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Google Recommends Virtru for G Suite Encryption

We are pleased to announce that after completing rigorous testing and security audits, Google has selected Virtru as its recommended application for G Suite encryption. Virtru adds client-side file and email encryption, control, and data loss prevention (DLP) directly into G Suite. Secure your emails and files no matter where they travel, and comply with […]

December 19, 2016 | Google Apps Security, Security
Google Apps Security for the Mobile Workforce

Mobile devices are at risk of theft, hacking, snooping and insider cyber security threats. All it takes is one worker misplacing an unsecured phone or clicking on the wrong link to give hackers the power to leak or sabotage your data, send out fraudulent messages to partners and clients or even hold mission-critical information hostage. […]

August 18, 2016 | Business, Google Apps Security
What is the Most Secure Google Drive Encryption Service?

Using any cloud app that stores sensitive information has certain inherent risks. Google has native encryption and an excellent security record, but adding additional encryption layers to prevent a single point of failure is a good idea with any cloud service. Fortunately, there are third-party encrypted cloud storage apps that will enhance Google Drive encryption […]

The Quick Start Guide to Gmail Encryption

Gmail is often praised for its convenience and seamless integration with Google Apps (now known as G Suite), but its security features are equally impressive. Native encryption, and extensive administrative controls allow businesses and users to secure Gmail, reducing risks from hackers as well as malicious insiders. Gmail encryption does have its limits, but can […]

Dropbox Encryption vs. Google Drive Encryption: Which is More Secure?

Dropbox and Google Drive are very different services that appeal to different users. While Drive is connected to the entire Google Apps (now known as G Suite) ecosystem, Dropbox is a lightweight, simple alternative for file storage. While both are useful, users need to look beyond features, and make sure the service they choose can […]

Gmail Security and Encryption: What Admins Need to Know

With its ease of use, rich feature set and flawless integration with Google Apps (now known as G Suite), Gmail is a huge boon to organizations. It’s supported by a well-designed Gmail security toolset, protecting businesses with multi-factor authentication, password strength monitoring and built-in SSL/TLS encryption. Unfortunately, although SSL/TLS is widely used and fairly secure, […]

3 Google Apps Security Settings That Can Protect Your Data

Think locking down Google Apps for Work (now known as G Suite) requires a large IT security team and extensive know-how? Think again! Google Apps security settings allow a single admin to protect your organization’s domain from hackers and internal leaks. Here are 3 basic settings to strengthen the security of any organization using Apps: […]

November 25, 2015 | Google Apps Security, Security, Tech
Meeting HIPAA Encryption Requirements with Google Apps for Work (now G Suite)

What You Need to Know The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), for those not familiar, requires that entities exchanging protected health information (PHI) do so securely. Sharing unprotected PHI is a serious compliance and data security risk, so all organizations should have technologies and policies in place to protect their data. Healthcare organizations, […]

November 17, 2015 | Google Apps Security, HIPAA, Virtru
Maximizing Google Apps Security, Privacy and Compliance

What You Need to Know to Secure Your Data Enterprises of all sizes turn to Google Apps for Work (now known as G Suite) to migrate their teams to the cloud. Google’s collaboration, sharing, and ease of use are second to none. In recent years, Google has bolstered its offering with new data security and […]

How to Secure Gmail and Drive: A Must-Watch Convo with Google and Virtru

Google and Virtru made history yesterday. As part of this year’s gCON Bootcamp online conference sponsored by The Gooru, Google Senior Engineer, Donna McIntire, and Virtru Founder/CTO, Will Ackerly, delivered one of the most highly registered webinars in gCON history. Their presentation, Securing Gmail and Drive: Security Tips from Google and Virtru, highlighted security features […]