Many businesses are looking for a mobile device solution for their frontend team. It helps associates be nimble, more proactive and more efficient. They also help customers more readily engage with your organisation. A mobile, cloud-based device helps bring the online world into the physical space. But there’s a concern when deploying a fleet of mobile devices – security.
How do you fend off hackers, fraudsters, phishers and other threats from causing mayhem on your network. From irritating malware to breaches that could cost your business serious money, opportunists abound. That’s why organisations are spending more than ever to improve security with a raft of products and services. They too cost money.
There is another way to protect your company, your team and your clients. It offers tremendous flexibility and extends across a range of cloud-native devices designed for frontend workers. We’ve spoken before about the merits of Chrome Enterprise as it supports the Chromebox for digital signage, Chromebooks, Chromebases and Chrometabs – but a little repetition never goes astray.
Chrome Enterprise is a new solution to an old problem. Recognising that the serious concerns posed by malware, ransomware, phishing and hacking was never going away, Chrome Enterprise took a unique approach to endpoint security.
Multi-layered device security. Each software layer within a Chrome device works together by design to provide unique security benefits.
- Encrypt user data
- Prevent OS tampering
- Reduce on-device data footprint
- Regularly patch and update
Isolated and managed apps. Ensure harmful apps are kept out of users’ hands.
- Limit attack surface with sandboxing
- Enforce access policies
- Secure multiple ecosystems
- Google Safe Browsing warns users of malicious sites before navigating to them.
- Security keys and 2SV help prevent hackers from using stolen passwords.
- If attack prevails: Password Alert Policy requires users to change a password when its used with an unauthorised site.
- Low on-device data footprint limits the data that can be held at ransom.
- Read-only OS prevents executables from running locally.
- If attack prevails: Verified boot confirms the system is unmodified at boot up.
- Per-permission based blocklisting controls what extensions can be accessed.
- Managed Google Play facilitates curation by user group and policy configuration by app.
- If attack prevails: Sandboxing limits attack surface.
That’s why Chrome devices don’t require Antivirus software. Installed apps can’t modify the Operating System, and Sandboxing isolates any attack to a limited surface. Updates to the OS happen in the background without disrupting a user’s session. Sensitive data can be isolated to a configured session, then completely, and automatically, erased.
That’s why Chrome devices are an excellent choice for frontline workers and businesses that value mobile flexibility for customers. They’re built around an endpoint security framework that is designed to keep your business safe in the cloud.
If you’d like to learn more about how Chrome Enterprise in general, and the Chromebox, Chromebooks, Chrometabs and Chromebases in particular, can benefit your organisation, please get in touch. We’d love to help.