inSync extends its data availability and governance capabilities to cloud apps, which includes the following:
- Microsoft Office 365 services, which includes OneDrive and Exchange Online
- G Suite services, which includes Gmail and Google Drive
As a cloud administrator, you can configure inSync to integrate with cloud apps. This integration lets you follow and govern user data - across endpoints such as computers, mobiles, and in cloud applications.
inSync uses the email address of inSync users to map the users to their cloud apps account.
inSync uses OAuth 2.0 to communicate with other services like Box, Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce. OAuth is an open protocol for token based authentication and authorization on the Internet. For more information on OAuth 2.0, see the OAuth website.
Note: The Cloud Apps add-on is available for Enterprise, Elite, and Elite Plus editions only.
Cloud Apps backup data is not a part of individual user's quota. To know what is a user quota, see Assign user quota for data backup.
What are the benefits?
The integration with cloud apps provides the following benefits:
- Single access point to view and manage end-user data, without manually accessing separate data sources.
- Place legal holds on a broad range of data, reducing the amount of time that IT personnel spend manually collecting and managing data.
The user's legal hold data from endpoints such as computers, mobiles, and from cloud applications can now be accessed by using WebDAV.
- Federated search to enable administrators to locate any file across all users, devices, and OneDrive data. Federated search will not be available for Exchange Online data.
- Proactively track, monitor, and get notified for compliance risks of cloud apps data in your organization.