At Virtru, we take pride in empowering our customers to unlock the power of their data, everywhere it’s stored and shared, so today we’re pleased to introduce new file protection capabilities for Google Drive. As Google’s only recommended encryption partner, Virtru is providing a critical layer of protection on top of G Suite’s native sharing features and security capabilities to help organizations realize Google Drive’s potential for private, compliant, and controlled file sharing workflows.
This extends our best-in-class data-centric protection and access controls from email to encrypt Google Drive file storage and sharing workflows. Virtru for Google Drive allows organizations that store and share common file types in Google Drive—including PDFs; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents; .png and .jpeg image files; and .txt files—to encrypt them upon upload. Controls, like watermarking and disable resharing, can be applied to prevent unauthorized access as they’re shared internally between departments and externally with customers, partners, patients, and other collaborators. Users can also convert native Google files (Sheets, Docs, and Slides) to their respective Office counterparts (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) to support secure sharing beyond the G Suite ecosystem.
Critically, organizations can automatically enforce file protection to ensure their files stay private and compliant with regulations like HIPAA, CCPA, CJIS, ITAR CCPA, and more. Protection is enforced either by end users designating specific folders to only store encrypted documents, or by administrators configuring rules that require specific groups and OUs to encrypt all uploaded files.
These new capabilities are poised to support organizations adapting their processes and operations to enable distributed, remote workforces, as digital sharing workflows make data privacy even more important.
To learn more about the product’s benefits and key use cases, get in touch with us.