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Google points out to the US government ‘Microsoft’s security flaws’ and says it can help

Google publishes a white paper on Microsoft’s security problems to the US government. Offers discounts to government agencies and companies… Read more
Google has released a whitepaper highlighting Microsoft’s latest security vulnerabilities. In this report, the search giant assessed the Windows parent company’s cybersecurity flaws that recently became public and shared them with the US government. The company may also have suggested to Microsoft’s government and enterprise customers that switching to Google Workspace could help them.

The company has also reportedly offered discounts to government agencies willing to switch to the company’s collaboration suite. Google wants to use this white paper to entice business and government customers to use its productivity software instead of Microsoft Office, which they say is insecure.

In the white paper (seen by Bloomberg), Google said: “The repeated security challenges with Microsoft required a better alternative for both businesses and public sector organizations. We believe Google Workspace offers a more secure alternative, with a proven track record of technical excellence, deep investments in advanced defenses, and a transparent culture that views providing security for customers as a deep responsibility.”

What Google offers government agencies and business customers
According to a report from Bloomberg, government agencies that move 500 or more users to Google Workspace Enterprise Plus for three years will get one year free. In an interview, Workspace senior director of product management Andy Wen said these agencies will also be eligible for a “significant discount” for the remainder of the contract.


According to the report, the Alphabet-owned company is also offering 18 months free to business customers who sign a three-year contract. The company will also likely offer a significant discount afterward, along with its incident response services from Google’s Mandiant security business. All customers will also receive free counseling services to help them make the switch.

The US Cyber ​​Safety Review Board recently released a report showing Microsoft’s failure to prevent China-linked hackers from breaking into the email accounts of US officials by 2023. The report calls on the company to implement urgent reforms as it faces its biggest security challenge in more than two decades.
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