A new edition of G Suite for Education knowna as “G Suite Enterprise for Education,” was launched in January with enterprise-grade features designed for large institutions and education is generally available to all educational institutions in the United States on Wednesday.
Google said, it will be coming to more countries soon and brings in some additional new tools, such as Drive Data Loss Prevention (DLP), security key management and enforcement, and Gmail S/MIME.
These features will start rolling out to all G Suite for Education users over the next few months.
In additional, G Suite for Education, a suite of tools will remain free for schools and will also bring additional new features at no additional cost. Following new security features are added to this version and include:
Admins can expect increased security and greater controls with new tools that are being made available over the next few months to the free version of G Suite for Education:
- Gmail and DLP checks sensitive content like personal student information or preset keywords, and alerts admins to let them prohibit users from sharing sensitive content outside their institutions.
- Hosted Gmail S/MIME tool let institutions digitally sign and encrypt emails as well as it also adds verifiable account-level signatures authentication to better protect against email spoofing.
- Security key management and enforcement offers an additional layer of security for user accounts requiring them to use physical keys that use cryptography as a part of 2-step verification when signing into G Suite.
- Admins now have an ability to control session length for Google services, like Gmail and Drive, so the users accessing them will be automatically logged out after the specified time. In addition, admins can apply different web session duration settings to different groups.
That’s not all, Google also has release some new Enterprise-grade tools for educational institutions. Here’s what users can expect:
Security Center in G Suite Enterprise for Education gives IT departments insights into how data may be exposed with external file sharing, phishing messages targeting users, access to metrics demonstrating organization’s security effectiveness.
Advanced Mobile Device Management (MDM) let admins customized rules, like approving Android devices at the start of a new school year in their domain for automated mobile device management. Once the rules are in place, pre-specified events trigger actions, such as sending notification emails to administrators, blocking or approving a device, or even wiping account data from devices if its lost by a student.
And with Mobile Audit, admins can see a report of device activities, including device policy compliance.
In this screen shot you can see MDM dashboard:
Google is also bringing a machine intelligence-powered unified search experience across G Suite with Cloud Search coming to G Suite Enterprise for Education.
This tool by searching through everything brings down time spend on searching information, so educators and students can stay on top of schedules, documents and emails, It can even suggest files that need attention.
Gmail logs integration with BigQuery makes it easier for institutions to run sophisticated custom queries, conduct deep analysis and build custom dashboards. Administrators to analyze the logs and unlock insights to help they run their organizations.
Additional advanced capabilities in Hangouts Meet allows meetings with up to 50 participants and recordings can be saved in Google Drive. Also, the U.S. dial-in feature is now available to all business and education customers, so users can join meetings via phone from anywhere without worrying about Wi-Fi connections.
In addition, Meet dial-in is also now available in dozens of countries.
In order to get G Suite Enterprise for Education, head over to this Help Center to learn more about pricing, renewals, and features for this edition.
Additionally, you can fill out this interest form to get help in selecting the edition for your institution.