Google highlights its Cloud Security capabilities for Enterprises


Google has highlighted its cloud security abilities once again by launching new tools to protect enterprise applications. This includes offering granular access to applications, better management of encryption keys and implementing strong authentication mechanisms for applications operating on Google Cloud.

On an additional note, Google has also stepped into a new cloud platform territory named Data Leak Prevention(DLP) API by rendering administrators the tools that surpass the infrastructure to protect single applications.

Since security has become the prime concern for cloud computing users, Google desires to isolate itself from other cloud service providers on this note. So, the company seems to not only protect the underlying hardware and virtual machines but also seems to be interested in applications which run on them as well.

Perhaps, by doing so, the internet juggernaut wants to tackle the challenge of identity access management in an antithetical way from Amazon.

Thus, Google’s new DLP tool for protecting sensitive data runs on its Cloud computing Platform. DLP performs deep content analysis to find matches against the list of more than forty types of sensitive data. This includes info such as credit card, and account numbers or contact info. Eventually, it helps administrators decide how they can defend the info in the best way.

The highlight of this new tool is that it is just an extension of DLP for Gmail, which was launched in 2015 and DLP for drive announced in January this year. It simply encrypts sensitive data after analyzing and identifying it and then filters it out of the API.

On a parallel note, Google has also made two-factor authentication a mandatory tool on its Google Cloud Platform. Its Security Key Enforcement (SKE) for GCP and G suite will from now on require all users to turn to security keys with 2-step verification for signing into G Suite or access any kind of resource on Google Cloud Platform.

As Amazon and Microsoft are busy focusing their basics on the server and block storage, Google is planning to keep its eyes on tools related to cloud security in order to induce trust into its customers who would like to migrate their critical applications onto its platform.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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