How is Google Workspace secured?
Google Workspace’s security features consists of a wide range of different security and privacy controls. All of these security best practices and tools are managed through the Google Workspace security centre.
Through this online dashboard, admins can monitor and manage security information and analytics to prevent, detect and remediate immediate threats and underlying causes. Key features available to admins in this environment are live security reports, the security health page and a security investigation tool.
Email spoofing prevention (through DMARC).
External reply warnings (against emails sent from outside the organization’s domain or a user’s contacts).
Access and authentication in Google Workspace
Some of the most helpful features for admins to keep a check on Workspace access by employees include authentication features like two-step verification, single-sign on (based on SAML 2.0) and e-mail security policies like enforced TLS connections. Information rights management helps to protect sensitive content, while the proprietary Cloud Identity IDaaS helps to manage users, apps and devices from the Workspace security dashboard.
Google protects its Workspace environment using both manual and automated scanners to detect malware and phishing. Deep learning algorithms are used to adapt to fast-changing threats. Next to Google’s well-known Safe Browsing technology and permanent antivirus scanners for Gmail and Drive, the Google-owned VirusTotal software provides additional scanning capabilities.
Data recovery and data residency
Workspace includes data recovery capabilities that help you restore deleted files and other data.
In addition, Google Vault provides you with a solution to manage information critical to your business and preserve important data. Administrators can also choose where to store their organization’s data through the data region policy. This allows you to better comply with GDPR rules. Google Workspace Data recovery and residency in a nutshell:
- Restore deleted users and Google Drive and Gmail data.
- eDiscovery for easier search and exports of company data.
- Data residency in specific geographic locations.
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