Why go serverless with App Engine?

Making a service available on the internet requires a lot of thought to minimize the potential for system compromise and associated security risks. All application traffic to App Engine is propagated via the Google Front End (GFE) service to mitigate access protocol compromise.

GFE provides a Transport Layer Security (TLS) termination for all GAE-registered routed web traffic. Acting as a protection layer, GFE is capable of performing several essential security services for a Google Cloud project. From a security perspective, it provides the public IP hosting of a public DNS name and Denial of Service (DoS) protection. Besides, GFE can also be used by internal services as a scalable reverse proxy.

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