Google makes Chrome business friendly

Written by Mark Evans

The latest release of Chrome browser introduces a variety of new security enhancements for enterprises, with improvements to isolate processes, broader support for security standards and new policies giving administrators more options to protect users and businesses.

Improvements include:

Site Isolation: with Site Isolation enabled, Chrome renders content for each open website in a separate process, isolated from other websites. This can mean even stronger security boundaries between websites than Chrome’s existing sandboxing technology.

Permissions: administrators can create new policies that restrict access to extensions based on the permissions required. For example, through policy, IT can now block all extensions that require the use of a webcam or microphone.

Standards: to support the latest security standards, Chrome has adopted TLS 1.3 for Gmail. The previous version, TLS 1.2, was standardised in 2008 and TLS 1.3 makes it faster and more secure.

Google will also making changes in Chrome to improve stability and reduce the number of browser crashes in 2018, and stop third-party software from injecting code into Chrome on Windows.