Google Apps for Business has earned ISO 27001 certification, one of the most widely recognised, internationally accepted independent security standards.

Google has announced it has been awarded ISO 27001 certification for the systems, technology, processes and data centers serving Google Apps for Business. Compliance with the ISO standard was certified by Ernst & Young CertifyPoint, an ISO certification body accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council, a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). Certificates issued by Ernst & Young CertifyPoint are recognized as valid certificates in all countries with an IAF member.

Security has become a major reason businesses are moving to the cloud. Businesses are beginning to realise that companies like Google can invest in security at a scale that’s difficult for them to achieve on their own. For more information on the security of Google Apps, take a look at our blog post¬†Top 10 reasons to trust Google with your data and our page on Google Apps Data Security and Privacy page.