This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.X

BeyondTrust launches Google Apps assessment tool

Share this article:
Google to release revised privacy policy in March
Google to release revised privacy policy in March

A free tool to audit Google applications and track and report on changes within them has been released by BeyondTrust.

It said that its PowerBroker Auditor for Google Apps, available for free to the BeyondTrust user community, was developed to ease the burdens associated with auditing these commonly used web applications for proper usage and compliance.

The company said that PowerBroker Auditor for Google Apps allows administrators to track and report on a wide range of changes, including: users, groups, roles, email, calendar, chat and mobile.

This can retrieve live events for immediate review, or collect them on a desired schedule and save them in a database for historical reporting. Key user and event types can be filtered and reports can be exported to Excel, PDF and Word for further filtering, sorting and sharing, according to the company.

Brad Hibbert, executive vice president of product strategy and operations at BeyondTrust, said: “While Google Apps is a great productivity suite for organisations, it's become a bit of a compliance headache for IT admins who are already resource-constrained by the need to prove on-going compliance to critical government regulations.

“Our goal at BeyondTrust is to give customers the visibility and controls necessary to reduce their IT security risks, while at the same time simplifying their compliance reporting. PowerBroker Auditor for Google Apps is doing just that.”

Share this article:

SC webcasts on demand

This is how to secure data in the cloud


Exclusive video webcast & Q&A sponsored by Vormetric


As enterprises look to take advantage of the cloud, they need to understand the importance of safeguarding their confidential and sensitive data in cloud environments. With the appropriate security safeguards, such as fine-grained access policies, a move to the cloud is as, or more, secure than an on-premise data storage.


View the webcast here to find out more

More in News

WhatsApp flaw leaves users open to spying

WhatsApp flaw leaves users open to spying

Global messaging service WhatsApp, now part of Facebook, has owned up to a security flaw which leaves it open to man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks.

Data breach discovery takes 'weeks or months'

Data breach discovery takes 'weeks or months'

A new report confirms what's long been feared - businesses take too long to recognise and react to a data breach.

HMRC plan to share taxpayers' data attacked

HMRC plan to share taxpayers' data attacked

A proposal by HMRC to release millions of taxpayers' personal data to private firms has whipped up a storm on data privacy.