Protected around the clock and monitored by a dedicated security team, the data facilities are held to extremely high standards of scrutiny every moment of the day.
Google Apps is designed to provide you with a secure and reliable platform for your data, bringing you the latest technologies and some of the best practices in the industry for datacenter management, network application security, and data integrity.
Three main components ensure the reliability of Google's security practices:
1. People – Google employs a full-time information security team including some of the world's foremost experts in information, application, and network security. This team is responsible for the company's perimeter defense systems, security review processes, and customized security infrastructure, as well as for developing, documenting, and implementing Google's security policies and standards.
2. Process – Security is part of Google's DNA, built into each application from day one. Google applications go through multiple security reviews as part of the Secure Code development process. The application development environment is closely restricted and carefully monitored to maximize security. External security audits are also regularly conducted to provide additional assurance.
3. Technology – To reduce exploit risks, each Google server is custom-built with only the necessary software components, and the homogeneous server architecture enables rapid updates and configuration changes across the entire network when necessary. Data is replicated in multiple data centers for redundancy and consistent availability.