Introduction to CloudCodes for G Suite
The popularity of the G Suite has crossed many boundaries. Thanks to its flexible and affordable subscription plan, unmatched service, and powerful collaboration tools that give the much-needed functionality to your organization. All these powerful platforms in a single suite effectively support your business. It is a great tool, no doubt, but sometimes, such flexibility and openness on a cloud platform many times prove to be catastrophic in the absence of any security protection. If your cloud architecture gets into the trap of hackers and their acute attacks, things can turn disastrous. So, how are you going to chalk out a plan to be extra sure of protection from any such aggression or security breach into your cloud world? The answer lies in this innovative product called CloudCodes for G Suite previously known as gControl. More than 300 global customers are using CloudCodes for G Suite to secure their Google Apps.
Each of these powerful security features works well to add a protection shield to cloud-based G-suite.
Let’s See What Each Of Them Can Do For You:
- A browser restriction makes it mandatory to access your site only through authentic web browsers like Chrome etc. It finds it helpful to counter-attack the ‘SQL injection method,’ where hackers use the tailor-made web browser to steal login credentials as you sign in to your account.
- IP restriction feature that lets you block any access from unsafe IP addresses like the free public Wi-Fi connections. The admin can put all such IP addresses (or range of IP addresses) in Blacklisted IPs.
- Geo-Fencing also works similarly; it blocks access to your site from various geographical locations. You can either enter countries’ names or feed latitude and longitude ranges.
- Password Policy is another intelligent feature. In most cases, it’s the weak password set by the employees that often leads to soft and easily penetrable targets by the hackers. No matter how much you direct, the employees set some weak passwords as this helps them in remembering them better. But, from the point of security, the price that the organization can pay for such ease can be unimaginable. CloudCodes for G Suite lets the admin have control over it. They can implement various restrictions to make your password strength better. The admin can make it mandatory to include special characters, numeric characters, capital, and small cases. They can also restrict the use of a username, particular keywords, and repeated passwords. And the admin can also fix the expiry limit; so that users change their passwords periodically.
The Different Password Policies:
Apart from that, you can fix the number of wrong attempts, after which, the account gets locked automatically. CloudCodes for G Suite also sends out automatic emails for any suspicious login attempts. When you implement such a firm password policy, the chances are high that some users will forget to recall their passwords. And the IT team would be busy resetting their passwords. That’s not a good idea at all! To cover the same, gControl for G Suite features a kind of self-servicing through its Self Password feature. Using this feature, users can reset their passwords on their own. For that, it uses the OTP and questionnaire method. The admin can select his questions or choose from the standard items available.
Well, many of you have used this OTP-based method, which is knowns as two-factor authentication. Here, apart from the standard username and password entry, you have to feed the OTP (which is a one-time password). CloudCodes for G Suite goes a step forward with its Multi-Factor Authentication feature. It adds another security barrier that employs biometric input. For that, you need to feed your fingerprints through your Smartphones. Nowadays, all the latest Smartphones are coming with fingerprint sensors. It is going to make your system hack-proof.
Yes! Even if the hackers have your password and username, they can’t do anything as none can steal your biometric. That’s why CloudCodes for G Suite is a must for G Suite users!