Browser Security Settings for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge

IT admins need to ensure that employees' browsers are decked with necessary browser security policies to stay safe against web based threats. To do this they have to depend on GPO and ADMX templates to configure employees' web browsers centrally. However, configuring policies using GPO can be a tedious process. Instead you can make use of Browser Security Plus to configure web browser security configurations centrally. To know more about why Browser Security Plus is a better alternative to GPO, click here.

Need for Browser Security policies

Browsers have become a gateway for security breaches. Whether it's data theft or targeted ransomware attacks, browsers are being used by cybercriminals as the point of contact to attack organizations. On noticing this trend, browser vendors are coming up with their own set of security precautions in the form of browser security settings that should be enabled to protect end users from such threats.

Note: Browser security configurations can be deployed to Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, including the all new version of Edge browser.

Browser security policies

Browser Security Plus offers three different sets of policies to address the above challenge. They are as follows:

  1. Data Leakage Prevention
  2. Threat Prevention
  3. Browser Customization

Each of these policies is a collection of browser settings and configurations provided by Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Firefox browsers brought together in order to cater to specific requirements. This gives IT administrators the option to deploy security policies to different browsers in various computers as needed, all from one place. Once these settings have been configured and deployed to a computer from Browser Security Plus, end users won't be able to make changes to the settings. This ensures that recommended security settings are always enabled on the end users' computers.

Configurations to prevent data leakage through browsers

Deploy data security policy to ensure Data Leakage Prevention. You can manage passwords, disable autofill option, ensure that users can't delete the browser history, prevent third-party cookies from being saved and so much more.

Configurations to prevent threats

Threat prevention policy helps IT administrators rest assured that the computers are safe from web-based threats. IT admins can enable safe browsing for Chrome browser and Smart Screen filter for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. These two settings shield users from websites containing malicious programs imbedded in them and drive-by attacks.

Configurations to enhance browsing experience

Browser customizations, on the other hand, enhance the browsing experience for the end users. IT admins can enable or disable images or audio, set a desired homepage, deploy bookmarks remotely, and much more.

Chrome security settings

Browsers today have become a mandatory tool to get work done, thanks to organizations adopting a cloud-first approach. Among the popularly used browsers, Chrome is the most used browser. This makes it necessary for IT admins to manage and secure Chrome browsers to secure the organizations from web-based attacks and also to improves users' browsing experience. With Browser Security Plus, IT admins can make Chrome the default browser, set default homepage, configure browser settings, distribute and remove Chrome extensions etc., from a central console.