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BeyondTrust Unveils Free Tool to Audit Google Apps

BeyondTrust has released a free tool designed to give organizations the ability to track and understand configuration changes and administrative activities for security and compliance reporting for Google Apps.

Dubbed PowerBroker Auditor for Google Apps, BeyondTrust said the tool was developed to ease the burdens associated with auditing the popular web applications from Google for proper usage and compliance.

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

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

By using the tool, events can be retrieved live for immediate review or collected on a desired schedule and saved in a database for historical reporting. Additionally, user and event types can be filtered and reports can be exported to Excel, PDF and Word for further filtering, sorting and sharing, BeyondTrust said.

PowerBroker Auditor for Google Apps can be downloaded here