Nylas Announces First-Ever Program to Simplify the Google OAuth Verification Process and Security Assessment for Developers

Our partnership with Leviathan Security Group will provide a low-cost, streamlined certification process for any application that accesses Gmail data.

Gleb Polyakov | September 15, 2020

Today, we are proud to announce a strategic partnership with Leviathan Security Group, a leading Information Security and Risk Management consulting firm. Together, we will be able to provide developers around the world with a simplified certification process for any application that accesses Gmail data. 

Nylas’ Express Security Review offers Leviathan Security Group’s expert services at the lowest available rates and with priority, white-glove service for applications subject to Google’s OAuth mandatory verification process and security assessment. These services include end-to-end security evaluations and high-end penetration tests that mimic the work of sophisticated attackers to ensure applications that integrate with Gmail data are fully-compliant with Google’s security policies.

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Nylas & Leviathan Security Group: The Backstory

 In 2019, Google modified their security policies to require a step-by-step verification and annual assessment for developers accessing certain types of user data (what Google defines as “restricted scopes“) via the Gmail API. Average cost estimates have historically spanned  from $15,000 to $75,000 USD. We’ve heard from our customers that this process can take anywhere from a few weeks to multiple months, depending on the complexity of the application that is being assessed.

This is why we’ve partnered with Leviathan Security Group to create the Express Security Review. This one-of-a-kind program  guarantees companies the lowest possible rates without sacrificing quality. What do we mean by quality? We’re not talking just patches, point-in-time fixes, or box-checking exercises. With Leviathan Security Group’s unique integrated Risk Management and Information Security solutions, developers will improve the processes that lead to any issue and be able to take the next steps in their evolution to avoid future security risks.  

The Path Forward for Developers

Every application is unique and deserves to be reviewed with depth and rigor. So while we can’t guarantee a specific cost for every application that is submitted, we can guarantee the lowest possible costs while dramatically simplifying the process of getting their integrations certified. This means the average customer will pay no more than the $15,000 minimum, while also receiving priority processing and support from security experts that have expertise in supporting the world’s top enterprise companies.

As a leading provider of universal communications APIs that allow developers to quickly and securely connect their applications to every email, calendar, or contacts provider, we are excited to offer a turn-key solution that marries both software solutions via the Nylas platform and Leviathan’s industry-leading services to support the innovations of developers around the globe. Together, we can now remove the friction developers experience in launching software integrations and in turn decrease the time-to-market for the critical communications features that power modern customer engagement and productivity products.

If you are a developer that needs help, please contact our team of platform specialists to get started with the Express Security Review. 

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Gleb Polyakov

Gleb is the CEO of Nylas. He studied physics at Georgia Tech. He worked in finance and founded an IoT coffee company, and he loves chess, motorcycles, and space.