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Basic services and features

Some editions might not have every feature of a basic service. For example, all editions include Gmail, but S/MIME encryption in email messages is only available in G Suite Enterprise.

See all the tables below for exact differences.

  G Suite Enterprise G Suite Business G Suite Basic
Messaging: Gmail, Calendar, Contacts
Storage and collaboration: Drive, Docs, Hangouts
Web forums and shared inboxes: Groups for Business
Domain-wide mail and document search, email retention: Vault ✘*
Other Google services: Blogger, YouTube, and more
Unified search and assist for content in various G Suite services: Cloud Search **

* Google Vault is available with G Suite Basic as a paid add-on.

** Google Cloud Search is not available in G Suite for Education.

Usage and support

  G Suite Enterprise G Suite Business G Suite Basic
Maximum number of users Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Email, document, photo storage per user Unlimited * Unlimited * 30 GB
99.9% uptime guarantee
24/7 phone support
Priority email support
Video conferencing

* Accounts with 4 or fewer users get 1 TB per user.

Security and business controls

  G Suite Enterprise G Suite Business G Suite Basic
Password monitoring and strength control
2-step verification
Single Sign On (SSO)
Enforced SSL connections
User-managed security keys
OAuth apps whitelisting
Domain-wide admin managed security keys
Mobile device management *
Company-owned Android device management **
Mobile audit **
Advanced Drive auditing and reports
Advanced Drive administrator controls
Device management rules **
Drive data loss prevention ***
Gmail data loss prevention (see note below)
Gmail log search in BigQuery
Gmail integration with third-party archiving tools
Security key management
S/MIME encryption for email
Maximum number auto provisioning applications  **** Unlimited Unlimited 3

* Some mobile device management features (such as company-owned devices) aren't available in G Suite for Education.

** Not available in G Suite for Education.

*** As of Jan 31, 2017, Gmail data loss prevention (DLP) is available only with G Suite Enterprise. Customers who are licensed with G Suite Business on Mar 31, 2017 can continue to use Gmail DLP until Jan 31, 2020, provided they continuously renew their G Suite Business license during that time period.​

**** If you have more than 3 automated user provisioning applications and want to downgrade to G Suite Basic, you must first remove automated user provisioning from all but 3 applications.

Your company brand

  G Suite Enterprise G Suite Business G Suite Basic
Your custom email address
Your www address in Google Sites (
Ad-free experience
Addresses at multiple domains

Enterprise-class meetings

  G Suite Enterprise G Suite Business G Suite Basic
Instant access from mobile device
Easy guest access with link
Dial-in access to meetings
Larger meetings (up to 50 end points)

Contacts, lists, and groups

  G Suite Enterprise G Suite Business G Suite Basic
Mailing lists (admin controlled)
Mailing lists (user controlled)
Global directory (internal contacts)
Global directory (external contacts)
Forums and collaborative inboxes

Access options

  G Suite Enterprise G Suite Business G Suite Basic
Supported browsers
Mobile phones and tablets
Offline mail and Docs editors
IMAP and POP mail support
Microsoft® Outlook®support

Migration services

  G Suite Enterprise G Suite Business G Suite Basic
Migration tools and services
Mail, contacts and calendar migration from Exchange®, IBM® Notes®, and other webmail hosts
Email import from webmail host
Multi-user import from Exchange
Multi-user import from IBM Notes

Enterprise sync options

  G Suite Enterprise G Suite Business G Suite Basic
Sync user data with your LDAP server
Use Exchange Calendar with G Suite
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