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As a pioneer of cloud computing services, Google understands the importance of security when the cloud is used for business applications. Google has devoted an enormous amount of effort to enhancing and building upon the security features of Google Apps when used in the Google for Work model so that they can be trusted by business owners for the storage of company information.
Google employs a security team of over 500 professionals who are devoted to network security and perfecting the security infrastructure of their apps program. This security team works with a wide variety of tools like quality assurance measures and penetration tests to develop mechanisms that ensure the safety of customer data.
The following are some of the security features that Google's security team has developed for Google Apps for Work:
Protection Against Malware
Protective features that help staff members use Google Apps for Work without compromising company data include Google's Safe Browsing technology. This technology will examine URLs and notify app users of potential malware threats before users access suspicious websites. Antivirus signatures are used in Google Apps for Work, and free tools like VirusTotal are available to Google Apps users to offer even more security against malware.
Google's Data Center Security
Data Security in Transit
Vulnerability management efforts
Certified security & Compliance
Administration of Data Access
This list of features is not absolutely comprehensive or technical. It does, however, show how Google handles the issue of security with the utmost gravity and concern. When using Google, you can rest assured your information is safe and secure.