Sandboxing 'Secure Browser' functionality introduced by Dell KACE

Dell KACE has added a free endpoint security solution to help protect a web browser and contain threats.

The company said that the Dell KACE Secure Browser uses application virtualisation technology to provide an isolated instance to secure the browser against attacks. It said that by running the browser in a virtual instance, the browser and any activity resulting from its use are separated from the endpoint keeping the actual computer and operating system free of changes that would normally occur.

Bob Kelly, senior product manager of Dell KACE, told SC Magazine that as the browser is the most common place to be hit by malware and at times anti-malware and scanners are not always efficient in preventing attacks, the Secure Browser was getting security into browsers which it saw as a step in the right direction.

He said: “We have chosen Firefox and intend to ‘attack' Internet Explorer next. Firefox generally has a good reputation and it is open source and easy to work with when developing this. It is not a replacement for a security product, it is a new tool in the endpoint security strategy. It is not a replacement for anti-virus but it is a new approach that is attaching a secure vector.”

When used with the Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance, the Secure Browser can be centrally deployed and managed with current status, statistics and the ability to remotely reset any Secure Browser running throughout an organisation available.

“Virtualisation puts everything into a virtual environment, things happen as far as the browser knows it is working normally and all works on the client with K1000,” said Kelly.

Rob Meinhardt, co-founder and president of Dell KACE, said: “Internet browsing is one of the number one sources for malware. With the Dell KACE Secure Browser, we stop malware at its source and trap it, and even provide granular control over browser activity.”

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