Slack. It offers an additional layer of security guarding your SaaS data against ransomware, data loss, data leak, and risky third-party SaaS applications and browser extensions, and misconfigurations. SpinOne provides SaaS security posture management (SSPM), SaaS data leak prevention and data loss protection (DLP), SaaS ransomware protection, and SaaS backup and recovery for more than 1,500 organizations worldwide to enhance cyber resilience, streamline security operations, and reduce security costs.

To learn more, request a SpinBackup demo or start a free trial today.

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Will Tran is the Product Manager at Spin.AI, where he guides the product's strategic direction, oversees feature development and ensures that the solution solves his clients’ cybersecurity needs.

Will is a security professional who started his career at Lockheed Martin where he worked on National Security Space programs in business development and product management.

Will holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from UCSB and an MBA with a specialization in Technology Management and Marketing from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

At Lockheed Martin, Will developed the multi-year strategy campaign and supported the product development of a national security satellite program for the United States Air Force, which resulted in a multi-billion dollar contract.

During business school, Will consulted 2 non-profit organizations as part of a series of national consulting case competitions. He set strategic priorities, optimized business operations, and developed a process to qualify new revenue streams for his non-profit clients. These initiatives resulted in 15-20% increase in annual surplus.

In his spare time, Will can be found at local coffee shops around Los Angeles, traveling to different countries, or hanging out with his cat.

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