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Armor5 Extends Its 'Zero Touch' Cloud Security to Google Apps for Business

Enterprises Gain 'Last Mile Security' for Google's Cloud-Based Email and Productivity Apps

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/17/14 -- Armor5, creator of Zero-Touch Cloud Security, today announced that it has extended its Zero Touch Cloud Security service to Google Apps for Business™, including Google Gmail™, Google Docs™, Google Drive™ and Google Sheets™. The Armor5 service gives enterprises protection against data leakage, compliance exposures and privacy breaches at the last mile between the cloud and the device -- when employees and contractors bypass perimeter security controls and access cloud-based Google Apps for Business from their devices.

"By 2018, 25% of corporate data traffic will bypass traditional perimeter security defenses (up from 4% today) by flowing directly from mobile devices to the cloud," according to Gartner. The recent Gartner report advises, "As the adoption of cloud computing and mobility accelerates, new revenue opportunities will emerge, together with the need for better service reliability and security. CSP strategists should move quickly on the opportunities and address associated challenges." (Source: Gartner, Predicts 2014: CSPs' Opportunities and Challenges Will Arise From Cloud Computing and Mobility Trends, November 27, 2013)

"The number of companies using Gmail and Google's cloud-based productivity suite for business is increasing at a rapid pace," said Suresh Balasubramanian, CEO of Armor5. "But when mobile users access or download corporate data from these cloud services, companies open themselves up to a new set of security, compliance and privacy risks. The current security approach is like putting a padlock on the front door, but leaving a side window wide open! Armor5 secures the 'last mile' -- the time when users access and/or edit data within third-party cloud services, while using their devices."

With Armor5, employees can instantly open up a secure session on any device or network to access/edit content stored within Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, and Google Sheets, without requiring additional device control software or network configuration changes. Armor5 virtualizes the user's experience and places the security function in the cloud, where it is isolated from the device and the network. The enterprise policy controls are seamlessly extended from the network perimeter to enforce access to cloud services without requiring any additional effort from the enterprise.

With Armor5, data and content never reside on the device - protecting companies against potential data leakage whenever a device is lost, stolen, compromised or when a worker leaves the organization. Employees and contract workers with access to company, employee or customer data in key functions such as accounting, finance, legal and customer management, as well as those that integrate Google Productivity tools with data from applications secured in the Google Apps Marketplace™ also gain "last mile security" and seamless enterprise policy controls from any device.

Armor5's support for Google Apps for Business provides enterprises with data leak prevention and compliance in the cloud, as well as cross-cloud analytics.

  • Eliminates Data Leakage - Instantly prevents data leakage from Google cloud services by dynamically creating a secure cloud session from any device, on any network. No data or content ever hits the device and is not cached, eliminating the need for remote wipes.

  • Extends Corporate Policies to the Cloud - Corporate policies such as time fencing and geo fencing are enforced dynamically, based on existing business rules.

  • Aggregates Cross-Cloud Analytics - A comprehensive view into cloud service usage across multiple public and private cloud services including individual session duration, most frequently used services etc.

When accessing Google Apps for Business, the Armor5 service also preserves employees' privacy as well as the user experience.

  • Protects Employee Privacy - The service is only 'on' when users choose to access corporate apps and data, relieving enterprises of privacy exposure during personal use. Corporations can also avoid privacy breaches resulting from remote wipes, which are unnecessary with Armor5 since data is not resident or cached on the device.

  • Preserves the User Experience - Works with any internet-enabled device using a standard browser, without installs or configuration changes on the device or enterprise DMZ, while operating at a zero performance deficit.

What is Armor5 Zero Touch?

The Armor5 Zero Touch approach requires zero installs or configuration on the device or DMZ, operates with a zero performance deficit, and leaves zero data on mobile devices -- completely eliminating the risk of data loss. This on-demand cloud service uses a unique URL and leverages existing authentication mechanisms to ensure a smooth and instantaneous roll out to the workforce.


Armor5 support for Google Apps is immediately available as part of the Armor5 cloud service. For more information and a free trial, visit: www.armor5.com/enterprises/for-google-apps/.

About Armor5

Armor5, creator of Zero Touch Cloud Security, is a worldwide leader in on-demand cloud services security that gives users instant access to cloud services, corporate apps, data and content on any device, while simultaneously protecting enterprises against data loss, privacy and compliance liabilities. The Armor5 Zero Touch approach requires zero installs or configuration, operates with a zero performance deficit, and leaves zero data on mobile devices - completely eliminating the risk of data loss. Founded in 2012 by former executives from Adobe, Motorola and Yahoo, the company is privately held with patent-pending technology and investment from leading venture capital firms and Citrix Startup Accelerator. For more information, visit www.Armor5.com or follow @armor5Inc.

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