Data Sheet

Enhancing Data Protection and Secure Collaboration for Google Drive and Beyond

The Power of Google Client-side encryption + Virtru

Google Workspace Client-side encryption supports heightened privacy and compliance requirements for native Google Drive files (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) and non-native files (PDF, Office, and image files) within Google Workspace. But most data sharing workflows also require sharing these files outside of Google Workspace, meaning you need both protection and portability. This is where Virtru comes in.

Virtru is a recommended provider of Client-side encryption for Google Workspace. Our Trusted Data Format (TDF) enhances your data sharing capabilities to support the confidentiality of your data no matter where it lives (including beyond Google Workspace) or who it’s shared with.

Protection That’s Better Together – Why Partner with Virtru

Capabilities in Google Workspace and Broader Secure Collaboration

Google Workspace Client-side encryption can protect Google Docs, Sheets, Slides within Google Drive.

Virtru provides key management for Google Workspace Client-side encryption. Once the browser client encrypts the content, encryption keys are sent to Virtru, which manages the keys and their associated access control policies and brokers access requests. This keeps your cloud data private, even from Google, since they won’t have the keys to decrypt the data.

Virtru Google Drive Encryption then enables portability to securely download and share cloud-native files within and outside of your organization. Additionally, Virtru allows you to encrypt and upload static file formats (such as PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, JPEG, PNG, and CAD) in Google Drive so you can have control over the encryption of any sensitive data with advanced, secure data tracking.

Additional Benefits of Virtru

Support Compliance

Have full control over the encryption of files in Google Workspace or shared via other workflows. Host your own encryption keys to help support your compliance with ITAR, EAR, CJIS, IRS 1075, HIPAA, GDPR, etc.

Manage Access Control

Revoke access or adjust access control permissions at any point in the data lifecycle using the Virtru Control Center. Additionally, system admins can centrally manage users, adjust access controls, and set encryption rules.

Maintain Persistent Visibility

Maintain visibility into all protected data in one place to see what you’re protecting, where it’s going, and who it’s been shared with, even as it’s shared externally. Integrate with your SIEM to strengthen threat response and compliance reporting.