2/4/20 G Suite Roundup: Updates That Matter Most

Google’s developers continue to be hard at work refining G Suite user experiences, making your account more secure, versatile, and intuitive. Read on to learn about this week’s latest developments.

New DLP system for added protection

Data security remains a top priority for G Suite developers. That’s why security breach detection policies have been made simpler to deploy. Through the brand-new Drive DLP (accessed via Admin console > Security > Data Protection), admins can utilize new features including finer detection thresholds, nested condition alerts, and alerts based on volume and risk levels.

In particular, the new DLP incident management dashboard has an improved user interface. Admins may search alerts with filters by using the words “AND,” “OR,” and “NOT” in their query, and can use rules to delegate who receives specific risk alerts and when.

For example, the screenshot below depicts the notification that pre-identified admins would see if a risk was detected via a sharing violation in Drive.

This new system is separate from the legacy DLP system, and admins interested in using these advanced functions can find migration instructions here. This update can be used by G Suite Enterprise and G Suite for Education admins.

New audio options for Hangouts Meet

Previously, audio options were limited to the microphone attached to the device in use for calls in Hangouts Meet. However, an update to this application now allows users to use their phone for audio while using a computer’s camera and web browser. This can be particularly helpful if you are having microphone or speaker issues, or are holding your call in a loud setting.

To use this feature, simply dial the the “Join by phone” number and enter the PIN specified in the meeting details, just as you normally would for calling into a meeting.

As with all dial-in Hangouts Meet options, this feature is available to all G Suite customers in the United States and Canada.

If you have any questions or concerns about these updates, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.