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Many New Security Features, Services Added to Google Cloud

April 11, 2019 / Ionut Arghire

Google this week announced a series of tools meant to increase the overall security of Google Cloud and improve customer trust in the service. The new functionality will allow users to gain better visibility into their environments, detect threats and accelerate response and remediation, mitigate data exfiltration risks, ensure a secure software supply chain, and strengthen policy compliance. Building on the Access Transparency service introduced last year and which is now generally available in G Suite Enterprise, Google announced Access Approval for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in December, and is now making it available in beta for Compute Engine, App Engine, Cloud Storage, and other services. Access Transparency was designed to provide visibility into the access that Google Cloud employees had into G Suite data (details on each access and the reason behind it is logged in the G Suite Admin Console). Through Access Approval, users can explicitly approve access to their data or config...