Spanning® by EMC® Unveils New Data Restore Functionality, Encryption Key Management and EU Data Storage Options at Dreamforce ’15

AUSTIN, TX – September 09, 2015 — / — Spanning Cloud Apps LLC, an EMC company and a leading provider of SaaS data protection, will showcase its ongoing evolution as a true enterprise-grade backup and recovery solution for Salesforce next week at Dreamforce ‘15. Advancements in Spanning’s solutions for global enterprises will include regional European data center capabilities, SSAE 16 SOC2 certification, data restoration features, and customer-managed encryption keys.

“Our latest annual survey of Salesforce admins shows an appreciable increase in the awareness of the importance of data protection for Salesforce,” said Jeff Erramouspe, vice president and general manager of Spanning by EMC. “At the same time, the survey showed more than 73 percent of organizations do not use third-party backup, leaving their Salesforce data at risk to user-driven data loss. Our continued focus on customer needs – including those who require that their Salesforce data stay in Europe – and our backing by EMC, make Spanning a trusted enterprise-class backup and recovery solution for Salesforce data.”

New European Data Center for Salesforce Data
European data and privacy policies dictate that organizations prove that data is stored within the European Economic Area and not transmitted outside of the area. Salesforce’s expansion in Europe opens the market for companies to use the platform with the confidence that data will remain in the region.

“Europe is the epicenter of the data sovereignty debate and organizations here of all sizes are struggling to comply with the strict data governance regulations. The ability to back up and restore European SaaS data directly, without the information ever crossing borders, is an absolute business-critical capability,” said Holger Mueller, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research.

Spanning Backup for Salesforce now provides customers a choice of backup destinations – either in the US, or in Europe. By offering a new data center option, Spanning gives European companies running Salesforce the ability to protect their data and ensure that their production data and backup data never leaves the region, in order to meet data sovereignty requirements.

SSAE 16 SOC 2 Audit Certification
Spanning has achieved SSAE 16 SOC 2 certification. This demonstrates Spanning’s commitment to exceed compliance and security-related requirements for controls and safeguards when hosting customer data. This achievement reinforces Spanning’s leadership position as a trusted SaaS data protection provider.

Spanning Backup for Salesforce Restore Enhancements
Spanning has also made it even easier for Salesforce customers to restore their data. Based on collaborative Salesforce use case discussions with customers, Spanning is delivering a host of new capabilities building on its industry-leading restore functionality.

  • Recovery for Permanently Deleted Items: Users can restore deleted data directly back into Salesforce with all its related data. Spanning’s restore process will automatically take care of inserting data back into Salesforce in the right order to preserve “parent-child” relationships.
  • Bulk Restore: Spanning Backup for Salesforce offers a tightly integrated, in-app bulk restore, allowing Salesforce administrators to search for both updated and deleted items (including items deleted more than 90 days ago) – and quickly restore them with an option to preserve “parent-child” relationships for deleted items.
  • Single Object Restores Made Easier: The new Universal Restore Button from Spanning makes it easy to get lost or deleted data back into its proper place quickly. Now users have one convenient button that automatically activates when single-item on-page restores are possible.

Salesforce Encryption Key Self-Management
To retain control over access to their encrypted data and meet compliance or regulatory controls requirements, many organizations want to have their data stored and encrypted using encryption keys that they control and manage.

Spanning Backup for Salesforce will soon allow enterprise customers to self-manage encryption keys, enabling them to better meet their organization’s security and compliance requirements. The new feature is being piloted this fall and is expected to be generally available in 2016.

Second Annual State of the Salesforce Admin Survey & Dreamforce Giving Back
Also at Dreamforce ’15, Spanning will share results from its Second Annual State of the Salesforce Admin Survey. The company received a tremendous response to this year’s survey from the Salesforce Success Community, as participation nearly doubled over the last year.

As a result of this incredible growth in participation this year, Spanning has committed to providing 190 “First 100 Words” books to the Dreamforce Giving Back philanthropy initiative.

Spanning will participate as a Bronze sponsor at the Dreamforce ’15. For additional information on Spanning’s presence at the event, ancillary events, speaking engagements and how to connect with the company, visit the Back that SaaS up microsite.

Also, be sure to check out breakout sessions from Spanning’s Gordon Bockus (“jsForce in Action,” Tuesday, September 15 from 1:30-2:10 p.m.) and Patricia Cifra (“Building a Lightning App with Angular Material Design,” Tuesday, September 15 from 10:30-11:10 a.m.). Bockus will also be hosting a Hands-On Workshop on Tuesday, September 15 from 3:15-5:45 p.m. entitled “Build Web and Mobile Apps with Lightning Components.”

About Spanning Cloud Apps LLC
Spanning, an EMC company and a leading provider of backup and recovery for SaaS applications, helps organizations to protect and manage their information in the cloud. The company provides powerful, enterprise-class data protection for Google Apps, Salesforce, and Office 365. Spanning Backup is a trusted cloud-to-cloud backup solution for thousands of companies and millions of users around the world. Learn more at

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Erik Milster

Source: EMC


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