So basically Google have come up with something that pushes people towards their own browser, using their usual bleating about better security as the reason for it?
Another day, another Doug...
Google has introduced BeyondCorp Enterprise, for secure access to browser-based applications, using new security features in the Chrome browser. The company already has a service called BeyondCorp Remote Access, for which this is an upgrade. But there are two crucial differences. First, there are new features in the latest …
I think you miss the point. Most remote users access corp via a VPN. This requires users to have a corporate laptop that is managed. Wouldnt it be much better to expose corporate services on the internet that can be accessed from any device - like the way banks expose their core banking services via logging into your bank account via a browser from any device.
I can think of benefits to this approach. 1/ Users can choose a device that they want, and not have to work from their shitty HP or Dell issued laptop. Hell, they can even use a Mac! 2/From a security perspective with VPN access, once a bad guy is in the network you gain access to all corporate systems, some of which are secure, many are not. Using a zero trust model means that you assume the bad guys already have access (they do as it's exposed to the internet) but all systems are locked down using 2FA, encryption, security threat detection (known IPs, has the client got AV installed etc)3/ Think of how easy it would be to set up a branch office, you no longer need to have it directly connected to the WAN if you access all the services over the internet
Also- Chrome is already the most popular browser (by some way), so the battle is already won I think
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