While the platform includes some backup capabilities, it lacks comprehensive coverage putting business-critical data at risk for loss, corruption, and ransomware. Only purpose-built, third-party solutions can address these, and frequently come with a better price point than those offered by Google.
Google automatically deletes files 30 days after they’re sent to the recycle bin. This puts data at risk of accidental or intentional, malicious deletions. Without recoverability, this data can easily be lost.
In general, the only backup offered for Google Workspace data is via the recycle/trash folder, which is automatically purged after a fixed period of time. Once your data is gone, there is very little an admin can do to recover it.
As Drive File Stream syncs changes across devices, a file that is deleted, corrupted, or infected by a virus will sync to all devices and can exacerbate issues.
Vault only searches the latest version of Drive files only, not deleted files or other formats such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. Admins are needed to download files and manually import back into Drive. These files do not retain any sharing settings.
Vault does not integrate with third-party eDiscovery tools, and there are no predefined, customizable, or policy-based templates for compliance. Compliance management exists for Gmail messages only without control of where they’re stored, who can see them, or how they’re used.
Druva helps some of the world’s largest enterprises, in addition to small to mid-sized businesses, protect their investment in Google Workspace from data loss and compliance violations. Druva’s industry-leading solutions give users a single pane of glass to monitor and protect data no matter where it resides.
Druva provides a comprehensive, scalable, and cost-effective 100% SaaS-based platform to protect Google Workspace data, including Gmail, Google Drive, and Shared Drives. Druva’s secure platform seamlessly supports other cloud applications and endpoints to provide comprehensive data resiliency across the entire IT environment.
Forrester Research recommends organizations leveraging Google Workspace use third-party solutions to address critical gaps in its native capabilities. The analyst firm acknowledged Druva’s expertise, designating it a “Leader” for SaaS apps data protection across Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, and Salesforce in one unified and easy-to-manage platform.