G Suite (earlier known as Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Your Domain)
It was launched on August 28th, 2006.
G Suite consists of Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, and Google+ for communication purposes, Drive for storage, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites for collaboration, and, depending on the plan, an Admin panel and Vault for managing users and the services.
While these services are free to use for consumers, G Suite also consists of enterprise edition which has features such as customized email addresses at a domain (@yourcompany.com), choice for unlimited cloud storage (as per plan and number of members), additional administrative tools, and advanced settings, with a 24/7 phone and email support.
G suite’s data and information is saved automatically and then send to other data centers for backup purposes. Unlike the free, consumer-facing services, G Suite users do not see advertisements while using the services, and information and data in G Suite accounts do not get used for advertisement purposes. Furthermore, G Suite administrators can fine-tune security and privacy settings.
Till January 2017, G Suite had 3 million paying business, and 70 million G Suite for Education users.
Similarities and Differences between G Suite types
The G Suite is divided into 3 types
- G Suite Basic
- G Suite Business
- G Suite Enterprises
Common Features of the 3 types of G Suite
- All three of G Suite types are ads free.
- They can be accessed on any kind of devices (like mobile, tablet, computers)
- Can be worked on without any internet connection too.
- Have the ability to edit Microsoft files.
- Have a centralized Admin control.
- Mobile Device Management ( i.e Administrators can manage business content on both employee and company-owned devices, as well as apply a full range of management settings to keep user and business data safe and secure.)
- 24/7 Support by phone and online.
- 99.9 % Uptime guarantee.
- Security controls for white listing apps.
- Advanced data loss prevention for Gmail and Drive.
- Password monitoring and strength control.
- User-managed security keys.
And many more…
Difference in features of the three G Suite Types
- G Suite basic only allows 30 GB per user of space while it is unlimited in Enterprise and Business edition.
- For G suite Enterprise and Business one can manage, retain, search, and export their organization’s email and on-the-record chats, but not in G Suite Basic.
- Enterprise-grade controls such as data loss prevention, security key enforcement, S/MIME encryption, Gmail integration with third-party archiving tools is only available for enterprise edition of G Suite.
- Advanced Data Loss Prevention for Gmail and Drive is available only with enterprise edition of G Suite.
- The Enterprise Edition of G Suite can Access Gmail logs in BiqQuery to run sophisticated, high-performing custom queries and deep analysis, or build custom dashboards.