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Google Workspace Client-side Encryption (CSE)

Enhanced encryption for your most sensitive data

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Google Workspace Client-side Encryption (CSE)

Gain complete control over encrypting and decrypting your highly sensitive Google Workspace data with Futurex’s solution for Google Workspace Client-side encryption (CSE). Data is encrypted in your browser, making it indecipherable in transit and in Google’s cloud storage.

Google Drive | Google Docs | Google Sheets | Google Slides 

Total Protection of Sensitive Data in Google Workspace

Have the final say over your cloud data with Google Workspace Client-side encryption. Third parties cannot decrypt your data even when stored in Google’s infrastructure.

Fast Migration to the Cloud

With over a dozen data centers across five continents, Futurex’s solution for Google Workspace Client-side encryption easily fulfills regional data residency requirements to expedite your migration to the cloud.

Unified Platform for All Your Encryption Needs

Easily integrate your Google Workspace Client-side Encryption (CSE) solution into a comprehensive CryptoHub ecosystem. CryptoHub enables your organization to deploy cryptographic processing and key management functionality across all of your applications, services, and network tools.

The Best Choice for Google Workspace Client-Side Encryption (CSE)


Advanced Google Cloud Security

Protect your sensitive data with the highest level of encryption. For enhanced data privacy, automatically encrypt Google Workspace data in your client browser.

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Support for Every Use Case 

Futurex’s CSE solution supports every Google Workspace CSE use case, including advanced features like S/MIME support for Gmail.


Hardware Keys, Enhanced Security

Strengthen your security and compliance posture with Futurex’s FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and PCI PTS HSM v3 validated solutions.


Straight-forward Setup

Enable client-side encryption via Google Workspace Admin Console by adding the service to Google Cloud, configuring your settings, and specifying your identity provider.

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Enterprise-wide Data Protection

Futurex provides a versatile external key service using fully validated HSM and cloud technology. In addition to solutions for Google Workspace CSE, the Futurex CryptoHub offers the following functionality: 

  • Cloud key management 
  • Data protection 
  • Public key infrastructure (PKI) 
  • Certificate authority (CA) 
  • Code signing 
  • Vaultless tokenization

Frequent Asked Questions

What is Google Workspace Client-side Encryption (CSE)?

Google Workspace Client-side encryption (CSE) allows enterprises to encrypt their data before sending it to Google’s servers. Client-side encryption gives customers direct control of encryption keys and makes customer data indecipherable, placing unprecedented power in the user’s hands. Futurex provides the world’s most versatile and secure key management service for encrypting data sent to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

What are Google Workspace Client-side encryption benefits with Futurex?

  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated key management service 
  • Available on-premises or via the cloud 
  • Configurable across organization units 
  • Eliminates risk of host-side data leaks 
  • Enterprise-wide privacy and security 

How do I enable client-side encryption in Google Workspace?

Enable Client-side encryption for Multiple Users via Google Workspace Admin Console as follows: 

  1. Log into the admin console
  2. Select the option to add an external key service (KACLS)
  3. Enter the KACLS server address
  4. Specify organizational units
  5. Configure 3rd party Identity Provider 

What are the Futurex solution details?

Futurex’s natively integrated HSMs offer streamlined deployment and high security, with no 3rd party relationship management needed. 

  • Support for Google Chrome 
  • 256-bit AES keys with monthly rotation 
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated HSM for highest possible security 
  • Deliverable as a 2U network appliance for on-premises use or via Futurex’s VirtuCrypt cloud services 

Is there a Google Workspace Client-side Encryption (CSE) integration guide?

Yes, integration guides for Google Workspace CSE are available for the following applicable devices and services: 

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Enterprise Data Encryption Solutions

Futurex provides HSMs and key management servers that handle encryption, bring-your-own-key (BYOK). Futurex helps enterprise organizations deploy a modern cloud data security environment that complies with the latest standards and regulations.

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