Stop zero-day attacks in their tracks with Remote Browser Isolation

Stop zero-day attacks in their tracks with Remote Browser Isolation

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 “Security is  not a product, but a process.” 

– Bruce Schneier, Security Technologist and Author

Security is not a one-time solution that can be purchased, installed, and forgotten. Rather, an ongoing process that requires constant attention and adaptation.

In the context of cybersecurity, organizations need to view security as an ongoing effort rather than a one-time investment: implementing security controls and best practices, continuously monitoring and assessing security risks, responding to incidents, and tackling new threats.

Additionally, security is not just about technology, but also involves people and processes. Cybersecurity is a multi-faceted issue requiring a holistic approach to ensure security measures are up to par.

The ‘Browser Addiction’

The advent of the internet brought a multitude of changes, opportunities, and challenges. The sophistication of the web browser over the period enabled unparalleled productive gains for individuals and businesses.

Today, web browsers are the target of choice for hackers and cybercriminals seeking to harm an organization, for profit or kicks. One would question the focus on web browsers; the answer is simple – It works!

“The very act of users browsing the internet and clicking on URL links opens the enterprise to significant risk…The public internet is a cesspool of attacks, many of which are delivered to enterprise users through the everyday act of browsing the web or clicking on a URL in email.” 

– Neil MacDonald VP & Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Browsers are undoubtedly the most valuable tool for accessing the internet, allowing individuals and organizations to explore the vast expanse of the digital world, driving business growth. However, they also represent a significant security risk, as they can inadvertently allow the entry of malware, ransomware, or other malicious software into the system. This is where remote browser isolation comes in, as a vital solution to mitigate these risks. For organizations, the consequences of an infected device can be far-reaching, potentially infecting the entire network and compromising sensitive data.

Decision-makers need to consider the impact of such a scenario on the organization’s reputation, legal obligations, and financial stability. Browser isolation provides a crucial layer of protection for organizations, ensuring that browsing is carried out in a secure virtual environment, without putting the organization’s network and devices at risk. By investing in browser isolation technology, organizations can safeguard their digital assets and minimize the risk of cyber-attacks.


The Ramifications of a Cyber attack

The impact of a browser-based cyber-attack on an organization can be severe and long-lasting. Firstly, the loss of sensitive data and intellectual property can have significant financial consequences, with the organization facing legal penalties, loss of revenue, and damage to its reputation. Secondly, a cyber-attack can cause operational disruption, leading to lost productivity and revenue. Thirdly, a breach can result in the theft of personally identifiable information, such as customer and employee data, leading to regulatory fines and legal action.

Fourthly, a cyber-attack can compromise the organization’s supply chain, impacting its partners and suppliers, and potentially exposing them to similar risks.

The Combat

According to a report by Gartner, the global remote browser isolation market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20% between 2021 and 2026, driven by increasing concerns over web-based attacks and the need for improved security measures. The report also notes that remote browser isolation can reduce the risk of web-based attacks by 70% to 80%.

Remote browser isolation also makes it easier to manage web security, reducing the need for complex endpoint security measures. Instead of relying on traditional antivirus software and firewalls, which are ineffective in tackling ever-evolving threat vectors, organizations can implement a centralized remote browser isolation solution that provides a secure browsing environment for all users, regardless of their location or device.

Furthermore, remote browser isolation can be a cost-effective solution for cybersecurity, as it reduces the need for expensive hardware upgrades and software licenses. Instead of investing in high-end endpoint security solutions, organizations can implement a cloud-based remote browser isolation solution that is accessible from anywhere and can be easily scaled to meet changing security needs.

Building a Safe House

Build your own safe house with Accops Virtual Browser! Implementing Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) can be equal to building a safe house for your web-based activities. Download our ebook on Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) to learn more about how to provide your users with safe and secure access to the internet, using a virtual browser running in an isolated network.

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