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Google Workspace (G Suite) Backup to protect Gmail, Google (Shared) Drives, Contacts, Calendars & Sites
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Afi Google Workspace (G Suite) Backup is the latest generation of data protection with fast & responsive UI and 2-3x faster backup/restore performance compared to legacy vendors. Afi was built from the ground-up to support Google Workspace apps with full fidelity. It is powered by modern cloud architecture based on micro-services and leverages AI technology to protect your data against ransomware, provide better resiliency and automate backup operations.

-   Backup all Google Workspace user data, including (Shared) Drives, Gmail, Calendars, Contacts and Google Sites
-   [EXCLUSIVE FEATURE] AI anti-ransomware engine (detection, preemptive backups & recovery points labeling)
-   [EXCLUSIVE FEATURE] full-text search, instant online backup contents preview and flexible point-in-time data restore 
-   [EXCLUSIVE FEATURE] 100% fidelity Google Workspace backup - Afi preserves Google Drive document IDs, so the file URLs will remain the same after recovery and 3rd party apps integrated with Drive will continue to function
-   Leverage the most granular access control and permission management engine - Afi enables you to disable/limit access for Google Workspace super admins, or grant custom backup access permissions for non-admin users
-   Unlimited time-based retention, backup storage locations in EU, US, UK, Canada and Australia or external customer-owned cloud storage

⚫ NO BACKUP FAILURES
Afi intelligently handles Google API errors (4xx, 5xx) and uses a prediction engine to avoid the Google Workspace API calls limit. In case of any issues, Afi automatically reschedules & retries problematic backup runs. 

⚫ SIMPLE & FULLY AUTOMATED
Afi automatically manages backup schedules based on the protection levels (SLAs) assigned by admin for Google Workspace organizational units or user accounts. New users are automatically discovered & protected. Users deleted from Google Workspace are automatically archived and are always available for restore.

⚫ SECURITY & ACCESS CONTROL
Afi is the only cloud Google Workspace backup that enables to configure & restrict Google Workspace super admin access to user backed up data. Afi also provides a detailed audit log that retains session details (including WAN IP), backup & restore actions and all system events.

⚫ Q&A

➊ Why do you need to backup Google Workspace?
Organizations use cloud Google Workspace backup to protect data from accidental data deletions, user errors and emerging threats such as cloud ransomware and hacker attacks. Based on IDC and Gartner surveys around 30% of businesses backup their cloud applications.

➋ Does Google Workspace provide any built-in recovery capabilities?
Google Workspace enables admins to partially recover data deleted within  20-25 days. Most organizations use a 3rd party backup solution because the the time frame is too short. Google Workspace also provides built-in versioning that protects your data against accidental overwrites and ransomware attacks, but some organizations find the capabilities insufficient.

➌ Do I need to backup user's Google Workspace data if my organization has Google Vault?
Google Vault provides retention and e-discovery features and it can help to partially recover deleted G Suite data. However organizations often use a G Suite backup tool in addition to Google Vault to overcome its limitations (no data is retained for deleted G Suite users, no versioning and no recovery is available for Google Drive folder structures).

➍ Does Afi backs up Shared (Team) Drives?
Yes, we provide full-fidelity backup for Google Drive and Shared Drives, including the backup of complex folder structures, files metadata (author, creation/modification dates, etc) and Google document IDs.

➎ Can I backup user Gmail data without exposing the backup contents to IT team?
Yes, you can configure custom administrative roles that will enable your team to manage the backup and restore operations, without the ability to view the data. You can also disable admin access to Afi application for your Google Workspace super admins.

➏ What is the maximum backup frequency available in Afi?
You can configure 1-24x per day backup runs. In addition Afi AI engine will perform out of schedule preemptive backups of your G Suite data in case of any security threats (e.g. detected encryption activity or mass deletions of Google Drive files). 

➐ What are the main advantages of Afi compared to other G Suite backup solutions?
Afi provides 2-3x faster backup and restore performance compared to legacy solutions. Afi AI engine prevents backup errors and automatically manages the backup schedules in order to provide resilient service independent of admin supervision.

➑ Is Afi GDPR and HIPAA compliant?
Yes, we comply with GDPR and other major data protection regulations such as HIPAA, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and CCPA. We will sign the DPA upon request.
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Afi G Suite Backup will ask for the permissions shown below. Learn more
Afi G Suite Backup will need access to your Google account
This will allow Afi G Suite Backup to :
See, edit, create, and delete all of your Google Drive files
Read, compose, and send emails from your Gmail account
See, edit, share, and permanently delete all the calendars you can access using Google Calendar
See, edit, download, and permanently delete your contacts
View customer related information
View domains related to your customers
View groups on your domain
View organization units on your domain
See info about users on your domain
View usage reports for your G Suite domain
Manage your sites
See your primary Google Account email address
See your personal info, including any personal info you've made publicly available
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A User of Afi G Suite Backup
April 12, 2020
This is a very reliable and fast service to backup G Suite user data. Having used it for a year, we just renewed for a 3 year contract and I can testify to their quality of service and fast support.
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Debra Berger
May 30, 2021
The service works well for us, will be renewing for the 3rd annual contract. Protects well both our G suite with 3,000 users and several smaller O365 domains. Very simple to manage all domains from a single UI.
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National Intensive Care Surveillance System Sri Lanka
July 17, 2021
Thank you AFI for an intuitive, responsive, flexible and generous service. A life-saver for our small organisation in low-resource setting making best practice affordable for us.
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Christian Miller
June 4, 2021
We have now been using AFI for GSuite/Google Workspace since December of 2020. The application is very simple to use and has done a great job of restoring accidental deletions whether at the folder or mail lever for my customers. I only knock them down a star because sometime communication with the company can be slow especially when doing initial evaluation. After becoming a customer, communication has improved.
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A User of Afi G Suite Backup
April 13, 2020
We've tried a bunch of services and Afi is by far the fastest Google Drive backup. Their support in user training is great
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A User of Afi G Suite Backup
May 5, 2020
Works well
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A User of Afi G Suite Backup
April 9, 2020
These guys have the best g suite backup hands down. I was impressed with the responsiveness and tech knowledge of sales guys. keep it up, guys!
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A User of Afi G Suite Backup
December 11, 2019
This is an excellent service. Perfectly suits our needs for Gsuite backup. The interface is very user friendly and intuitive.
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Andrew Berks
February 11, 2019
I had some trouble getting this started and the AFI people assured they would update their FAQ to handle that problem. API access needs to be enabled. Once it started, it backed up my emails. Tests on restoring emails worked great. Customer service was very responsive.
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Jack Taylor
June 4, 2021
Easy to use and reliable service. We use it as a default backup option for our clients. The only missing part for us is ConnectWise Manage integration, that is supposedly coming this year.
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