As the internet becomes integral to everything we do, the need to ensure an adequate level of security for all transactions and operations conducted online becomes paramount. The importance of data and privacy protection continues to grow and includes some or all the things as under:
- Confidentiality – Information must be protected from unauthorized access during storage and transmission. Access to information on the Internet must reach the person to whom it is intended.
- Authentication – It is necessary to identify the senders or transmitters of data and ensure that only the authenticated users get access to it. For instance, tools like electronic digital signatures have proved to be of immense help in the remote authentication of critical documents.
This means whether it is an internet user or a business owner, data safety and ways to achieve its protection are important while ensuring a seamless exchange of information.
Remote Browser Isolation: An effective tool to make browsing secure
Over the last few years, Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) has emerged as one of the most effective ways to make internet browsing completely secure. RBI or virtual browser technique separates the browsing activities from the end hardware and reduces the attack surface. For example, when a user wants to access a web page or a web application, the page or the application is loaded on a remote browser.
The remote browser loads the rendering comprising only the page’s pixels or the application and not the full HTML. This process ensures that no malware is downloaded, keeping the endpoint device completely safe.
Why is RBI critical for enterprise security?
As enterprises increasingly adopt a cloud-first strategy, employees access corporate data and applications from the cloud rather than a data centre. While this provides greater agility for corporates, it also presents a higher risk of cyber-attacks on enterprise networks and data.
In such scenarios, a web browser can become the gateway for malware, clickbait/malicious content, browser-based trojans, and other forms of ransomware. The erstwhile method of blocking high-risk or unknown websites through a firewall is no longer applicable in a cloud-driven, hyper-connected world.
It is here that RBI plays a vital role as it moves the user’s browser session to an isolated sandbox in the cloud. This method ensures that any malware or ransomware is duly contained and cannot reach the enterprise network even if the web pages are compromised.
Accops Virtual Browser: Leveraging RBI for enhanced security
RBI has been around for some time. However, there are two major hurdles to its adoption which include:
- Complex deployment and maintenance
- Inconsistent user experience
Accops Virtual Browser can fix both issues. The innovative browser isolation solution is designed to make internet browsing so secure that it effectively transforms the browser into a desktop. It enables users to access corporate virtual desktops and applications in a very safe and secure environment, from any device or browser.
Accops helps IT teams secure unmanaged devices even while users browse the internet. It allows users instant, seamless access to enterprise data and applications even over low bandwidth. Since it does not require an enterprise to deploy a VDI solution or even require IT teams to install special software or conduct maintenance of end-user devices. Hence, Accops Virtual Browser solution not only offers secure access to business applications but also reduces IT burden significantly.
Accops integrated approach for secure remote workspace access
The rise of fluid workspaces demands enterprises to move away from a siloed approach to an integrated workspace security solutions model. Accops enables enterprises to create a strong security network by integrating remote virtual browsing solutions with application and desktop virtualization, contextual access control with MFA, device entry control and data leak prevention methods, that ensure the highest security of corporate data and applications.