Google Cloud launches Cloud Identity as standalone service

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Google will offer its cloud identity tools–based on a security framework called BeyondCorp–as a standalone tool with one console and platform to manage users, devices, apps and access.

The technology behind Cloud Identity was used within G Suite, but is now being broken out on their own, said Karthik Lakshminarayanan, Product Management Director at Google Cloud Platform.

BeyondCorp is a security model that assumes that there is no perimeter to the enterprise. Tools like VPNs and trusted corporate networks worked for years, but once companies have to collaborate with customers and partners as well as contractors, the traditional model breaks down. Also: Google shuts down Google+ after API bug exposed details for over 500,000 users | Google sets new rules

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