KillerID, the unified login service for Google Cloud, has just released three new features which will make Google G-Suite login user management more secure and convenient.
1. G Suite User Forced Logout Function
In the past, the G Suite administrator wasn’t able to force a user out. The only option was for the administrator to temporarily suspend a user’s account but doing so would cause them to be banned from using the service until they were reinstated. But, now…all that has changed
The forced user logout function is a godsend for many situations like when the user is logged into Google G Suite on a public computer while on a business trip or in the event something urgent comes up and the need arises.
Not only was the inability to force a logout inconvenient, it posed a potentially fatal security threat. In a place where an administrator is logged on a public computer, anyone could walk up and check out or even steal the information displayed.
Fortunately, the problem has been solved. Now, the user login session timeout function is provided from the recently released Google G Suite ‘Business Edition’ (or above) plan. It will automatically logout the session the user has been on for a certain period of time as shown in the above screen. However, it is not supported for mobile apps. In addition, administrator cannot force a logout at a specific desired time.
Introducing KillerID User Force Logout Feature
This issue can be solved very easily, though, by the session logout feature of KillerID, which supports all Google G Suite editions. Administrators can simply select G Suite users individually or simultaneously to force them to log out of G Suite immediately.
The process is simple. Just select the target accounts you wish to force to logout from the Killer ID user management screen as shown in the above screen. Then, press the Force Logout button and it will immediately log out the users in the web browser. Both mobile native app users and desktop web users will be forced to sign out as shown below.
In addition, if the user being forced out has G Suite MDM (Mobile Device Management) installed on their smartphone, be logged out immediately as shown below.
G Suite MDM Users can log in again after a forced logout by logging in with his or her Killer ID password.
In the near future, we will also provide a new session policy function feature that will allow session logins to take place during business hours only.
2. Gmail Add-ons
KillerID has the advantage that it can reflect the information of G-Suite internal HR organization (HR information) which will be of great benefit. Currently, KillerID only provides Google G Suite unit information but now you will be able to find your colleagues phone number, title, and department as well. For example, when you receive an email from one of your staff members in the same company, you can see his entire contact profile in one click via Gmail add-on.
As shown in the screen above, you are now able to check the sender’s contact information. If you click on the calendar link, you can also check the sender’s schedule by opening it in the new window.
The box marked in red is the area that only the KillerID administrator can see which, as you can see, is this sender’s last login time and security settings.
In other words, you can instantly see the caller’s last sign-in time and whether or not you have verified your security in step 2. The ongoing security of the program is made possible when the IT manager who can check the employees’ security settings at a quicker and easier time.
Mobile smartphone now supports only Android gmail app like the screen above. But soon we will support gmail app which works on all ISO such as iPhoneas well as the gmail app.
Please contact your NetKiller sales representative to enable this feature. We will install and configure KillerID according to your HR policy. As in if it supports customization such as expanding the share area to the employees of the same domain, affiliates and partner employees, or selecting specific fields to adjust, we will tend to those details for you.
3. Location Based Login Activity on Google Maps
If an employee’s ID that only works in Korea, USA, Japan or any other specific country is trying to log in at a place where business is not relevant at all, such a situation is the main check item that would warrant an alarm and alert that the account is suspected for theft.
If the user is not using VPN, it may be because someone has illegally accessed an account that has been leaked to the outside due to the fact that the user has turned off 2-step authentication or hijacked or lost a cell phone.
KillerID is a highly secure platform that has passed Google’s “always-on” security scans and strict certifications on the 100% Google Cloud platform. However, you cannot block technically and qualitatively identified user access if your user account ID and password have been compromised, or if you have not signed up for 2-step verification or login IP filtering.
KillerID admin now can verify users access activities, login and failure info, locations based on IP addresses.
In addition to existing security, Killer ID admin can now have a bird’s-eye view of all users login histories, based on IP addresses on the Map. Please note that this very useful feature currently has a traffic limit for usage as a Beta feature and ensures 90% accuracy.
To denote frequently accessed areas, the area is marked with a deep red hot heat map. By clicking the mark, the login history related to that location will be revealed.
In the future, this feature will be extended to personalized security services such as showing the recent log-in history along with the location information for each user’s own login process.
In addition, if there is a dedicated service monitoring room (situation room), customers can easily display the above screen in real time in connection with customer’s office place and display on Google map through simple customization work, making it easier than ever to securely collaborate.