Windows Microsoft recommending IAP Desktop

Microsoft might not be the premier source of information about Google Cloud, but their cloud security benchmark (MCSB) turns out to provide some sound advice:

GCP guidance: Use Identity-Aware Proxy (IAP) Desktop to create an access path (a connection session) to the compute instance for privileged tasks. IAP Desktop allows RDP and SSH connectivity to your destination hosts through port forwarding. Furthermore, Linux compute instances that are external facing may be connected to through a SSH-in-browser through the Google Cloud console.

As the author of IAP Desktop, I have to agree.

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