With a compatible Google Apps Unlimited license, admins can now collect Mobile Audits from iOS and Android devices that are managed by Google Apps.
Activities recorded by these Mobile Audits include:
The goal of these Audits is to keep Apps Admins better-informed about what's going on with a device. Google poses the example of someone making failed attempts to log into a device or changing its serial number. The Apps Admin will be able to block the device, rendering it entirely unusuable, instead of just wiping it, which would allow the thief to start using the device, albeit without any of the old data. With these Mobile Audits, Admins can better secure their devices.
Google's Data Loss Prevention program is a key focus in their Apps package, as businesses and enterprises typically can't afford to lose vital personal information. For Google Apps users with compatible Unlimited licenses, DLP for Gmail has been updated with new Personally Identifiable Information detectors. These include passport numbers for most countries, as well as CURP codes for Mexico. Other things that can be saved with PII include social security numbers, driver's license numbers, CUSIP codes, Taxpayer Identification Numbers and more, depending on your country.
With better PII detectors, Google hopes to protect your valuable data from being lost in case of accidental deletion or system failure.
If you and your business operates in or around the Austin, Texas area, you can contact us here at Coolhead Tech for a free consultation. We can help you with Apps and RingCentral installations, large network deployments and more.
In this article, we only covered two new security features for the Admin Console. To learn more about the May update to the Google Apps suite, head over to our blog for more of our posts explaining the new features and fixes for admins and users alike. You can learn more about Google Apps in general and other cloud-powered work solutions like RingCentral there, too.