Google has released a number of new tools for its G Suite productivity apps for enterprises that will give administrators more control over data security. Here's what you need to know.
According to Google, three million businesses pay for G Suite which encompasses cloud-based communication, collaboration, storage and document creation apps. To help administrators in organisations better secure data in G Suite, Google has introduced a host of security tools. These include:
- Security key enforcement: Admins can already enforce a two-step verification process that would require end-users to use a physical security key that plugs into a laptop or is paired with a mobile device in order to access their G-Suite accounts. Now administrators can restrict login solely to users with a security key.
- Data loss prevention (DLP) for Google Drive: DLP is already available for Gmail and now it has been extended to Google Drive. With DLP, administrators can control what content can be stored and prevent users from accidentally sharing confidential information externally. Administrators are free to enforce their own policies.
- S/MIME encryption for Gmail: Administrators can now bring their own certificates for Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (S/MIME) encryption. S/MIME is a widely accepted protocol for sending digitally signed and encrypted messages. Administrators will be able to enforce S/MIME usage and can set DLP rules based on specific organisational unit needs.
- Gmail logs and BigQuery integration: Preconfigured BigQuery integration with Gmail logs means administrators can run sophisticated custom queries, analyse their data and build custom dashboards.
- Third-party email archiving: Organisations that use certain types of SMTP archiving solutions can now easily integrate them with Gmail.
You can find out more about G Suite Enterprise here.