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Google Cloud named a leader in the Forrester Wave: Data Security Portfolio Vendors, Q2 2019 report

June 11, 2019
Michael Aiello

Director, Product Management, Security and Privacy

Reena Nadkarni

Group Product Manager, Security & Enterprise Applications

Today, we’re honored to share that Google Cloud was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Data Security Portfolio Vendors, Q2 2019 report. The report evaluates a vendor's portfolio of offerings specific to data security and includes both cloud and on-premise offerings. Of the 13 vendors evaluated, Google Cloud scored highest in the Strategy category.

Making data security easier and scalable for enterprises
The report notes that Google Cloud customers appreciate our ease of deployment and the scalability of our capabilities. This includes services like Cloud Data Loss Prevention (DLP) that help you discover, classify, and redact sensitive data across your organization. We also continue to work to provide easy-to-adopt ways for our customers to increase visibility into data use, sharing, and protection in their cloud environments. This includes Cloud Security Command Center for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Security Center for G Suite, products that help to surface actionable security insights.

Security at the heart of Google Cloud
The report recognizes that we put security at the center of our strategy at Google Cloud. We’ve written at length in the past about our belief that if you put security first, all else will follow. And we are explicit in our commitment to our Cloud customers: you own your data, and we put you in control.

The report also recognizes Google’s strengths around access control granularity when it comes to supporting a “Zero Trust” approach via our BeyondCorp model and Context-Aware Access solutions.

To learn more about how Forrester evaluates Google Cloud’s data security portfolio, you can download a complimentary copy of the report here.


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