Perception Point is constantly improving its prevention service portfolio for email and collaboration apps such as Office 365, Google Workspace and Salesforce. This is done via an integrated API-based approach. Our detection accuracy is amazing without affecting users’ productivity. This service can scan URL/files in a matter of seconds, and dynamically scan all content recursively. Security teams can rest easy and concentrate on the most important incidents within their organization thanks to our 24×7 Incident Response Service.
The browser is the next most common attack vector. We have been working to address it. External attacks are often used to attack organizations by using malicious websites and/or downloading files. Malicious insiders and third-party hackers can also easily access data stored in web-based enterprise apps without the required security controls.
Web security solutions are still relatively the same, but they haven’t caught up to the new frontier of remote working and digitization. The browser is also exposed.
Secure Web Gateways (SWGs), for example, attempted to protect the web by inspecting and tunnelling all traffic. Proxying all traffic through an SSL gateway is less practical and more expensive due to the widespread adoption of cloud apps. SWGs are becoming less useful because they can’t inspect the services and services as they become more encrypted. SWGs are not able to see the browser, so they cannot protect against malicious extensions or insider threats. SWGs can also negatively impact user experience, increase latency, and sometimes even block users from completing their tasks.
Remote Browser Isolation (RBI), which is part of some SWGs, allows users to access resources previously blocked. But forcing users to use a remote web browser to manipulate website content can lead to frustration for the user due to a slow user experience, compatibility issues with website/browser, and higher costs because enterprises must pay for remote VMs/containers that run full browser sessions.
Another web security strategy focuses on browser security. This product offers customized enterprise browsers. These products allow enterprises to replace existing browsers with hardened, custom-made browsers. Google and Microsoft are constantly innovating in the browser space, adding new features to their ecosystems that are not available in the Chromium engine. Organizations that choose to use a customized browser will not have the ability to adopt these innovations. They will also suffer from a lack in interoperability, manageability, security features and management tools that Google and Microsoft provide. These emerging custom browsers are not as secure as standard browsers and can be attacked in the same way as regular browsers. They also lack isolation guarantees and cannot detect deep-seated threats.
Modern web security solutions should allow users to use their standard Chrome and Edge browsers without any latency. They must also be compatible with all other web services, including the Microsoft/Google ecosystems.
Users must be able browse any website/cloud services and have full access to all browser functions, such as password management, logging into work profiles, password management, browser extensions and other browser vendor innovations. Administrators should be able use browser management features from Microsoft or Google as well as interoperability to Zero Trust, identity providers and other access management tools.
We must also significantly increase the security provided by standard browsers. This includes better, deeper and earlier detection, data loss prevention and strong threat isolation which dramatically reduces attack surfaces. Rapid remediation of threats from both internal and external threat actors is essential to further enhance an organization’s security.
Perception Point Advanced Browser Security is a new Web Security Solution
We are pleased to announce the Perception Point Advanced Browser Security to address these needs. This adds enterprise-grade security for standard Chrome and Edge browsers. Advanced Browser Security uses OS virtualization technology to ensure that harmful web content can be isolated. Our browser security technology can be used by enterprises to secure access to enterprise web applications on third party endpoints. Enterprises can also use it to isolate privileged web app on internet-exposed corporate end-points to prevent data loss.
Perception Point’s Advanced Browser Security allows users to browse natively with no significant latency. It is compatible with all web browsers and all common browsers, and provides best-of-breed isolation for high-risk sites.
Our integrated multi-layered dynamic detection capabilities block malicious/phishing websites as well as malicious file downloads, including ransomware, malware, APTs, and other threats. All traffic is not required to be tunnelled through a VPN or secure web gateway.
The browser detects and prevents malicious actors from being able to attack you. The best part is that users have a normal experience and the browser keeps them safe.
Security teams can rest assured that Perception Point’s cloud-collaboration and email security are fully protected against all possible attack vectors as well as the ever-changing threat landscape. Multi-layered detection engines give visibility into attacks across multiple channels. They use this context to intercept and remedy any attacks that may be initiated in the browser of the user or on email.
Perception Point Advanced Browser security is simple to install. It can be used as a browser extension for threat prevention only or as a light agent that adds VM-based isolation on Chrome/Edge Windows and Mac. We will continue to improve our web security service in order to ensure that organizations can trust Perception Point to prevent all user-centric attacks on any app.
This article first appeared in ChannelNext on September 1, 2022.