With a lot of new businesses turning up to Google Apps to serve their email and document management needs, it is becoming increasingly important for Google to enhance the security level of their applications. In a step towards this, the big G has now announced a new two-level authentication system for Google Apps login. The feature needs to be enabled by the administrator and will come with a PIN authentication mechanism in addition to the password. The PIN shall be sent to the user either as an SMS or shall be generated over an Android or iOS app that may be used to authenticate the user.
The new enhanced security feature is already rolled out to users of Google Apps Premier, Education and Government Editions while users of the Standard Edition may have to wait a little longer.