Client-side encryption is rolling out to Gmail and Google calendar. That being said, it simply means that the platform is now getting the security that it has always needed.
Client-Side Encryption Is Rolling Out To Gmail and Google Calendar
Tech giant, Google has just recently announced that corporate users of its emailing platform and service will soon be benefitting from a new security feature that would help to prevent data from getting into the wrong hands.
As revealed at Google Cloud Next which is the annual cloud computing showcase by the company, both Google calendar and Gmail are all set to be receiving support for client-side encryption (CSE).
How the New Feature Works
Data under this very system will be encrypted on the device of the end user just before being transmitted to data center servers which means that Google will not even be able to have access to the encryption keys that are necessary to gain access. The new feature will be making its way to Gmail by the year’s end and to Google calendar in the coming year (2023).
The new security feature at a basic level will simply mean that emails that are composed in Gmail are readable by the sender and the recipients that they are intended for exclusively and solely. This will also prevent any other person from getting access to any messages that might in transit be intercepted.
Google has stated that it has always made use of “the latest cryptographic standards” in encrypting data that arrives on its servers in order to ensure that bad-faith actors do not gain access to sensitive pieces of information. The new system however will give businesses direct control over their encryption keys and the identity management provider used to access those keys.
What Google Said About the New Security Features at Its Event
Google in relation to the broader and wider range of security features announced at Cloud Next said: “Above all else, a secure environment is a requirement no matter your location or device.”
“We also want to help customers strengthen the confidentiality of their data while addressing data sovereignty and compliance requirements.”
Client-side encryption until now has been available only for Google Meet and Google Docs data. But in recognition of the importance of watertight security that is across the board, the tech company now is extending the feature to other parts of the Workspace productivity suite.
Google Has Announced That It Will Be Bringing Data Loss Prevention to Chat
Separately and also in support of this broad and wide objective, Google has announced that it will be bringing data loss prevention to chat and in the process allowing admins to put controls in place that will help to protect against leaks in real-time, and new data sharing options to Drive that will help and give various business stronger control over how files are shared.