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11/25/2014
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Google Apps Gets New Enterprise Security Features

Google for Work users can access a Devices and Activity dashboard to spot suspicious logins and a new security wizard to help navigate security settings.
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Michelle
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Michelle,
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12/1/2014 | 10:01:44 PM
Vanilla Gmail
I'm happy to see this additional layer of security. I want to see the feature added to the rest of the Google ecosystem as well.
H@mmy
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11/30/2014 | 3:47:55 PM
Re: Yes, enterprise-oriented features
I think its a much needed feature finally here. I hope this will add to enterprise security in positive way.
asksqn
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11/29/2014 | 12:59:57 PM
Same Old
The ability to see what accessed your gmail account has been around quite awhile - the user just needed to be aware of the IP address of his various devices. The new dashboard has replaced the logged in IP address with the name of the OS, instead.  
nomii
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11/27/2014 | 1:34:39 AM
Re: Yes, enterprise-oriented features
@Charlie: I think the security of Google platform is always customizable for the enterprises due to their open source model. But the might have lesser control on the app placed on the app store of Google. So to address this risk for the enterprises, Google has come up with the solution to not only publicize his security but to gain the trust of the people affected from apple hacking stories.
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11/26/2014 | 2:31:56 PM
Re: Yes, enterprise-oriented features
Could very well be, but it could also be that they are slowly dipping into the MDM arena, which we have seen has already a lot of strong players.  That being said, if Google is able to figure out how to build in some forms of security like this, it might be a great way to push into the enterprise space fully, especially if companies are leveraging BYOD.  The more flexibility that comes with supporting some form of basic enterprise security is a great way to get enterprises to look at Google as a platform, not just a mobile portal.
Thomas Claburn
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11/25/2014 | 5:38:55 PM
Re: Yes, enterprise-oriented features
I suspect it has to do with Google's more focused approach on the enterprise. In the past, it was more organic, with adoption by departments for collaboration. Now there's more of an effort to win companies at a higher level.
Charlie Babcock
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11/25/2014 | 5:23:52 PM
Yes, enterprise-oriented features
These are good, enterprise-oriented features to add. The mystery to me is why, at this late date, are they finally finding their way into Google Apps for Work? Google prides itself on hiring only the best people, but I've wondered why those people had so much trouble understanding the needs of the enterprise. Maybe it found a few who do.
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