Gmail Gets Improved Security Features For Business Users

Google announced a number of new security features for Gmail users in the enterprise today. Last year, the company launched its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature for Google Apps Unlimited users that helps businesses keep sensitive data out of emails. Today, it’s launching the first major update of this service at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

The DLP feature allows businesses to set rules for what kind of potentially sensitive information is allowed to leave and enter its corporate firewall through email.

The most important new feature here is that DLP for Gmail can now also use optical character recognition to scan attachments for potentially sensitive information (think credit card numbers, drivers license numbers, social security numbers, etc.) and objectionable words (maybe a swear words or a secret project’s codename).

DLP was already able to scan attachments before, but until now, it wouldn’t have been able to detect a social security number in an…

Read the entire article from TechCrunch here: Gmail Gets Improved Security Features For Business Users

 



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