Google Apps gets US government certification for security
By SearchCloudComputing.com staff 28-Jul-2010
Google has heralded the US federal certification for encryption and security.
An official Google blog post dated July 26 said that the search company has received Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation from the US government for its Google Apps office productivity suite, including Gmail.
According to the release, Gmail and Calendar data are now located on physically segregated and secured servers within Google's massive IT operations. The data is said to be totally transparent to federal customers, as well as meeting stringent FISMA regulations, which require mind-boggling amounts of paperwork and security implementations.