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Google Adds Security Features to G Suite for Education, Launches Enterprise EDU Edition

Google today took the wraps off new security features for its education productivity suite, G Suite for Education, which includes Google Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides and a range of other tools. The new features come at no extra charge for education users. (G Suite for Education is free.) The company also launched G Suite Enterprise for Education.

The new security features include:

  • Security key management and enforcement, requiring a physical key for user accounts and data;
  • Data loss prevention for Drive and Gmail; and
  • Hosted Gmail S/MIME, which allows schools to "digitally sign and encrypt e-mails."

G Suite Enterprise for Education was also announced today. It offers functionality similar to that of G Suite Enterprise for Business, but with a focus on large educational institutions, including colleges and universities and K–12 school districts.

Some of those stand-out features of the Enterprise edition include:

  • Security analytics and other security-related tools;
  • Device management for BYOD environments;
  • Support for up to 50 participants in Hangouts;
  • The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive, plus the ability to dial into meetings; and
  • BigQuery for Gmail logs.

Further details can be found on Google's G Suite for Education portal.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).

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