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Integration with NetBackup and a newly-supported SaaS platform come to NetBackup SaaS Protection

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At the end of February, Veritas announced the arrival of NetBackup 10, which brings many advanced features to the product and provides more support for moving backups to the cloud. Along with that, Veritas has added several advanced features to NetBackup SaaS Protection, our solution for backup and recovery of software-as-a-service (SaaS) application data.

With the wider acceptance and adoption of SaaS solutions, enterprises are faced with the shared responsibility model. This model, adopted by the majority of SaaS application platforms, makes it clear what the provider is responsible for, as well as what responsibilities belong to the customer.

The SaaS vendors are responsible for the uptime, updates, maintenance, and quality of the applications they offer. Related to this, SaaS vendors are also responsible for the deployment and maintenance of the infrastructure on which their software runs.

The customer is left being solely responsible for their own data. This includes responsibility for user authentication – to ensure that only authorized users can access the data, data security – to protect the data from malware, ransomware, and prying eyes, and data protection – to protect the data from being lost by employing a backup and recovery solution. The SaaS vendors are explicitly not taking any responsibility for your data and will be of very little help in the event of data loss, regardless of the cause.

That’s where Veritas NetBackup SaaS Protection comes in. It offers customers a backup and recovery solution for SaaS application data that’s full of advanced features for SaaS data protection. The newest of those features are described below.

Integration with the NetBackup WebUI Console

With the updates to NetBackup SaaS Protection, customers using NetBackup 10 can use the NetBackup management console to monitor the status of all NetBackup SaaS Protection backup and restore jobs, view the details of the data connectors, view the details of the storage, and monitor their entire organization’s data protection from a single unified console.

Figure 1 - View of NetBackup SaaS Protection data connectors from the NetBackup 10 consoleFigure 1 - View of NetBackup SaaS Protection data connectors from the NetBackup 10 consoleReplication of Backup Data

Figure 2 - Logical diagram of NetBackup SaaS Protection data replicationFigure 2 - Logical diagram of NetBackup SaaS Protection data replication

Some organizations’ compliance requirements include keeping a copy of all data on-site. Others just feel better protected with an air-gapped, immutable copy of the backup for use in the event disaster recovery is needed. Others don’t like knowing that all of their data is stored on a single cloud platform.

With this update, NetBackup SaaS Protection adds the ability to replicate all of its data to the customer’s choice of an on-premises Veritas NetBackup Access Appliance or an S3 storage bucket on AWS. Regardless of which option the customer chooses, they receive the benefit of a completely separate copy of their SaaS backup data on immutable storage.

Data Protection for Google Workspace


Prior to this update, NetBackup SaaS Protection has provided backup and recovery for data stored in Google Drive. Veritas has expanded that to offer data protection for the entire Google Workspace suite.

This includes backup and recovery support for Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, and App Scripts. Our Gmail backup and recovery covers inboxes, messages, message labels, and any message attachments.

Security Enhancements

With this update, Veritas adds even more data security features to NetBackup SaaS Protection. These include:

  • Application Registration with Microsoft 365 – this improves the security of the authorizations required for NetBackup SaaS Protection’s Microsoft 365 data connectors.
  • Azure Active Directory (AD) Group Filters – this allows for the dynamic addition of users to backup policies for both Exchange Online and OneDrive for Business.
  • Enhanced Role-based Access Control (RBAC) – this enables customers to use RBAC to restrict an IT admin’s scope for creating and modifying backup policies and performing restores for Microsoft 365 data.

All of the features described above will be available now!

And we’re not stopping here…

We have some other great new features and enhancements coming throughout the rest of 2022. Watch this space for more details, and we’ll keep you informed as they become available. If you’d like to know more about NetBackup SaaS Protection, take a look at its product page on the Veritas site or schedule a demo.

Ready to upgrade or renew Veritas NetBackup? Contact your preferred Veritas Channel Partner or Veritas Account Manager today to discuss your options, and be sure to ask them how Veritas subscription can support your digital transformation. If you're unsure who to contact, email our Customer Care team or request a call from our Sales Team. New to NetBackup? Download the latest version of Veritas NetBackup from our trialware page to test the best-in-class enterprise backup and recovery.

Get even more resources, demonstrations, and tell us what you think about these features in the NetBackup User Group