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Advanced Concepts of Endpoint Verification

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Introduction

While using the company-owned devices, the major problem arises: what is that particular device's security posture?

For that, we have Endpoint Verification. In this article, you'll learn about the Advanced Concepts of Endpoint Verification.

So let's dive into the topic to learn more about it.

Advanced Concepts of Endpoint Verification

Self-installing the Endpoint Verification extension and native helper

Installing the Endpoint Verification Chrome extension on your own allows admins access to monitor your devices as a user within an organization. Your administrator could ask you to configure Endpoint Verification if you log into your corporate account using a computer at work or home. Endpoint Verification lets administrators view device information and manage app access based on location, device security status, or other factors.

The following details of an Endpoint Verification-capable device are visible to your admin:

  • Display Name
  • Serial no.
  • Device kind
  • running system
  • Name and business email address
  • The initial and final synchronizations of company data on your device
  • If your device is password-protected and encrypted
  • Administrators can view whether your device is running Chrome OS for devices.
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Installing the Endpoint Verification extension and native helper

  1. Install the Endpoint Verification extension in Chrome by opening the browser.
  2. If you notice an exception bubble next to an extension on the browser toolbar, click the extension to open it.
  3. Click Add Account and, if requested, enter your company's email address and password. Keep in mind that only the account used to sign into the device is supported on Chrome OS-powered devices.
  4. If you receive a warning that the native helper is necessary for your device, click Install it and proceed as directed to complete the installation. Then click Sync Now after clicking the extension one more.

Sync information about your computer

After you install Endpoint Verification, your admin will automatically receive periodic updates regarding your PC. Click the Endpoint Verification extension from the browser toolbar to check the most recent time data was synced. Click Sync now to manually sync your computer's information.

See the Endpoint Verification overview for more information on synced information.

Uninstall Endpoint Verification

You could uninstall Endpoint Verification from your computer if downloaded through the Chrome Web Store. Endpoint Verification must be removed for you by an admin if it was installed on your computer automatically.

Uninstall the Chrome Browser extension

  1. Chrome should be opened.
  2. Click More > More tools > Extensions in the top right corner.
  3. Click Remove next to the Endpoint Verification extension.
  4. Click Remove to confirm.

Deploying the Endpoint Verification extension with Google Admin Console

This page covers how to set up Endpoint Verification and keep track of company devices.

See the conceptual overview for additional information about endpoint verification.

Turning on Endpoint Sync

Turning on Endpoint Sync

Thanks to the Endpoint Sync setting in the Google Workspace Admin Console, you can gather device information from staff members who have installed the Endpoint Verification extension. Endpoint Sync is enabled by default. If you want to make sure Endpoint sync is turned on or off, follow these instructions.

  1. Log in to your admin account and launch the Google Workspace Admin Console.
  2. Go to Devices from the Admin console's Home page.
  3. Click Setup under Mobile on the left.
  4. Endpoint Sync by clicking. Endpoint Sync is enabled by default.
  5. Select Enable desktop reporting with an extension. This makes it possible to get device attribute data. Other GCP services are unaffected.
  6. Press Save.

Deploying Endpoint Verification

The devices owned by your firm will have the Endpoint Verification extension installed after the steps below.

  1. Log in to your admin account and launch the Google Workspace Admin Console.
  2. Go to Devices from the Admin console's Home page. To view Devices, click More controls at the bottom if you can't.
  3. To manage Chrome, click Device Settings.
  4. Select Extensions & Apps.
  5. Click Add from Chrome Web Store in the bottom right corner.
  6. In the field labeled "Search the shop," type "Endpoint Verification."
  7. Next to the Endpoint Verification extension, click Select.
  8. Then select User settings.
  9. Choose the org where you want to deploy the extension under Orgs.
  10. Verify that both Allow enterprise challenge and Allow access to keys are turned on.
  11. Select Force install from the Installation policy drop-down menu for Endpoint Verification.
  12. Click Save in the top-right corner.
  13. After the extension is installed, users might need to install a native helper. Have your users perform the steps listed below if they encounter a notification stating that the native helper is necessary
  14. Launch the Chrome browser.
  15. Click the Endpoint Verification extension in the browser's toolbar to launch it.
  16. Click Add Account and, if requested, enter your company's email address and password.
  17. If you receive a message stating that the native helper is not already installed on your device, follow the instructions for your specific device type to do so:

See Deploying the Endpoint Verification Native Helper with Third-Party Tools if you wish to distribute the native helper rather than requiring your users to install it.

See Manage Chrome Browser extensions in the Admin console for further details on deploying extensions.

Turning off Endpoint Verification

You won't notice any additional machines added to your Google Workspace Admin Console if you disable Endpoint Verification. Computers previously watched are still visible, but device data is not updated.

  1. Go to Devices from the Admin console's Home page.
  2. Click Setup under Mobile on the left.
  3. Endpoint Sync by clicking.
  4. Allow desktop reporting through browser extension should be deselected.
  5. Press Save.

Creating a device-based access level

A set of characteristics known as an access level is applied to requests based on their origin. You can specify the level of grant access using details like device type. For instance, you might give devices with encrypted drives a "High Trust" degree of trust and devices with merely a screen lock a "Medium Trust" level.

Once Endpoint Verification is configured, access levels collect and use device information.

On an IAP-secured resource, an access level is enforced by including it as an Identity and Access Management (IAM) condition. The BeyondCorp Enterprise strategy to safeguard apps and resources includes this procedure.

Creating an access level

A device-based access level is created using the procedure below.

Assume for this example that you wish to create an access level that only permits users to access your resource if their devices have encrypted storage.

  1. Navigate to the console's Access Context Manager page.
  2. Pick your organization if you are asked to.
  3. Click New at the top of the Access Context Manager screen.
  4. Click add Device Policy in the Conditions section of the New Access Level box.
  5. Choose Encrypted from the Storage encryption drop-down option. This rule only applies once Endpoint Verification has been configured on the devices used by your employees.
  6. Select Save.

Applying an access level

You must apply your access level to an IAP-secured resource to take effect once you've created it. Making your Google Cloud resources context-aware involves the steps taken in this procedure.

  1. Use IAP to protect your resource.
  2. Use the resource according to your access level.

Deploying the Endpoint Verification native helper with third-party tools

How to use Jamf and Active Directory to distribute the Endpoint Verification native helper to Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows devices inside your business.

Deploying to Apple Mac with Jamf

Keep in mind that this technique requires Jamf management of your macOS devices.

  1. Click here to download the native helper.dmg package.
  2. Extract the EndpointVerification.pkg after mounting the.dmg.
  3. Join Jamf right away.
  4. Navigate to the Apps tab.
  5. To add an app, click.
  6. To upload your app, click.
  7. On the upload page, drag your customized. pkg file or the Browse button to look for it on your computer.

The file is now visible on the Apps page and is prepared for Blueprint deployment.

Deploying Microsoft Windows with Active Directory

By using Microsoft Windows Active Directory to create a Group Policy Object (GPO), you can add more controls to user device administration and operating system configuration. A GPO is a set of customizable settings.

Establish a distribution hub.

  1. Make a network shared folder.
  2. Get the MSI for Endpoint Verification.
  3. To your shared folder, add the MSI.
  • Make a GPO for your shipment.
  1. Go to Start > Start > Group Policy Management by clicking Start.
  2. Select Forest: Domains from the left-hand panel.
  3. Select New with a right-click on Group Policy Objects.
  4. Give your insurance policy a name.
  • Give the package for endpoint verification a job. Per-user or per-machine package assignments are both possible.
  1. Click the new policy link.
  2. On the Settings tab, click.
  3. Right-click anywhere in the displayed panel and choose Edit.
  4. Select Software Settings > User Configuration > Policies.
  5. Software Installation from the context menu should be chosen.
  6. From your shared network folder, choose the Endpoint Verification package.
  7. Select Assigned in the Deploy Software dialogue box that opens.
  8. Select OK.

The Software Installation panel now displays your package.

  • Install the package for endpoint verification.
  1. Select the Deployment tab by double-clicking your Endpoint Verification package to see properties.
  2. Select Basic and Install this application at logon.
  3. Select OK.
  4. Going back to the Group Policy Management window after closing the Group Policy Management Editor window
  5. In the tree, right-click your domain name and choose Link an Existing GPO.
  6. Click OK after selecting your policy from the bundle.

Frequently Asked Question

What is endpoint verification?

Endpoint Verification technology enables a company administrator to discover details about the PCs accessing corporate data.

What is an API endpoint?

An API endpoint is where a software application connects to an API, the code that enables two software programs to communicate with one another.

Should I have verified access on Chromebook?

Verified access guarantees that the Chromebook connected to the corporate network is unaltered and adheres to corporate policy.

What is the application endpoint?

The ApplicationEndpoint class is a sort of endpoint mostly utilized by server applications and offers end users communication and collaboration functions.

What are Chrome URLs?

The Google Chrome browser's internal sites, known as Chrome URLs, are primarily created to give developers and advanced users precise information on the browser's internals.

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Topics covered
1.
Introduction
2.
Self-installing the Endpoint Verification extension and native helper
3.
Installing the Endpoint Verification extension and native helper
4.
Sync information about your computer
5.
Uninstall Endpoint Verification
5.1.
Uninstall the Chrome Browser extension
6.
Deploying the Endpoint Verification extension with Google Admin Console
7.
Turning on Endpoint Sync
8.
Deploying Endpoint Verification
9.
Turning off Endpoint Verification
10.
Creating a device-based access level
11.
Creating an access level
12.
Applying an access level
13.
Deploying the Endpoint Verification native helper with third-party tools
14.
Deploying to Apple Mac with Jamf
15.
Deploying Microsoft Windows with Active Directory
16.
Frequently Asked Question
16.1.
What is endpoint verification?
16.2.
What is an API endpoint?
16.3.
Should I have verified access on Chromebook?
16.4.
What is the application endpoint?
16.5.
What are Chrome URLs?
17.
Conclusion