Gmail is getting the security upgrade that it's always needed

Gmail is getting the security upgrade that it's always needed ...

Google has announced that its email service users will soon benefit from a fresh security feature that should assist prevent data from falling into the wrong hands.

As discussed at Google Cloud Next, the company''s annual cloud computing presentation will feature Gmail and Google Calendar as well as customer-side encryption.

Under this system, data will be encrypted on the end users device before being transmitted to datacenter servers, which means that not even Google will have access to the encryption keys necessary to gain access.

The new feature will be available on Gmail by the end of the year, and to Google Calendar in 2023.

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The addition of security will enable the sender and intended recipient to have written emails that are readable exclusively. It will also prevent anyone from reading messages that may be intercepted in transit.

Google claims to have always used the most recent cryptographic techniques to encrypt data that starts on its servers, to ensure bad faith actors cannot gain access to sensitive information. However, the new technology will give businesses greater control over their encryption keys and the identity management provider who has been able to access these keys.

Regardless of whether or not your location or device, secure environment is a requirement, according to Google in relation to the wide range of security features announced at Cloud Next.

We aim to assist customers in maintaining the confidentiality of their data while simultaneously addressing data sovereignty and compliance concerns.

Up until now, client-side encryption has been available exclusively for Google Meet and Google Docs data, but as a result of the importance of watertight security across the board, Google has now expanded the feature to other areas of the Workspace productivity suite.

Separately, to support this broad objective, Google announced that it is bringing data loss prevention to Chat, allowing admins to develop controls that protect against leaks in real-time, and new data sharing options to Drive that will allow businesses to have more control.