Moving your data services to the cloud is a big decision – you’re putting your company’s data assets in a 3rd party’s hands and trusting that they’ll be protected. While cloud services are in general significantly more data-secure than your average on-premise server, it can be difficult for businesses new to the cloud to fully understand why. Google cloud security has a commitment not just to best-in-industry security but to full transparency about their best practices so that you, the customer, can fully understand how your data is being protected. Here we take a deeper look at just how Google cloud security works to keep your data assets safe.
Google fully understands the diverse needs of industries throughout the world – they currently serve over 5 million business clients worldwide with a wide range of regulatory needs. Different industries means different compliance standards and Google cloud security is here to bring your business a customized solution that fits your exact needs. They’re able to do this because of their industry-leading knowledge of all things technological as well as their massive scale and resource set. Google has spent years developing a highly advanced, security-focused infrastructure in order to keep your data safe.
With Google cloud security you own your own data – not Google. They never sell your data or company information to 3rd parties, use your data for advertising purposes, and will never access your data outside of fulfilling their contractual obligations to you. They will delete all record of your data within 180 days of your own deletion from the system and provide comprehensive tools which make it easy for you to take your data with you should you choose to stop using Google Cloud services altogether. Google cloud security also allows for quite a bit of customization by your company’s administrator. You can adjust permissions and privacy settings for your user profiles and document-sharing capabilities, as well as restrict user access to documents created externally.
How exactly does Google create this environment of best-in-class security? They employ over 400 full-time employees specifically assigned to data protection including some the world’s top experts in the field. They are able to invest millions of dollars into ensuring that security remains a top priority and that it is baked into the development of all future projects. This is the primary reason why the cloud is so much more secure than an on-premise or internally-managed and maintained server – nearly unlimited resources. Google cloud security is able to employ custom-built hardware which has been optimized over decades to be secure and reliable. Google’s data centers are spread throughout the world – their systems contain redundancy after redundancy to keep you up and running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with no scheduled downtime. What’s even more important is that Google’s systems are consistently being scrutinized by privacy and security experts across the globe for vulnerabilities and that Google is committed to continually strengthening their data security and services going forward.
Transitioning your company’s data to the cloud may feel frightening but Google is a company you can trust to keep your assets safe. Their commitment to transparency and to top notch security means you can rest easy in their hands. Making the switch can be a complex and daunting process but once completed your business will get a boost – not just in security but in productivity as well. If you’d like to read more about the success stories of businesses switching to Google Cloud services, check out this article or reach out to us anytime for a free consultation.