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Google Workspace Security Alliance expands to include Netskope and Zscaler

June 11, 2024
Andy Wen

Senior Director, Product Management, Workspace

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The transition to hybrid and remote work has ushered in a new era of productivity and flexibility for many business and public sector organizations. But this shift has also exposed growing and emerging security threats, such as unauthorized account access, disruptive ransomware attacks, and the loss of sensitive information. These threats create significant operational, financial, legal, and reputational risks. We built Google Workspace with these threats in mind with its cloud-only architecture running on Google’s secure-by-design and reliable infrastructure, AI-powered threat defenses, and advanced data security and sovereignty controls. That’s why Gmail automatically blocks more than 99.9% of spam, phishing attempts, and malware from reaching your inbox, and Workspace customers can reduce their email security incidents and insurance premiums by as much as 50%

With security, however, the job is never done. We know that organizations want choice and flexibility in augmenting Workspace with the best-of-breed security solutions that are most suited to their needs. This is why, together with our trusted partners, we developed the Workspace Security Alliance, which makes it simple and more cost effective to integrate Workspace with industry-leading cybersecurity solutions. Today, we’re excited to announce Netskope and Zscaler have joined the alliance to offer additional layers of data security and protection for Workspace customers, including:

  • Inline and API-based Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for all Workspace apps, including Google Drive, Sheets, Slides, Docs, Gmail, Meet, and Calendar.

  • Tenant restrictions and granular, Workspace-instance control that help keep work and personal data separate. This provides workers with different levels of access to personal Gmail vs work Gmail accounts. 

  • Integration with the Drive Labels API, which allows users to apply a label to a file for classification, security, and data protection purposes.

Netskope and Zscaler join the alliance of leading security providers, including Palo Alto Networks, CrowdStrike, Okta, Jumpcloud, and Thales.

Google Workspace Security Alliance partners

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Workspace, as we build on our deep integrations that have been protecting Workspace customers for years. Together with Workspace, Netskope helps defend your business against security threats and data loss while delivering a phenomenal end-user experience.” — Andy Horwitz, Vice President of Business Development and Technology Alliances, Netskope

“As a pioneer in zero trust security, the Zscaler cloud-native platform makes both deployment and protection of Google Workspace easy. We are happy to be part of the security alliance with Workspace. IT teams and security professionals are looking for flexible solutions - Workspace offers that with its strategic partnerships.” — Raveesh Chugh, Global Vice President of Hyperscaler Partnerships, Zscaler

Security has long been one of the key reasons why organizations choose Workspace. This is why we are committed to offering more choice by providing organizations the ability to augment purpose-built security tools from our ecosystem of trusted cybersecurity partners. Now, with the addition of Zscaler and Netskope, customers have even more options to reduce risks, safeguard their data, and protect their organizations with Workspace.

Learn more about our structurally different approach to security to take the next step toward safer work.

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