Virtru has been a longtime Google partner, equipping thousands of joint customers to extend Zero Trust Data Control across the Google portfolio. We’re excited to announce the general availability of our support for Google Workspace Client-Side Encryption, which Google announced this week.
Google Workspace Client-Side Encryption: A Data Privacy Milestone
This update equips organizations to make their data indecipherable to Google using encryption across Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, including additional file types stored in Drive, such as Office files, PDFs, and more, without sacrificing Google’s market-leading collaboration capabilities. The beta program for Google Workspace Client-Side Encryption launched in June 2021, and this week, Google announced its general availability to Enterprise Plus and Education Plus customers.
Selecting an Encryption Key Partner for Google Client-Side Encryption
To take advantage of Google Workspace Client-Side Encryption, customers need to select a data protection partner for encryption key management. Virtru is the only Google-recommended key management partner that provides holistic security solutions across the Google portfolio, including support for Gmail, Workspace, and Google Meet, and GCP — as well as other SaaS applications such as Salesforce and Zendesk. To discover what sets Virtru apart from other key management providers, read our post: 5 Reasons to Choose Virtru as Your Google Client-Side Encryption Partner.
How Google Client-Side Encryption Works
By managing their encryption keys separately from the data, organizations can ensure that their information remains indecipherable to both Google and their key management partner, maintaining data sovereignty and full ownership at all times. This method of encryption key management is foundational to an effective Zero Trust Data Control strategy, and one that Virtru recommends for heightened security and confidentiality — especially for industries handling regulated information.
Virtru’s Zero Trust Data Protection, Recommended by Google
“Virtru is proud to be Google Workspace’s first recommended data protection partner and to have helped architect Google’s Client-Side Encryption capability with Google, in concert with our strategic enterprise partners. We are thrilled that Google Workspace Client-Side Encryption has become generally available for enterprises worldwide, and to include other partners in this open and extensible ecosystem,” said Virtru CEO John Ackerly. “In a cloud-first world, Zero Trust Data Control is fundamental to safeguarding organizations’ most valuable information — including intellectual property, financial data, and other highly sensitive content. With Virtru and Google, enterprises can leverage the cloud to collaborate in real-time with greater security, privacy and confidence than ever before.”
Take the Next Step Toward Zero-Trust Security in Google Workspace
Ready to get started with Virtru’s encryption solutions? Contact the Virtru team today to start the conversation.