Browser Isolation

From an organization's point of view, browsers are an integral part of their continued operation. Most business applications are now hosted online, with browsers being the tool used to access them. From an end user's point of view, cloud apps such as these are just one of the many apps browsers are used for; but organizations should limit employee access to only sites that host trusted business applications.

Untrusted sites could be malicious or eat into employee productivity. The best way to distance users from malicious sites is to employ browser isolation, which means creating a list of trusted sites and only allowing users' browsers to access the sites on that list.

Note: Browser Isolation is specific to Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

Pros of isolating sites.

  • If a user lands on a site that contains malware, browser isolation prevents the malware from reaching the system. The session is opened in a virtual browser and all browsing data gets erased once the user quits the session.
  • If a user lands on a site that intends to steal user data, browser isolations keeps the browsing data safe since the browsing session does not contact the system's file storage.

As an IT administrator, it's up to you to take precautions to ensure users don't accidentally land on malicious sites. To do this, you need a tool that can help you perform browser isolation automatically.

Benefits of Browser Security Plus.

  • Enter a list of sites/applications your organization trusts and allow users to open only those sites in their normal browsers.
  • For any sites that aren't part of the trusted sites list, virtual browsers can be used to maintain ephemeral browsing sessions that do not retain data once the session is closed.

To secure your browsers and mitigate web-based threats now, download a free, 30-day trial of Browser Security Plus and try out these features for yourself.