Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Security has always been a top priority for Google. But security innovation is only as good as the number of people who use it. Part of that is making adoption super simple – that’s why we, along with the FIDO Alliance, created the Security Key, so that with a simple tap of the key you can send an encrypted 2-Step Verification signature to ensure your login information cannot be phished. And the other part is getting it into more hands. So today we’re announcing a 50% discount on Security Keys for Google Apps for Work customers purchasing keys from Yubico, a Security Key manufacturer.
New admin controls are also rolling out today, to make it easier for Google Apps Unlimited administrators to deploy, monitor and manage Security Keys for their domains. As a Google Apps admin, once Security Keys have been activated by employees, you can see where and when employees last used their keys through usage tracking and by generating reports. You can easily revoke access to lost Security Keys and provide backup codes, so employees can still sign-in and get work done.
Security is never a done deal, and we're continuously working to stay ahead of those with bad intentions. We hope you join us on this continuous journey and take advantage of the Security Key technology, the discount on Yubico keys, and tools to deploy them at scale for your organization.