Google’s strongest security for those who need it most

The Advanced Protection Program safeguards the personal Google Accounts of those most at risk of targeted attacks—like journalists, activists, business leaders, and political campaign teams.

Google’s strongest security for those who need it most

Protecting you from targeted online attacks.

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Get the strongest phishing protection with a physical Security Key.

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Safeguard your emails and files by limiting access from non-Google services.

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Block fraudulent account access with extra steps to verify it’s you.

The strongest defense against phishing

The strongest defense against phishing

Phishing is one of the most common techniques hackers use to gain access to your account or personal information. For example, phishing emails or fake sign-in pages could trick you into revealing critical information, like your password.

To provide the strongest defense against phishing, Advanced Protection goes beyond traditional 2-Step Verification. You will need to sign into your account with a password and a physical Security Key. Other authentication factors, like codes sent via SMS or the Google Authenticator app, will no longer work.

Limit data access to trusted apps

Limit data access to trusted apps

When you sign up for new apps or services, you are sometimes asked for access to your data, like your emails or documents. By giving permission, you might introduce vulnerabilities that could be used to access your personal data. For example, an app you trust could be exploited or impersonated.

To protect you from this threat, Advanced Protection will automatically limit third-party apps from accessing your most sensitive data – your emails and your Drive files. This tightened security means:

Accessing Gmail & Drive
Third-party apps that want access to Gmail or Drive will no longer have permission. For secure access, you will need to use the Gmail app or Inbox by Gmail.

Google services on the web
You will only be able to use the Chrome browser to access signed-in services like Gmail or Photos.

iOS Support
Apple Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps do not currently support Security Keys and will not be able to access your Google data. Instead, you can use the Gmail, Inbox, or Google calendar apps on iOS.
Block fraudulent account access

Block fraudulent account access

A common way that hackers try to gain access to your account is by impersonating you and pretending they have been locked out of your account.

To provide you with the strongest safeguards against this type of fraudulent account access, Advanced Protection adds extra steps to verify your identity. If you ever lose access to your account and both of your Security Keys, these added verification requirements will take a few days to restore access to your account.

Get started with the Advanced Protection Program now

Get started with the Advanced Protection Program now

We’ll walk you through how to purchase your 2 Security Keys, register them, and enroll in the program.

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The Advanced Protection Program will proactively add new security features to stay a step ahead of hackers. We’ll let you know when new features are added.

Not ready for Advanced Protection? You can still take steps to make your account safer by turning on 2-Step Verification.

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