Financial Times (FT) is one of the world’s leading business news and information organizations, recognized for their authority, integrity, and accuracy. The FT family comprises of the FT newspaper and, Financial Publishing, FT Chinese, Medley Global Advisors (MGA), and FT Labs. The organization provides unrivaled global coverage via a network of over 600 journalists based in cities across the world.

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The Challenge

A global organization with close to 2,000 employees and over 600 journalists worldwide, the Financial Times chose Google Apps primarily for its messaging capabilities, and over time also started using Google Apps for collaboration.

With the adoption of Google Apps and data being created and collaborated on in the cloud, the IT team is tasked with establishing Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) for data stored in the cloud and ensuring that sensitive corporate and personal information is not exposed or lost.

With CloudLock we ensure that data subject to compliance is not exposed or lost.

Aldridge Fisher, Google Programme Manager at Financial Times

The Solution

CloudLock's DLP solution lets enterprises extend their data security controls to the cloud, allowing them to fully adopt the Google Apps collaboration suite. Using CloudLock the Financial Times extended security to the cloud to comply with regulations such as payment card industry (PCI) DSS, ensuring credit card and other sensitive information was not exposed or lost.


CloudLock gives the Financial Times effective tools to monitor the security of its Google Documents and Sites. It enables automatic security through features like monitoring and alerting as well as a content-aware security policy engine.

CloudLock's Transfer Ownership lets domain administrators and authorized users like those in helpdesk-dedicated roles perform data migration in bulk from one user to another. With CloudLock, designated administrators can select all or some documents to be transferred, with all actions recorded in an immutable audit log.

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