Users can access their Google accounts from as many devices as they wish, and so Google is introducing the Devices and Activity dashboard to help keep things organized and secure. The new tool is a simple, unified app where users can easily see the devices accessing their Google accounts.
While designed mainly for IT administrators and things of that nature, the handy tool can offer up insight to basic users as well. You’ll find everything from a list of all the devices that have been logged on to your account in the past 28 days, along with the device that is currently being used (and the browser that user is running). There is basic information like date/time of last login as well as geographical data, but also means to deal with suspicious activity.
Eran Feigenbaum, the company's Director of Security Google for Work said:
Security in the cloud is a shared responsibility and keeping your company information secure is at the core of what we do everyday. By making users more aware of their security settings and the activity on their devices, we can work together to stay a step ahead of any bad guys.
Google says users can change passwords and take other steps to ensure security including links directly to Android Device Manager from within the Devices and Activity dashboard.
As part of the announcement, the company also talked about the security wizard for Google for Work accounts, which allows IT managers to prioritize security measures including account recovery details and other things.