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Why customers trust Google Apps with their business data(9)

posted Nov 27, 2011, 1:35 AM by Softhinker Qin   [ updated Dec 19, 2011, 11:53 PM ]

9. Google’s information security team - working to protect your data

How will you feel when you know Google hires a team of world's leading security researchers to protect your day-to-day data, like Gmail, Google Docs, etc.? It feels cool, doesn't it?

Then how do they work? They monitor our applications and systems continuously, using sophisticated automated systems that are designed to detect unusual activity and block it or flag it for immediate analysis by our monitoring team. They provide end-user features including 2-step verification, which defeats many common attacks such as trying to break into an account using a stolen password. Their Safe Browsing service helps protect users against malware and phishing. All of this technology and expertise comes together to enhance the security of your Google Apps data, allowing your IT staff to focus more of their attention on your business’s strategic needs.

Other than above, Google also works to educate users about online safety. To that end, one of the most important things you can do to improve the security of your Google Apps accounts is to start using 2-step verification. Google encourages you to set it up and start exploring other ways to better protect your information.