July 27, 2010
Google Inc released a special version of its Web-based productivity software designed to meet stringent US government security requirements, as the Internet search giant seeks to outmanoeuvre rivals in the race to provide federal and state agencies with new technology.
Google said yesterday it was the first company to offer email, calendaring and other “cloud-based” software products with a special government certification vouching Google’s systems and practices meet hundreds of federally-mandated security controls.
The new version of Google Apps comes as the company continues to work with Los Angeles officials to address security concerns relating to an existing contract to provide city employees with Web-based software.
Google said it was working with the city of to address its evolving security and functionality requirements.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 4:47 am