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Security Overview

Understand how Salesforce security works and what tools are available to protect your organization and its data.

Salesforce is built with security to protect your data and applications. You can also implement your own security scheme to reflect the structure and needs of your organization. Protecting your data is a joint responsibility between you and Salesforce. The Salesforce security features enable you to empower your users to do their jobs safely and efficiently.

Salesforce limits exposure of data to the users that act on it. Implement security controls that you think are appropriate for the sensitivity of your data. Your data is protected from unauthorized access from outside your company. Also safeguard it from inappropriate usage by your users.

The Security Implementation Guide is divided into chapters to help you set up security from beginning to end. Please read each section and follow the steps in order to ensure that you make appropriate decisions about all the security settings that are available to you.