Guide to Gmail Protection

How to Encrypt Messages and Attachments for Enhanced Control and Privacy

Published March 2021


The corporate inbox stores everything from invaluable intellectual property to highly confidential executive memos. It also represents a gold mine for hackers and crucial vulnerability for careless employees. That’s why your security strategy must include comprehensive email encryption to shield your organization’s most sensitive data.

This guide explains the factors driving the need for multi-layered email encryption. In addition to walking you through Google’s native security features, it also orients you to the benefits of data-centric encryption.

You'll also discover the enhanced security features—such as revoking access to messages, disabling forwarding, and warning users before sending sensitive data—available through Virtru, Google’s recommended encryption solution.

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