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Google Workspace User Guide

By : Balaji Iyer
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Google Workspace User Guide

By: Balaji Iyer

Overview of this book

Google Workspace has evolved from individual Google services to a suite of apps that improve productivity and promote efficient collaboration in an enterprise organization. This book takes you through the evolution of Google Workspace, features included in each Workspace edition, and various core services, such as Cloud Identity, Gmail, and Calendar. You’ll explore the functionality of each configuration, which will help you make informed decisions for your organization. Later chapters will show you how to implement security configurations that are available at different layers of Workspace and also how Workspace meets essential enterprise compliance needs. You’ll gain a high-level overview of the core services available in Google Workspace, including Google Apps Script, AppSheet, and Google Cloud Platform. Finally, you’ll explore the different tools Google offers when you’re adopting Google Cloud and migrating your data from legacy mail servers or on-premises applications over to cloud servers. By the end of this Google Workspace book, you’ll be able to successfully deploy Google Workspace, configure users, and migrate data, thereby helping with cloud adoption.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: Getting Started – Google Workspace
Part 2: Data Security
Part 3: Data Integrations
Chapter 6: Designing Custom Applications
Part 4: Migrating Data

Chapter 3: Application Security

Google Workspace has evolved over the years, introducing an increasing number of security features that are necessary for customers of all sizes, from small-to-medium businesses to large enterprises. Google has a security-first culture when it comes to building applications. To achieve defense-in-depth, security features should be in place at every level of the application. Security should never be an afterthought, especially for SaaS products; these products are accessible by almost everyone across the globe. The applications and their infrastructure must undergo continuous improvement, and any new vulnerabilities that are identified must be patched.

In Google Workspace, data protection is incorporated within every layer of the technology stack, beginning at the very bottom of the stack, where infrastructure is purpose-built and every server is embedded with a Titan chip. These chips have proven extremely difficult to be hacked, providing a secure...