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BeyondCorp: A New Approach to Enterprise Security

;login:, vol. Vol. 39, No. 6 (2014), pp. 6-11


Virtually every company today uses firewalls to enforce perimeter security. However, this security model is problematic because, when that perimeter is breached, an attacker has relatively easy access to a company’s privileged intranet. As companies adopt mobile and cloud technologies, the perimeter is becoming increasingly difficult to enforce. Google is taking a different approach to network security. We are removing the requirement for a privileged intranet and moving our corporate applications to the Internet. Also see https://cloud.google.com/beyondcorp/