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Virtru Expands Partnership with Google Cloud After Surpassing 3,500 Joint Customers

Virtru adds advanced data protection, key management and data location to secure digital transformation and accelerate Google Cloud adoption

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2020 – Virtru, a global leader in data protection and privacy, today announced the expansion of its longstanding partnership with Google Cloud to incorporate Virtru’s Trusted Data Platform into additional Google Workspace and Google Cloud applications and services. The combination will provide an added layer of verifiable trust, granular data control and privacy assurance for data shared, stored and analyzed in Google Cloud and Google Workspace, and, importantly, extending these control when data is shared outside the Google ecosystem. 

In 2016, Virtru was chosen as a recommended encryption provider for G Suite, now known as Google Workspace, in what has been a hugely successful partnership that currently boasts more than 3,500 shared customers with usage more than doubling since the beginning of the pandemic. This expanded partnership will accelerate Virtru integrations into Google Cloud services and deepen data control and sovereignty capabilities in Google Workspace.

“Verizon’s mission is to transform how people connect with each other — our millions of customers, our 133,000 employees, and thousands of business partners. Embracing the cloud, and data protection, has been at the heart of this effort,” said Greg Sly, Senior Vice President Platforms and Infrastructure for Verizon. “Encryption and control capabilities were central to our decision to adopt G Suite (now Google Workspace) to increase productivity, employee engagement, and collaboration. In today’s working environment, secure collaboration has never been more important, and capabilities like those Virtru provides will enable us to further accelerate adoption of cutting-edge cloud applications and infrastructure while maintaining best-in-class data security and control.” 

Virtru, together with Google Cloud will empower customers to accelerate and complete their digital transformation initiatives by:

  • Supporting the migration, storage and analysis of sensitive data in Google Cloud that otherwise would have remained on-premise 
  • Satisfying data location and data sovereignty requirements globally 
  • Complying with strict privacy regulations like ITAR, HIPAA, CJIS, CMMC, GDPR, & others 
  • Augmenting Google Workspace’s native security controls, Virtru offers end-to-end encryption and flexible key management options for Google Workspace (Gmail and Google Drive), as well as an extensible developer platform that powers integration into custom applications and workflows across Cloud ecosystems. 

“From Day One, Virtru’s mission has been to unlock the power of data by creating a world where it is always under your control. Everywhere,” said Virtru Co-founder and CEO John Ackerly. “Our longstanding partnership with Google Cloud has been vital to enabling thousands of companies, government agencies and millions of individuals to take control of their data, while benefiting from the productivity and ease of use of Google Workspace and the Google Cloud. Usage of our Google Workspace integrations has more than doubled since the beginning of the pandemic, and this announcement marks an important milestone as we expand access to our platform and developer tools globally.” 

“We’re proud to partner with Virtru to expand the security, privacy, and governance capabilities that enterprises need as they adopt Google Workspace at global scale,” said Jose Pastor, Vice President, Product Management at Google Cloud. “For many, work is transforming in unprecedented ways, and organizations need to help keep people and teams connected from anywhere. We’re committed to providing customers with the technology, services, and partnerships that they need to enable distributed and remote work, and look forward to working with Virtru to help them do so in a secure, trusted way.”

About Virtru

At Virtru, we empower organizations to easily unlock the power of data while maintaining control, everywhere it’s stored and shared. Creators of TDF (Trusted Data Format), the open industry standard for persistent data protection, Virtru provides flexible, easy to use, and trusted privacy technologies built on its data protection platform that govern access to data throughout its full lifecycle – from creation to transmission, storage, analysis, and sharing. For more information, visit www.virtru.com or follow us on Twitter at @virtruprivacy.

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Sophie Shiatis