As part of CyberArk Identity Security Platform, CyberArk has revealed plans to release an enterprise browser at the end of 2023.
The identity security provider made the decision to develop a new enterprise browser in light of trends affecting hybrid work settings and its own analysis, which revealed a rise of post-multifactor authentication assaults targeting session cookies.
GM Access at CyberArk, Gil Rapaport noted in a statement that creating an enterprise browser with a focus on identity management and security was a logical next step for the company.
What to expect from the CyberArk Secure Browser for IT teams
With comprehensive security, centralized policy administration, and productivity features, the browser, which depends on the open-source Chromium browser, offers zero trust. According to CyberArk, this capability of the vendor's Identity Security Platform enables IT managers to customize privacy, security, and productivity restrictions on managed and uncontrolled devices.
With the aim of reducing IT overhead and accelerating the deployment, CyberArk enterprise browser will automatically duplicate controls and access policies already on the Edge and Chrome browsers currently set up on the user's device.
So far, the main characteristics have been:
1.Cookieless surfing enables users to access and utilise web-based resources without disclosing or storing a static cookie file on their devices. According to the corporation, this method makes it more difficult for attackers or outside parties to steal, fake, change, or modify cookies in order to obtain unauthorized access to critical information. Additionally, it aids in maintaining the privacy and security of user accounts, data, and web sessions.
2. Policies with more granularity are provided by data exfiltration measures to thwart efforts at data exfiltration that could jeopardize business data.
3. Password replacement for privileged websites or resources, where the browser instead shows a once-only alphanumeric string rather to the saved credentials. In order to prevent users from ever seeing privileged information in plain text, this string only functions once and only within the CyberArk Secure Browser.
4. The CyberArk Secure Browser will facilitate both out-of-the-box integration with the CyberArk Identity Security Platform products and third-party identity providers. This covers the vendor's Secure Web Sessions and Workforce Password Management. Customers will be able to tailor access controls, session protections and management of credentials to each user according to their roles as a result. In order to reduce potentially risky online access and susceptible endpoints, it also works in collaboration with the CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager.
5. With just one click, end users may frequently access used apps, third-party applications, and CyberArk privileged access management resources straight from CyberArk Secure Browser by using the easy-to-use sidebar and their individual sign-on credentials.
Other safe enterprise browsers
There are many other safe enterprise browsers. One such browser is Chrome, which includes both built-in and extra controls. One-click fixes for zero-day vulnerabilities, options to modify policies, and options to set up extension permissions are some of them. Other ones include stopping malware and isolating bad websites.
Another choice is the Talon enterprise browser, which offers a full view of browser activity, recording of sessions for forensic investigations as well as compliance, interaction with XDR and SIEM platforms, defense against malware and phishing attacks, and many other capabilities. Some, such as LayerX, provide a browser safety platform that is supplied as an extension for the browser. In addition to securing unmanaged devices, it may be implemented in existing browsers to extend the zero trust strategy to the browser.