BeyondCorp and the long tail of Zero Trust

Guilherme Gonçalves
Kyle O'Malley


As with most large-scale migration efforts, the last 20% of Alphabet's BeyondCorp migration required disproportionate effort. After successfully transitioning most of the company's workflows to BeyondCorp, we still had a long tail of specific, oddball, or challenging situations to resolve. This article examines how we created processes, tools, and solutions to handle use cases that were not easily adapted to our core HTTPS-based workflow.