What is 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. It is just a matter of time before your end-users try to access malicious websites or web applications via web browsers. Browser Isolation is the key solution to prevent such mishaps across your network. With this policy configured all kinds of malicious threats can be kept out of your user's device by creating a virtualized browser session.

Note: Browser Isolation is specific to Microsoft Edge only.

How does browser isolation work?

Two major techniques are the secret ingredients of browser isolation. Isolation of websites can be achieved by separating browsing from rest of the device via virtualization or sandboxing. Let's lay of the technical jargons and define its working in a better way. The browser sessions will be opened in a virtual machine and the browsing data gets erased once the session has ended. This prevents any type of malware from reaching the user's device.

Achieve safe browsing experience with browser isolation

  • 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.

The role of Browser Security Plus in browser isolation :

  • 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.