Email Security for Google Workspace

Email Security for Google Workspace – Integrate Spambrella with Google Workspace. Automated synchronization built specifically for Proofpoint Essentials.

Spambrella is an innovative cloud-based technology with artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning, deep content inspection, and advanced encryption capabilities. Spambrella delivers comprehensive, integrated protection for private data. Our broad set of email threat protection, compliance, and discovery solutions, included, Targeted Attack Protection, Threat Response, Privacy DLP and Encryption, Enterprise Archive, and Governance. All of these services are hugely beneficial to Google Workspace users.

What’s fueling the widespread adoption of Google Workspace in 2024?

Google Workspace boasts over 8 million paying customers, a number that continues to rise. It’s not just the large user base that stands out, but also the impact on productivity.

Top Google Workspace Statistics 2024 (Source: Exploding Topics)

  • Google Workspace has more than 3 billion users
  • Google Apps has a market share of over 50%
  • Nearly 15 million websites use Google Workspace
  • Almost 6 million US websites use Google Workspace
  • Google Drive has more than 2 billion users

That’s around 11x more than nearest-competitor Microsoft Office 365’s 270 million active users.

Google’s email service, Gmail (over 1.5 billion users per month), has around 3x more monthly users than Microsoft Outlook (over 450 million).

From 6 million business customers to its global reach of 190 countries, you’ll get a clear picture of Google Workspace integrations and market dominance. Understanding this scale can help businesses gauge the platform’s reliability and potential for growth.

  • Google Workspace boasts a global network of more than 6 million paying business customers. (Source: MarketSplash)

  • There are more than 8 million customers who pay for the Google Workspace service. (Source: Exploding Topics)

  • Google Workspace is utilized by over 190 countries worldwide. (Source: MarketSplash)

  • Google Workspace commands an impressive market share of 84.95%. (Source: MarketSplash)

  • With a market share of around 50.34%, Google Workspace surpasses Microsoft Office 365, which holds approximately 45.46% of the market. (Source: MarketSplash)

How does Spambrella add value to Google Workspace?

User synchronization with Spambrella/Proofpoint Essentials

Many will know that Proofpoint Essentials does not directly integrate with Google Workspace to sync user directories. Spambrella has developed an industry-first user directory sync for Proofpoint Essentials with Google Workspace. The integration can only be accessed if you are an MSP partner or customer of Spambrella for Proofpoint services. Spambrella continues to innovate with new tools and features to elevate your use of Proofpoint Essentials. Our ability to automate tasks for admins and end-users simplifies and amplifies the user experience.

Can I use the Spambrella Proofpoint Essentials Google Workspace sync via my Distributor?

The Spambrella team is a development and global support partner to Proofpoint. Our Proofpoint distribution (pre and post-sale) is extended to Cloud Marketplaces and some of the largest IT Distributors working with the Proofpoint Essentials service. If you wish to access the Spambrella, Proofpoint Essentials, Google Workspace sync feature, contact your Distributor (if you are a Proofpoint partner). If you are an existing Proofpoint customer, contact your account manager or the Spambrella technical support team for more information. If you are not already a partner/customer of Spambrella for Proofpoint services, migrating your account so you can access the synchronization is a simple process.

Phishing Detection & URL Defense

Google Workspace puts phishing messages with bulk mail and spam into the end users email junk folder which can be accessed through the Google Message Center. This forces the end-users to make split-second security decisions – ‘is this bulk mail that I signed up for or is this a targeted attack?’. Additionally, Spambrella uses advanced machine learning technology to detect phishing messages and perform a unique action on them.

Spam detection, effectiveness and accuracy

Spambrella uses Proofpoint advanced machine learning technology to granularly and more accurately detect spam (unsolicited bulk mail) and solicited bulk mail. This allows administrators to configure policies so that end users have access only to specific types of spam: eg, a quarantine that contains only bulk mail, a quarantine that contains only adult spam, and a quarantine that only contains spam. The efficacy of the service along with its detection rates, are of the highest calibre and considered best of breed within the industry.

Outbound Email Data Loss Prevention

How much time does your organization spend manually creating Google Workspace data loss prevention policies? Or, does your organization require end-users to manually trigger encryption? A recent survey by the Ponemon Institute showed that employees mistakenly send unencrypted confidential information to other recipients outside the workplace on a regular basis (63% of their respondents). It is more than likely time for you to consider a re-evaluation of your compliance policies.

Secure Send Email – Message Encryption

One of Spambrella’s major values for Google Workspace is the addition of user-level policy-based encryption. Spambrella provides controls to administrators to manually apply rules by content or recipient which automates the encryption process on the fly. Smart identifiers (regex) is included within custom filters and can be applied inbound or outbound. The smart identifiers range from financial information (Credit Card number detection) to HIPAA/Healthcare identifiers. For the EU market Google Workspace users can make use of the GDPR smart filters.

Further reading:

External – 120 Google Workspace Stats 2024

Anti-Phishing Protection

Sandboxing URLs and Attachments

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Related Case Studies

The service is great at filtering bad email as well as junk email out while allowing clean email though. I have used a few other options over the years and this is the best I have found. Clients sometimes have trouble configuring their settings to how they want it to be. Or tag emails as approved when they shouldn't and need IT interaction to resolve. Maybe just ease of use or having a more clear way for clients to resolve basics on their own.

Brian M., Review via Gartner Capterra

I found spambrella to be easy to set up and has dramatically reduced the number of spam emails hitting our inboxes. It was easy to 'train' the software to release any genuine emails that were caught or add any spam that was not picked up.

Within a couple of weeks of use virtually no spam arrived to our mailboxes. Spam and phishing emails are a growing problem for everyone I'm sure. I now get a very low incidence of spam.

David F., Review via Gartner Capterra

Robust, versatile, and reliable...
The reliability of the service and the level of protection that it provides. My spam levels immediately dropped to near zero.

There are almost no false positives. And I'm easily able to customize the level of protection with whitelists, blacklists, and sensitivity settings. I'm also a big fan of the antivirus and URL scanning features.

Verified Reviewer, Review via Gartner Capterra

Easy to onboard my customers from another spam filtering system. Very fast and haven't had any downtime in the 9 months since I have moved to Spambrella. When I have had to use support, responses where quick. I had to move all my customers from another filtering system with little notice. After I moved my customers I realised how bad the old solution I used was. Contact with Sales and Support always been professional

Allen B., Review via Gartner Capterra

Used the software for: 2+ years - 5/5 Overall
With an ever overloaded department, and with cybersecurity skills shortage getting worse securing the I.T infrastructure.

Offloading the task of e-mail filtering to Spambrella has dramatically helped in the department's performance. The only drawback in our case is that the service is hosted outside of our territory and thus out of the legal jurisdiction.

John P., Review via Gartner Capterra

It doesn't require an arcane knowledge to set the Spam filtering up, the guides are straight to the point and support staff are very helpful. Functionality wise, in short: we do not get spammed. Thanks to Spambrella.

Archiving wise, the new solution is easy to use, searches well and fast and is by far the cheapest we could find at the time. Ten year retention rocks!

Verified Reviewer, Review via Gartner Capterra

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