For technology and security leaders, applying security across your workforce’s productivity tools, email, and file-sharing workflows can be a complex endeavor. With so many details to consider — from usability to on-premise vs. cloud options, data loss prevention, and malware scanning — it’s vital to understand exactly what you gain, and what you may lose, when selecting a security solution.
This post will outline some of the challenges and benefits associated with Microsoft 365 Double Key Encryption + HSM, compared with Google Workspace + Virtru.
When considering the capabilities of Double Key Encryption for Microsoft 365 and hardware security module (HSM), it’s important to understand which security and collaboration features are available, and which functionalities may be limited when encryption is applied.
Users of Double Key Encryption for Microsoft 365 and HSM may experience limitations to their Microsoft experience, including:
For a more detailed comparison of Microsoft 365 Double Key Encryption + HSM and Virtru + Google Workspace features, contact Virtru.
With Virtru and Google Workspace, organizations can implement world-class security in the cloud or on- premise, while accelerating collaboration and maintaining full ownership and privacy of their data.
Virtru and Google Workspace equip customers with:
When implementing Virtru security in Google Workspace, organizations need to set up a method of managing the encryption keys that grant access to their data.
The Virtru Customer Key Server (CKS) is a virtual appliance that may be hosted on customer premises, in a private cloud, or on any public cloud service. All keys stored by Virtru are encrypted using the customer’s public/private key pair ensuring no third-party access to key content. The Virtru CKS can also integrate with a hardware security module (HSM) for a physical layer of protection.
The Virtru CKS enables enterprises to maintain exclusive access to the encryption keys used to secure their data:
Virtru is a true end-to-end encryption solution for Google Workspace:
For more details on how Microsoft 365 Double Key Encryption compares to Virtru and Google, and to learn how Virtru can equip your organization with enterprise-wide data protection, contact Virtru today to start the conversation.
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