Google For Work Gets Security Upgrade

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Facebook may be preparing to grab some of the workplace market share, but other, more seasoned vets of the space have hardly slowed down in improving their own offerings.

For example, last week, Microsoft announced Skype Document Chat for Office Online, enabling collaboration via Skype.

Google, on Monday, announced new security tools for Google for Work (the new brand, which was recently changed from Google Enterprise).

"As an IT manager, we realize you spend a lot of time managing devices, applications and security settings for everyone at your organization," says Eran Feigenbaum, Director of Security for Google for Work. "To make your job a bit easier, today we’re announcing new security tools to help Google Apps users take more control of their security online."

"A new Devices and Activity dashboard gives your users additional insight over the devices accessing their Google account," Feigenbaum adds. "The page shows a comprehensive view of all devices that have been active on an account in the last 28 days, or are currently signed in. And in case any suspicious activity is noticed, there’s a setting to immediately take steps to secure an account and change a password."

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Google is also launching a security wizard for Google for Work accounts, which guides users through steps they take to turn on or adjust security features.

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