Two new security features for Google Apps

Starting today, domain administrators can require the users in their domain to use 2-step verification. This new feature will help Google Apps for Business, Government and Education customers accelerate their deployment of 2-step verification. 

For businesses that use Microsoft Active Directory® (AD), Google has added new capabilities to synchronize and manage passwords. Businesses can manage password policies (e.g. password strength, reset intervals, etc.) using AD and then synchronize from AD to Google Apps when passwords are changed. Passwords are transmitted hashed and encrypted during synchronization. 

For assistance in the configuration of 2-step verifications policies or with Google Apps Password Sync for Active Directory (GAPS), please contact