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Use your phone as a security key in Advanced Protection Program

What changed?

You can now use your mobile phone as a security key in the Advanced Protection Program for business. This means you can use your device's built-in security key Android or iOS his to 2-step verification, it makes security setup easier and faster to protect high-risk users, with Google's strongest account security settings.

 

Use your phone as a security key in Advanced Protection Program

 

Users can learn more and register for the Advanced Protection Program at: g.co/advancedprotection.

 

Who will be affected?

Administrators and end users.

 

Why should you use it? 

Advanced Protection Program for Business enforce some security policies, which can help protect the accounts of employees who are at risk of being targeted. By adding the option to use your phone as a security key with this program, we hope more G Suite users will be able to take advantage of the protection it offers due to:

 

  • Simpler Registration – Users can sign up quickly using the devices they already have.
  • Intuitive user experience – Users are familiar with the phone interface and often carry their phones with them.
  • Lower costs – This reduces the need to purchase security keys.

 

Additional details 

Manual attacks are low-volume, sophisticated, and are often carried out by professional groups or government-supported groups. Employees at risk of targeted attacks can benefit from the program, for example, IT administrators, executives, and employees in regulated industries such as finance or government.

 

The individual policies currently available in the Advanced Protection Program are also available to G Suite administrators and users outside of the program. However, the Advanced Protection Program for business offers an easy-to-use package with Google's strongest account security settings.

 

Getting started 

Admins: By default, users will be able to register Advanced Protection Program. You can disable it at the OU level. Visit the Help Center to learn more about manage skill Advanced Protection Program in your organization.

 

End users: User Android directly accessible to g.co/advancedprotection to register their phone as a security key. User Iphone must first activate security key with Google's Smart Lock app, then subscribe to Advanced Protection Program.

 

 

Updated: Gimasys. 

 

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