Google Apps for business which is considered to be one of the best emailing solutions for small as well as large business enterprise receives ISO 27001 Certification after an audit done by Ernst & Young CertifyPoint which lasted for 6months.After being examined by an internationally recognized independent body for information security risks and control, a company receives such certification. The certifying authority has to be assured that a system is in place in order to meet any information security requirements in the future.
As Google Apps is now certified, users are now assured that their business data is fully secured with Google. The data is intact and safe from outside threats. Although the certification is obtained for Google Apps for business but also the users of the standard edition as well as Gmail users will reap the benefit of this security certification as the core technology layer coincide.
This Certification will be very beneficial to IT departments when they pitch for the use of Google Apps for business as an option when a business is planning to adopt a new tool for its emails.
A lot of financial institutions and the public sectors can be a good target for this solution who can take the advantage of Gmail, Google Talk, Google Docs, Google Postini etc.
This step taken by Google proves that the application used by them has the necessary security controls. It may not eliminate security issues completely but users are reassured that there will definitely be a decrease in the number of such security related issues.