Google for Work is announcing Data Loss Prevention for Gmail account to add another layer of protection and forbid users from sharing information they are not suppose to. The company has been announced this feature on Wednesday (09th December 2015).
Where more number of Google app users are able to set up this DLP (Data Loss Prevention) policy, which will naturally control all outgoing emails and attachments, to block emails from being sent that enclose hypersensitive data’s.
For example, if a company has a policy preventing sales section from sharing consumers credit card data with vendors, a DLP policy will automatically analysis outgoing emails from sales and take action depend upon what the admin has stated.
Google has been keeping on updates around security since and establishing security keys to make 2-step verification even more convenient and the loud security scanners for Google cloud developers. They rebranded its enterprise suite of tools as Google for work previous year.
They are working towards offering DLP to Google drive next year, along with rule based security scheme. Gmail DLP is the first step in a long-term investment to deliver rule-based security across Google apps.