Google releases new data controls for Chrome browser and OS

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Today, Google announced a set of plug-and-play integrations for the Chrome Enterprise Connectors Framework, Octa, Blackberry, Samsung and Splink, designed to secure user access to the Chrome operating system (OS) and browser.

The new integration will give the enterprise new data controls in Chrome OS that better protect users and endpoints in the enterprise environment. It will also provide security teams with more tools to report and manage incidents.

As an example of what integration can do, BlackBerry’s unified endpoint management capabilities will allow security teams to enable security policies, including remote wipe, password enforcement, and group and list configuration for users on Chrome OS-powered devices using the Chrome browser.

Similarly, Netscope Security Cloud Integration will enable the enterprise to identify critical data and control user access, by verifying the user, the device and the requested action.

Additional integrations from other providers, including VMware, CrowdStrike and Palo Alto Networks, will be released later this year.

Endpoint security and identity management

The integration will complement Google ecosystem security measures to reduce the likelihood of compromises resulting from malware or ransomware – security tools for enterprises using Google Cloud products such as Google Workspace, Google Cloud Pub / Sub, Google Chronicle and BeyondCorp Enterprise,

“With the significant increase in cybercrime, security solutions need to become more integrated. Instead of worrying about different security solutions working together or sticking to a single vendor’s integrated stack, security and IT teams have a choice to choose the best kind of tools that meet their needs.” Should, ”said Scott Porter, Managing Director of Chrome Partnerships. On Google.

As part of this vision, integration will also provide enterprise password sync functionality to validate devices and verify users.

In addition, the Chrome Policy API will provide more visibility on the security of Chrome OS devices and highlight security issues such as visiting malicious websites, downloading malware, or re-using passwords.

It is an approach designed not only to ensure better protection of users from endpoint-level risks, but also to help the enterprise move towards a zero-trust model – with the Octa Identity Engine, for Chrome OS to provide authentication controls. Policy support offered.

Chrome approach to zero-trust

The launch of the Google Chrome Enterprise Connectors Framework comes as researchers estimate that the global zero trust market will grow from $ 19.6 billion in 2020 to $ 51.6 billion by 2026, with more organizations seeking new ways to manage user access to identity and critical data. Assets

This is because Google, along with other tech giants such as Microsoft and Apple, was part of a recent announcement that it was committed to deploying passwordless authentication options for users over the coming years to address identity-based threats.

Now, Google is building on the organization’s existing passwordless authentication options by providing security identification and access capabilities from Okta and Netskope through the Password Sync API and Verified Access API to validate Chrome Enterprise Connectors Framework, Chrome devices and users.

While providing one-click access to all applications in cloud environments with traditional identity and access management solution providers such as OneLogin Control Identity access management capabilities, Chrome Enterprise is specifically designed to help manage user permissions in the Chrome browser and OS.

“Chrome provides secure, instant access to online work resources, authoritative applications and legacy software, while allowing enterprise IT managers to adjust user permissions with comprehensive, customizable policies,” Porter said.

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