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Why You Need a Browser Security Platform to Protect from Web-Borne Threats



The modern corporate IT environment relies heavily on cloud connectivity, global connections, and large volumes of data. This means that the browser has become the most important work interface. The browser connects employees to managed resources, devices to the web, and the on-prem environment to the cloud one. However, this browser prominence has significantly increased the number of threats that adversaries target the browser with. Attackers are now leveraging the browser's core functionality - rendering and executing web pages for users to access - to perform attacks. The browser is now an attack surface, as well as an attack vector for malicious access to corporate SaaS and web applications through account takeover and the use of compromised credentials. To address this issue, a new guide was recently published (Download Here). It analyzes what a solution to these threats would look like. The guide, "Protection from web-borne threats starts with Browser Security Platform," details the characteristics and the capabilities of a potential solution, and explains how it compares to other security solutions and why it is needed. Commonly used security solutions were not natively built for protecting web sessions. For example: Instead, protection to web-borne risk has to come from within the browser itself. Most people in the corporate world are now familiar with the term "Bring Your Own Device" or "BYOD". This refers to the trend of employees using their own laptops, smartphones, and other devices for work purposes. However, what is often overlooked is the fact that these devices are also used to access the internet. This means that they are also potential entry points for malware and other threats. In order to protect the corporate network, it is important to have a security solution that can protect against threats that come through the browser. The guide "Protection from web-borne threats starts with Browser Security Platform" details the characteristics and capabilities of such a solution. It is important to have a solution that is specifically designed for web-borne threats because commonly used security solutions were not natively built for protecting web sessions. For example, many security solutions focus on protecting the endpoint rather than the browser. However, the browser is now the most important work interface and it is essential to have a solution that can protect against threats that come through the browser.

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