Gartner Research

How to Enhance the Security of Google Apps for Work

Published: 29 June 2016

ID: G00308992

Analyst(s): Steve Riley


Security is a principal differentiator between Google's business and consumer services. Native controls satisfy basic security requirements, but third-party products can enhance visibility and control. CISOs should use this security framework to assess native and alternative tools.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Begin With Identity, Access and Privilege Management
    • Specific Best Practices
    • Native Capabilities
    • Example MFA Tools (Some Require Third-Party IDaaS)
    • Example PAM Tools
    • Example Adaptive Access Control Tools (May Require Third-Party IDaaS)
    • Example IDaaS Providers
  • Restore Visibility to User, Application and Data Behavior
    • Specific Best Practices
    • Native Capabilities
    • Example Third-Party Visibility Tools
  • Secure GAFW Content in Motion and at Rest
    • Specific Best Practices
    • Native Capabilities
    • Example Third-Party Data Security Tools
  • Protect Your GAFW Subscription From Threats
    • Specific Best Practices
    • Native Capabilities
    • Example Third-Party Anti-spam/Anti-malware and Content Inspection Vendors
  • Extend Your Strategy to Managed/Unmanaged Devices
    • Specific Best Practices
    • Native Capabilities
    • Example Third-Party Device Management and Policy Enforcement Vendors
  • Consider a CASB for Consistent Visibility, Control and Protection

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