Secure browsers: Safe browsers for enterprise

Secure browsers are protected and controlled browsers built for enterprise use and are critical tools in fortifying the security posture in organizations. In this blog we will be going through the advantages offered by secure browsers, and specifically, how ThinScale can offer an enterprise browsing experience with our dedicated secure browser.

The core focus of a secure browser lies in fortifying one of the most commonly exploited vectors in the IT stack, shielding the browser and end-user against a multitude of cyber threats with a suite of advanced security features and protocols.

Increased Endpoint Security

As mentioned, the browser is one of the most commonly exploited attack vectors in IT. Security breaches can have severe consequences for businesses, including financial losses, reputational damage, and legal liabilities. By utilizing a secure, IT-controlled browser, companies can enforce strict security policies, such as blocking access to malicious websites and preventing unauthorized downloads. This helps mitigate cybersecurity risks and protect corporate data from threats such as malware, and phishing attacks.

Regulatory Compliance

Most organizations are subject to stringent regulatory requirements involving data security and privacy. Secure, IT-controlled browsers enable companies to enforce compliance with regulatory frameworks by implementing security measures such as encryption, access controls, and even audit trails. Companies can avoid large penalties, fines, and legal consequences by enforcing their browsers to adhere to industry standards and regulatory compliances.

Data Protection

 Secure, IT-controlled browsers allow companies to implement robust data protection measures, such as data encryption, content filtering, and user experience control to prevent the leakage of confidential data.

Employee Productivity

Measures implemented by secure browsers may enhance employee productivity by reducing distractions from non-work-related websites, often the policy meant to minimize the risk of accidental malware infections or system disruptions, will also provide a consistent browsing experience across all devices and platforms with fewer overall distractions.

So with this in mind, what solutions can provide secure browsing? Well, simply put, there are a number of solutions that can offer this in some shape or form; the most secure option, tailor-made for preventing data breaches across the whole endpoint surface (including the browser), is ThinScale’s ThinKiosk. ThinKiosk will convert the Windows device into a hardened & locked down thin client – and importantly provide an IT-controlled secure browser that is completely configurable, with URL white & blacklisting, download prevention, and more.

Standard browsers can be easily exploited by malicious actors, and if used in any way in a secure environment, they should be considered a very real attack vector. Implementing a secure browsing solution will allow IT to control this resource and ensure that the endpoint and corporate network are not threatened by external threats or a lack of employee awareness.

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