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Mythbusting: Why Cloud File Sync & Share is not the same as Endpoint Data Protection





Enterprise endpoint backup solution, on the other hand, protects all user data, backs up all file versions and ensures recovery points are consistent across the entire file system with a quick and painless recovery. That is not to say that customers should question the validity of EFSS or as Gartner calls it CCP (Content Collaboration Platform) solutions in providing a certain level of protection, but it is a simple fact that there are endpoint data protection requirements that a file sharing solution cannot meet. As Gartner said in a 2017 report “…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.”

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