GCP Overview and Support

An Overview of InsightCloudSec Support for Google Cloud Platform


New Cloud Onboarding Experience for GCP

Beginning with InsightCloudSec version 23.4.11, a new GCP onboarding experience is available. This experience replaces our previous onboarding process. Review the GCP - Onboarding page for more details.

As usual, if you have issues or need support reach out to us through the Customer Support Portal with any questions.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is one of the world’s leading public cloud providers, offering a variety of cloud services. After InsightCloudSec is successfully installed, you're ready to enable visibility into your target GCP Organization(s) and/or project(s). This documentation provides details about adding accounts, managing or deleting existing accounts, and what GCP services we support.

GCP Support

What does InsightCloudSec support from GCP?

As one of the leading public cloud service providers, InsightCloudSec provides broad support for GCP and we are always expanding. Review the full list of AWS-specific supported services on the GCP Support Reference page.

How do I start seeing my GCP environment(s) in InsightCloudSec?

InsightCloudSec relies on a process called "harvesting" to pull data from various CSPs. Review GCP - Onboarding for details.

What do I do after my environment(s) is being harvested?

After at least one GCP account is harvested by InsightCloudSec, you're free to configure additional GCP services as necessary to enhance, optimize, or further secure your experience. Review GCP Additional Configuration for more information.

How can I optimize harvesting?

InsightCloudSec harvesting is the term we use to describe the process of data collection from a selected cloud service provider (CSP) within InsightCloudSec. Check out our Harvesting Overview documentation to understand the basics and refer to Harvesting Strategies for details on specific strategies.

In addition, for GCP, InsightCloudSec offers Event-Driven Harvesting, which requires additional configuration but optimizes harvesting by only pulling in new data based on real-time notifications about resource and policy changes using a Cloud Asset Inventory feed, which triggers targeted harvesting via Pub/Sub. Review our GCP Event-Driven Harvesting documentation for more information.

Modifying and Deleting Existing GCP Cloud Accounts

Managing an Existing GCP Cloud Account

For general information about managing existing GCP Cloud accounts, check out the Clouds section and subsections on Cloud Account Setup & Management.

Information about viewing the details of a single cloud account is available on the Cloud Account Detail Page.

  • You can add always add additional GCP cloud accounts through the GCP - Onboarding

Deleting GCP Cloud Accounts

Cloud accounts can be deleted through their individual page, details on deleting a cloud account are available here.


Deleting GCP Projects

For customers that onboard GCP Projects individually]and not via GCP Organizations any GCP projects deleted through the GCP console, will be marked as invalid and harvesting will be paused. You will need to manually remove these projects from InsightCloudSec