BetterCloud Brings Google Drive Security & Compliance to Millions of Users

New York, New York (PRWEB) December 11, 2012

BetterCloud, the leading provider of cloud management tools for Google Apps, today released a major new update to its flagship application, FlashPanel. This latest release builds on top of FlashPanels existing Google Drive security features by adding sharing policy compliance, and combined with the applications already robust management tools, gives over 12,000 organizations and 4.9 million users an all-in-one tool for domain management and security needs.

Through the use of notifications and exception requests, this update gives Google Apps administrators the ability to push out compliance to front-line employees and their managers, thereby enabling and empowering every employee to take ownership over their own security.

Highly customizable Google Drive sharing policy compliance features allow you to:

Configure sharing policy per user, org. unit or entire domain
Create policy around who can share what with whom and how (publicly, publicly with a link, externally, within the domain, within the domain with a link)
Prohibit or allow specific domains through black/whitelisting (such as competitors or
Notify manager of policy violation
Notify user of policy violation
Transfer document ownership
Change document editors to view-only

FlashPanels newest features address very common security concerns that cannot be handled natively in Google Apps, said David Politis, BetterClouds Founder and CEO. Based on customer feedback, organizations using Google Apps are looking for one tool to manage and secure their domains. Our newly released granular Google Drive controls, coupled with FlashPanels already powerful management tools, give customers a one stop shop for all domain management needs.

Sharing compliance is particularly useful when administrators or executives suspect the improper dissemination of private company data. Blacklists first prohibit sharing with certain domains, likely that of a competitor, and compliance automatically puts improperly shared items back in line with the policy.

To get the most out of FlashPanels newest features, BetterCloud suggests first creating sharing policies and training users on those policies. Only after users are aware of company guidelines and restrictions, should compliance be enforced.

The latest release of FlashPanel also includes a highly requested user on-boarding feature know as the User Provisioning Workflow, similar to FlashPanels popular User Deprovisioning workflow. The new feature gives administrators the ability to:

Provision user accounts individually or in bulk
Walk through a step-by-step provisioning process to add group memberships, edit contact information, set up standardized email signatures and more

About BetterCloud

BetterCloud is the leading provider of cloud management and security tools for Google Apps. FlashPanel, its flagship product, used by over 12,000 companies and 4.9 million users worldwide, is a directory management and Google Drive security tool that empowers Google Apps administrators by providing added controls, visibility, automation and more. BetterCloud also powers Ask the Gooru, which provides free Google Apps training videos and aims to further the adoption of Google Apps. BetterCloud is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit

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