Google Debuts Hardware Key for Secure Cloud Access

Google introduces hardware keys to provide priority end users with secure cloud access, as well as rolling out security for virtualized and containerized applications, and new G Suite protections.

SAN FRANCISCO – Google Next 2018 – Security and convenience are usually in opposition, but Google is looking to change that with a hardware key that provides cloud access to priority end users, such as cloud admins.

The cloud provider also debuted added security for virtualized and containerized applications, and added G Suite protections.

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Among the most significant security advances introduced by Google: Context-Aware Access defines and enforces policies based on the user location, access device and other attributes. New container protections authenticate the identity and security of individual containers. And hardened virtual machines protect against rootkits and other attacks.

To find out about these and other security protections introduced at Google's annual cloud conference, see Light Reading: Unknown Document 744931.

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