Google adds new security features to Google Apps

Here is some welcome news for Google Apps Business, Government and Education customers: the company has implemented three new security features to protect them from phishing, hacking, and state-sponsored intrusions:

Mail routing, delivery controls and SMTP relay service—Control the flow of information to and from your company with policy-based routing to ensure that company messages are filtered, even if they are sent from third-party or other non-Gmail sources.

Attachment compliance—Protect your business by blocking or rerouting messages based on what is attached to emails, providing controls over what content is sent and received.

TLS Encryption of message content—Prevent eavesdropping and message spoofing through secure encryption and delivery.

The changes were announced on Friday by Amit Singh, President of Google Enterprise, who also added that from now on, Google will not be displaying ads in Google Apps services, and will stop collecting or using data in Google Apps services for advertising purposes.