Monitor Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Data With InsightIDR

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Monitor Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Data With InsightIDR

InsightIDR was built in the cloud to support dynamic and rapidly changing environments—including remote workers, hybrid cloud and on-premises architectures, and fully cloud environments. Today, more and more organizations are adopting multi-cloud or hybrid environments, creating increasingly more dispersed security environments. According to the 2020 IDG Cloud Computing Survey, 92% of organization’s IT environments are at least somewhat cloud today, and more than half use multiple public clouds.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is one of the top cloud providers in 2021, and is trusted by leading companies across industries to help monitor their multi-cloud or hybrid environments. With a wide reach—GCP is available in over 200 countries and territories—it’s no wonder why.

To further provide support and monitoring capabilities for our customers, we recently added Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as an event source in InsightIDR. With this new integration, you’ll be able to collect user ingress events, administrative activity, and log data generated by GCP to monitor running instances and account activity within InsightIDR. You can also send firewall events to generate firewall alerts in InsightIDR, and threat detection logs to generate third-party alerts.

This new integration allows you to collect GCP data alongside your other security data in InsightIDR for expert alerting and more streamlined analysis of data across your environment.

Find Google Cloud threats fast with InsightIDR

Once you add GCP support, InsightIDR will be able to see users logging in to Google Cloud as ingress events as if they were connecting to the corporate network via VPN, allowing teams to:

  • Detect when ingress activity is coming from an untrusted source, such as a threat IP or an unusual foreign country.
  • Detect when users are logging into your corporate network and/or your Google Cloud environment from multiple countries at the same time, which should be impossible and is an indicator of a compromised account.
  • Detect when a user that has been disabled in your corporate network successfully authenticates to your Google Cloud environment, which may indicate a terminated employee has not had their access revoked from GCP and is now connected to the GCP environment.

For details on how to configure and leverage the GCP event source, check out our help docs.

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