New desktop device reporting in the Admin console

We’re giving G Suite admins more visibility into which computers are being used to access their corporate data and apps through a new feature called “Endpoint Verification.”

Endpoint Verification collects information via Chrome extensions and native apps on users’ devices, and displays that information to admins in a new report in the Admin console. It’s a lightweight and easy solution for desktop and laptop device reporting, and we hope this visibility empowers admins to maintain a strong security posture for their organization.

Endpoint Verification report provides desktop device information 

Endpoint Verification adds a new view in the Admin console. Once it is set up on user devices (see below), admins will be able to see:

  • An inventory of desktop and laptop devices within the enterprise that access corporate data. 
  • Device information including screen lock, disk encryption, and OS version. 

To see the report, open the Admin console and visit Device management > Endpoint Verification.

Information available in the Admin console when Endpoint Verification is enabled

How to deploy Endpoint Verification in your organization 

Endpoint Verification is available for ChromeOS, macOS, and Windows devices. It requires a Chrome extension to be installed. On Windows and MacOS devices, it also needs a native app which works with the extension. Extensions and apps can be installed by users individually or deployed centrally. See our Help Center article for admins to see details on how to deploy Endpoint Verification.

End user experience of Endpoint Verification 

When the Endpoint Verification extension is installed on a user’s device, there will be a notification shown to users (see image below). The user will have to click “Agree” before data from their device is shown in the admin’s Endpoint Verification report. If the user does not click “Agree,” information about that device will not be shown. The user Help Center has information about Endpoint Verification and user devices.

Endpoint Verification notification shown to users when the extension first runs 

Launch Details 

Release track:
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release

Available to all G Suite Editions 

Rollout pace: 
Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility)

Admins and end users

Admin action suggested

More Information 
Admin Help Center: Monitor your Chrome users' computers 
End User Help Center: Allow an admin to monitor your computer

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