Sometimes tradeoffs are necessary when it comes to protecting users’ data. Until now that was the case for backing up Gmail data using the IMAP API. For those not familiar, IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. IMAP ensures that you can access your email messages wherever you are and from several different devices.
Using the Google IMAP API required that IMAP be enabled for all the users you wanted to back up. The drawback of IMAP is that users’ emails are downloaded to any device synchronized to the email account. This means that potentially sensitive data may proliferate beyond the company issued (and controlled) device to a user’s personal mobile device. If that person was to leave the organization, they would take that data with them. If the device is stolen or lost that sensitive data may be compromised.
Datto is happy to announce Backupify’s integration with Google’s new REST API, which was launched just last year. With the new REST API, users do not need to be enabled with IMAP in order to access their data. This means administrators can utilize backup solutions without fear of their data being automatically downloaded to personal devices. The REST API ensures greater data security for companies with employees using mobile devices (so…basically everyone at your company).
The new API also provides faster performance and a more flexible interface. The result is backups can now be performed much faster. Speed and flexibility are particularly valuable when onboarding both users and data into Backupify for the first time. The new API can shorten the onboarding process by days.
The Backupify cloud-to-cloud backup solution always strives to be the “first” when it comes to integrating new innovation so we’re obviously very proud to be the first backup provider to use Google’s REST API.