Symantec File Share Encryption

Encrypt files with policy-enforced file encryption for collaborating teams

File Share Encryption allows users to automatically and transparently encrypt individual files and folders on laptops, desktops, and file servers enabling secure sharing of protected documents, spreadsheets, graphics files and more. File Share Encryption provides client-based server encryption that can be managed via Symantec Encryption Management Server to enforce corporate data protection and key management policies.

 

Key Features

  • Allows users to transparently read, write, and share encrypted files across their organization internally and in the cloud.
  • By embedding encryption into the file or folder, it can be moved without losing its protection, ensuring authorized access only by those with appropriate permissions.
  • Role separation is supported by enforcing different permission levels for users, data owners, and administrators.
  • Enables Symantec Encryption Management Server administrators to enforce automatic file encryption based on application type without end-user disruption.

Key Benefits

  • Allows users to easily and transparently share encrypted files and folders, improving data security without impacting user productivity.
  • Enables administrators to provide owner-based content encryption for files and folders on file shares while maintaining control over encryption keys and encryption policies.
  • Leverages existing Encryption Management Server capabilities such as Active Directory support and key management services to reduce the complexity inherent in providing  user-based file server encryption services.

 

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Improved presenting in Hangouts video calls: Present to everyone

Improved presenting in Hangouts video calls

Any participant in a video call can now select a participant to be shown to all other participants’ views. This feature overrides the automatic speaker-driven switching for everyone in the call. For example, if a participant is sharing a desktop view or showing something live, anyone can make that the default view for all, so there is no visual disruption to the meeting.

Anyone presenting in the same room using g.co/present/ will automatically join in “Present to everyone” mode if there are no other presenters.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Help Center

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Classroom now available to Google Apps for Education

Classroom now available to Google Apps for Education

Today we started to open Classroom all Google Apps for Education users helping teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly.

Classroom includes time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student, and also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized. Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn’t completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom.

We’ll be rolling out to more users every day, so if you go to classroom.google.com with your Apps for Education account and don’t have access yet, please check back soon.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Enterprise blog post

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Symantec Gateway Email Encryption

Network-based email encryption with no client software

Gateway Email Encryption provides centrally managed email encryption to secure email communications with customers and partners. With Gateway Email Encryption, organizations can minimize the risk of a data breach and comply with partner and regulatory mandates for information security and privacy.

Key Features

  • Centralizes the creation, enforcement, management and reporting of data protection and encryption policies.
  • Enables automatic encryption and decryption of sensitive email without changing the user experience.
  • Provides multiple, flexible secure delivery options for email, including Encryption Web Email Protection, Encryption PDF Email Protection and standards-based OpenPGP and S/MIME message formats.
  • Delivers central management of encryption keys for email as well as for all Symantec encryption products.

Key Benefits

  • Secures email without burdening users, this improves compliance with policies and regulations without hindering productivity.
  • Ensures all sensitive email can be delivered encrypted regardless of the recipient’s use of encryption. This enhances customer, partner and vendor communication without increasing the cost.
  • Centralizes administration of encryption policies and management to reduce the time required to implement and maintain email protection.

Encryption PDF Email Protection

Encryption PDF Email Protection can automatically secure email messages as they leave the enterprise network according to highly configurable encryption rules. By leveraging the broad adoption of PDF reader software the need for client decryption software is eliminated while email messages are completely protected from the sender to the recipient.

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Symantec Endpoint Encryption Removable Storage Edition

Laptop and notebook security software

Symantec Endpoint Encryption Removable Storage Edition provides policy-controlled encryption of data on removable media and provides organizations with a safe harbor from data breach notification if removable media is lost or stolen. This industry-leading laptop security software allows users to encrypt data according to policy on most any form of removable storage ensuring that users can safely transport and use sensitive data on portable media.

New Features

  • Expanded device controller support: USB 3.0 and eSATA-based removable storage device support provides greater control of removable device encryptions.
  • Integration with Symantec Endpoint DLP: Policy integration with Symantec Endpoint DLP for content-based encryption of removable storage (powered by FlexResponse)* increases the efficiency of data loss prevention by having content-aware DLP policies automatically enforce encryption when sensitive files are copied to removable media.
  • More Granular Control with Device Whitelisting: “Do not encrypt” device white lists allow administrators to exclude specific makes and models of removable storage devices from automatic encryption supporting hybrid environments that utilize both hardware-based self-encrypting removable storage devices and software-based encryption by avoid complexity and double-encryption. Lowers the overhead for administrators by whitelisting specific devices from automatic encryption enforcement (e.g. do not encrypt iPods)
  • User-choice encryption of files: Allows the end-user to modify the automatic encryption policy and choose which files to or not encrypt which lowers the overhead for administrators when specific power users require the ability to modify encryption policies for valid business purposes.
  • Improved end-user password management: The end-user can now set both a default password and session password. Administrators can also control how default passwords are used by end-users. This improves the end-user experience by providing end-users with better options for managing file encryption credentials.

Key Features

  • Share information with authorized users via group keys transparently
  • Manage Active Directory GPO and native policy deployment
  • Share encrypted media/devices with the Removable Storage Access Utility
  • Notebook security software allows you to deliver files with self-extracting archives for one-way distribution (email, ftp, etc.)

Key Benefits

  • Safeguard intellectual property
  • Share encrypted data easily and seamlessly
  • Transparently manage security policies through Active Directory integration
  • Allows recipients to decrypt files without having Symantec Endpoint Encryption client installed
  • Decrypts and encrypts data without an installed client
  • Laptop security software enables access to encrypted data on Windows and Mac computers

 

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Symantec Drive Encryption

Full disk encryption software

Symantec Drive Encryption provides organizations with comprehensive, high performance full disk encryption for all data (user files, swap files, system files, hidden files, etc.) on desktops, laptops, and removable media. This full disk encryption software protects data from unauthorized access, providing strong security for intellectual property, customer, and partner data. Protected systems can be centrally managed by Symantec Encryption Management Server simplifying deployment, policy creation, distribution, and reporting.

Key Features

  • Easy Passphrase and Machine Recovery – Local self-recovery, one-time-use token and other recovery options.
  • Built PGP Strong – High performance, optimized, and strong encryption, built with PGP Hybrid Cryptographic Optimizer (HCO) technology. FIPS 140-2 validated, CAPS-approved, DIPCOG-approved, CC EAL 4+ certification.
  • User-Friendly – Background encryption with throttle capabilities. Fewer passwords to remember with support for Windows single sign-on.

Key Benefits

  • Comprehensive Multi-Platform Coverage – Symantec Drive Encryption provides constant protection across laptops, desktops, and removable media. Compatible with PC, Mac, and Linux environments, Drive Encryption encrypts and decrypts data instantaneously with no disruption to an end-user’s normal workflows.
  • Optional Silent Deployment – To ease rollouts, Drive Encryption can be pushed down by administration with no need for end-user involvement.
  • High Performance – Utilizes AES-NI hardware in Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems for greater performance.
  • Part of a Long-Term Enterprise Security Strategy – Drive Encryption is a key component and building block for many security implementations, providing organizations Safe Harbor should a device be lost or stolen and protection against unauthorized access.

 

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View event support in Google Drive audit logs

Currently, Google Apps Unlimited customers are able to access Drive audit logs using the Reports API and in the ‘Audit’ section of the Admin console reports. The current Drive audit logs include events such as create, upload, edit, rename, move, add to folder, remove from folder, trash, delete and untrash. We are now adding view event support to the Drive audit logs.

View event will cover file views for Google and non-Google file formats. Admins will also be able to filter on view events and combine that with other filtering criteria like document name, user name and timestamp.

 

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:

Help Center

 

Reference by : www.google.com

New version of Google Drive viewer

As part of the new Google Drive, we are updating Drive’s viewer. The new viewer is faster, cleaner and provides easier ways to connect with third-party Drive apps. It also brings a unified viewing experience across Drive content and Gmail attachments. Note that as part of this change we will remove support for adding file-level commenting of non-Google file formats. This change doesn’t impact comments in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, and existing comments on non-Google formats will be retained and available to view.

 

 

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release (rolling out gradually)

For more information:
https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2423485

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New available contacts tab for Hangouts in Gmail

With this launch, we are introducing a new tab to Hangouts in Gmail that shows a list of a person’s contacts sorted by availability, making it easier to see which contacts are currently online.

Available contacts (those with the green circle) will show in an alpha-ordered list first, followed by a second alpha-ordered list of unavailable contacts. Contacts can be hidden or pinned to the top of the contacts list regardless of their availability.

To access the new contacts tab, click on the person icon on the bottom of the Hangouts section.

Release track:

Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

For more information:

Help Center

Reference by: www.google.com

Search delegated contacts

Contacts delegation allows enterprise users to delegate full access to the contacts in their “My Contacts” group without granting access to their mail or anything else in their accounts. This is a common delegation practice between some executive users and their assistants and may be used in any situation where a user wishes to share all of his or her contacts with another user.

To save users time when locating specific delegated contacts, we’ve now added search functionality. Delegates can search delegator contacts by selecting the delegator contact group in the navigation pane, and then searching.

Note that delegator contacts will not show up in the autocomplete drop down, or in searches when the delegator group is not selected.

 

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:

https://support.google.com/a/answer/2590392?hl=en

 

Reference by: www.google.com