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Splunk Releases Add-On for Google Workspace Security Monitoring

As the trend toward having a more distributed labor force working remotely part or full time persists, Splunk continues to see strong customer demand for more visibility into the security of the productivity and collaborative products their employees use. To assist with these requests, we’re excited to announce the release of Splunk Add-On for Google Workspace 2.0. This second major release includes important changes requested by our customers and valuable new functionality. The expanded security monitoring this release enables will help all of our customers quickly up their game.

Splunk Add-On for Google Workspace 2.0 includes these exciting updates and additions:

  • Gmail: Analyze email metadata to help detect phishing, spoofing, malware distribution, spam, data exfiltration and other email-focused attacks.
  • Google Drive: Monitor user activity in Google Drive to detect suspicious activity that could indicate abuse or an attack. Get visibility into items such as unsafe content, sensitive document access, suspicious visibility, and access changes.
  • Google Workspace: View login trends for users and key security events such as leaked passwords, failed logins, blocked logins, and suspended users.
  • Delegated Authorization: Issue and revoke Oauth tokens.
  • User Administration: Create, delete, grant, and revoke privileges.
  • Consumption: Analyze and monitor user logins, authorized apps, locked accounts, and other usage metrics.
  • Proxy Support: Configure operation behind an HTTP proxy.
  • Event Splitting: Create more granular events to make searches and detections faster.

By using the new version of Splunk Add-On for Google Workspace, administrators will be better able to detect and quickly mitigate a wider set of potential attacks from phishing, malware distribution, suspicious user activities and user administration. The extended monitoring provides organizations the ability to offer their users more secure critical productivity and collaboration tools from Google Cloud. Splunk always urges customers to monitor user activity in a way that respects user privacy and follows Google privacy safeguards.

You can learn more about Splunk Add-On for Google Workspace in the user documentation

Splunk is already working on the next update to the integration, which will focus on delivering even more event types prepared for normalized and performant search use cases. Stay tuned for details of our next installment. We hope to see you at .conf22!

Mark Karlstrand is currently leading efforts to reduce the pain of onboarding security data sources into Splunk. This focus area includes partner collaboration, R&D on dozens of technical add-ons and Splunk Connect for Syslog (SC4S). When Mark isn’t working or busy annoying his two tweens, he can be found pedaling his bike out in the woods.