In 2020, Google announced a feature called Security Groups. Security groups were created to help admins easily regulate, audit, and monitor groups used for permission and access control purposes. This is a great feature that all Google Identity admins should be using, especially if you have a remote workforce.
While Google OpenID provides authentication services for Google, once a user is authenticated, Google Security Groups drive authorizations for access to objects within Google Identity. The challenge in large, enterprise environments is how to manage thousands of groups, users, and their associated memberships. Security 4X is a purpose-built application that will help your team scale through control, automation, and audit in several important areas:
Day-to-day authorizations – Daily security adds and changes to groups and group memberships costs an enterprise time and money. Security 4X streamlines the authorization process for Google Groups.
Tier-to-tier and platform-to-platform transitions – Migrating security from one platform to another, undergoing a reorganization, and testing security changes en masse is complex. Security 4X provides a suite of tools that allow you to broadly manage these types of changes.
Delegate Administration – Security 4X has a web-based administration portal, called “WebGrant”, that allows IT to delegate some administrative authority to authorized business administrators who can independently add and remove users from groups. WebGrant also comes with its own audit reports to provide visibility and traceability for all membership changes.