Gartner Research

Debunking the Myth of Using EFSS for Backup

Published: 02 March 2017

ID: G00322133

Analyst(s): Monica Basso , Pushan Rinnen


Most cloud enterprise file sync and share solutions were not designed to enable corporate IT to control their own recovery in the face of user data loss after malicious attacks. I&O leaders need to evaluate their requirements for investing in a separate backup system for cloud EFSS.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Adopt an EFSS Solution With Control Over Permanent Data Deletion to Fend Off Insider Threats
  • Prepare for Lengthy Discovery of Recovery Points and the Need for Cloud EFSS Provider-Assisted Recovery After a Malware Attack
  • Invest in Endpoint Backup and/or EFSS Backup to Maintain IT Control and Protect Critical User Data

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