Security Shield.

Google's strongest security helps keep your private information safe.

The Advanced Protection Program safeguards users with high visibility and sensitive information from targeted online attacks. New protections are automatically added to defend against today’s wide range of threats.

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Advanced Protection defends against targeted online attacks.

Protects your account from phishing

Gmail blocks over 100 million phishing attempts every day. But sophisticated phishing tactics can trick the most savvy users into giving their sign-in credentials to hackers. Advanced Protection requires you to use a security key to verify your identity and sign in to your Google Account. Unauthorized users won’t be able to sign in without your username and password.

Provides extra protection from harmful downloads

Safe Browsing on Chrome protects 4 billion devices against risky sites, and Advanced Protection performs even more stringent checks before each download. It flags, or even blocks you from downloading, files that may be harmful. Only app installations from verified stores, like Google Play Store and your device manufacturer’s app store, are allowed.

Keeps your personal information secure

When you sign up to new apps or services, you’re often asked to give access to your information in your Google Account, like your contacts, location or Drive. Google Accounts come with built-in protections and check over 1 billion saved passwords for breaches every day. But some attackers can impersonate a legitimate third-party to gain access to information. Advanced Protection allows only Google apps and verified third-party apps to access your Google Account data, and only with your permission.

Advanced Protection at work.

Enroll in minutes.

You can purchase a Google Titan Security Key, or use any FIDO® compliant security key, to enroll. We recommend two – one as your main key, and one as a back-up.

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Defend against attacks with Advanced Protection.

Get Google’s strongest security to protect your data from today’s evolving threats. To learn more, see our most commonly asked questions.

Visit Google’s Safety Center to learn about all of the ways Google is keeping you safer online.