Remote VS Browser Isolation, simplified.
Current browsing security is not enough. Fast moving and tech forward organizations do not trust their current security tools to protect them from modern cyber attacks like phishing or malvertising. For many companies, web based attacks are common, so they use browser isolation to shut down the most common infiltration point on their networks: the browser. They want to supplement the efforts of their web gateways by isolating malicious websites that cannot be categorized by their threat analysis tools. One of the ways is through native browser isolation.
Native browser isolation stems from traditional browser isolation, which involves virtualization, or ‘creating a “remote virtual browser” by streaming all browsing activity to endpoint machines’. Unlike remote browser isolation, native browser isolation relies on technology that is already built into major browsers like Chrome or Firefox to deliver a sandboxed, safe environment. Specifically, it employs CSP headers to make malicious pages “read-only” at point of click.
So why are companies using native browser isolation?
Here’s native browser isolation’s four major use cases.
Cleaner, Faster, Safer Internet
Various security mechanisms break or slow down pages and interrupt the users’ experience. For example, VPNs slow or break down outside of the perimeter, and SSL inspection with a proxy slows down pages. Even worse, user devices can be infected with unsightly ads, even if they are served through legitimate sites. Apozy’s native browser isolation does not slow-down or break pages; it works anywhere there is an internet connection and ‘sees behind’ SSL without the use of proxies. Apozy uses cosmetic ad blocking to prevent those dangerous client-side attacks and blocks full URLs — not just domains. The result is a cleaner, faster, and safer browsing experience.
Chrome Extension Management
Detect Suspicious Behavior Without Breaking SSL
Phishing attacks almost always occur on sites utilizing SSL, meaning web request data is encrypted and “hidden” from network tools. In order to understand these attacks, companies need visibility into them. SSL Inspection weakens their security posture, and much of inspection software is poorly executed compared to the browser. Using remote browser isolation for SSL inspection provides limited data, and user correlation is difficult. Using software with native browser isolation eliminates the need to break SSL while giving access to full URLs and requests; this allows companies to discover anomalous behavior faster without compromising security.
Increased Chromebook Security
The Chromebook’s only vulnerability is social engineering, such as browser-based attacks or malicious Chrome extensions. Apozy’s isolation model stops these attacks through adblock, extension management, and sandboxing pages in real time. This fits well into the security stack of Chromebooks, adding deep and precise protection.
Companies choose native browser isolation to create a more secure browsing experience and protect their business. Native browser isolation scales from 2 employees to 200,000 and protects everyone from browser-based attacks in a simpler and more cost effective way than remote isolation. At the same time, it improves user experience and provides critical SSL and extension data that is normally inaccessible.
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