Google introduces a new security service “BeyondCorp Remote Access” designed to allow remote access to internal systems without the use of a virtual private network (VPN), in light of the increasing number of employees working at home during the closings associated with the emerging Corona virus, and companies discover how to absorb the forces Operating remotely.
The cloud-based BeyondCorp Remote Access service allows employees to securely access the company’s internal web applications from any device or anywhere, so the new service aims to provide secure and fast access to browser-based applications.
The service relies on a system that Google originally designed for internal use almost a decade ago, and the company says in a blog post, “It uses a approach that usually requires some kind of additional authentication, before granting access to an external source.”
The service release comes at a time when remote work places new security pressures on institutions and companies that strive to adapt their networks, BeyondCorp Remote Access is a new example of technology companies, such as Google, developing their internal projects and turning them into resources for public use, such as Kubernetes Or Vitess.
Google explains that virtual private networks are a challenge at the present time, as companies try to adopt a huge number in a short period of time, and users who are not used to dealing with virtual private networks can face a great difficulty in using them.
The blogger said : “It may be difficult to set up a secure group with limited access rules, when companies want to allow limited access to partners or contractors, and the VPN architecture may not be equipped to handle the overpressure when the number of remote connections suddenly rises”.
The BeyondCorp Remote Access service was designed to deal with such scenarios, and Google has been trying to simplify the features of accessing its network since 2011, which has resulted in the production of this service, which makes it easy to set specific access policies for a narrow group of users for each internal application.
Source : Google