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Google Cloud admins can now block computers

Google Cloud admins can now block computers

Google Cloud has endpoint verification. This is a tool that allows network administrators to collect data on devices that connect and access their business networks. As of today, new features have been added to the tool that allow administrators to set access levels for individual devices.

A number of new features have been added to the endpoint verification of the Google Cloud. From now on, network administrators can approve or block devices. In addition, they can determine different levels of access, so that they have precise control over who can or cannot access the Google Cloud. Administrators can also decide whether they need to approve newly registered devices themselves before they can connect to the cloud.

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In a blog post, Google writes that it had already made such mechanisms available to mobile devices that want to connect to the Google Cloud. But because many companies still work from desktops or laptops, Google felt it was very important to expand this additional security line.

Anyone with permission can view a complete inventory of the computers that have access to sensitive data. On the basis of what criterion the administrator wants, he can set who gets that access and specifically also what device gets that. For example, new devices may have more limited access to the networks than devices that have been registered for a long time.

How it works

To set up this extra security, system administrators only need to go to the admin panel. There they can set up which devices can access the network within the Device Manager menu. Once there, it will not only be possible to lay down rules that devices must comply with, but individual devices will also be able to obtain other rights and permissions.

Google has also added a number of menus that bring all options together and provide insight. This makes it clear which devices have not yet been assessed and which devices already have certain permissions.

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