Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Box—these electronic file sync and share (EFSS) products are increasingly interwoven in the everyday workflows of businesses in every sector. As adoption of these EFSS and productivity suites surges—Microsoft Office 365 will top the 100 million user mark this year—a dangerous trend has emerged: Companies attempting to substitute EFSS for true endpoint backup are discovering—too late—that EFSS leaves major gaps in data protection and fails to guarantee complete data recovery.
EFSS and Endpoint Backup: Two Different Games
To better understand why EFSS can’t handle endpoint backup, indulge us in a sports analogy. On the surface, EFSS and endpoint backup seem similar. They both automatically save files. They both have file restore functionality. But that’s like saying tennis and baseball are alike because they both involve hitting a ball. In reality, endpoint backup and EFSS are tools for playing two completely different games:
You Can’t Win the Endpoint Backup Game with EFSS
Looking through the comparison above, it’s pretty clear why an EFSS product is fundamentally unfit to serve as endpoint backup. It’s a tool designed for a completely different game—like trying to play tennis with a baseball bat and cleats. Unfortunately, enterprise data security isn’t a game, and instead of making a fool of yourself on the tennis court, you’re putting your organization’s most sensitive and valuable data at risk.
Use the Right Tool to Protect Your Enterprise Data
Download the Sync & Share vs. Backup Toolkit to understand the fundamental differences between these two tools, see the dangerous impacts of substituting EFSS for backup, and learn how Code42 is purpose-built for comprehensive data collection, protection and recovery.