How Does Remote Browser Isolation Protect You From Malware and Ransomware?

Remote browser isolation protects you from malware by putting an air-gap (ahem, WEBGAP) between you and the viruses, malware and ransomware that lie in wait for you on the public internet.

Air-gap is a technical term that describes a physical space, a literal gap of air between one machine and another. Air-gaps are used in cybersecurity to protect critical systems, because it is incredibly difficult for malware, viruses and other kinds of internet based cyber attack to 'leap across the gap' and infect an air-gapped machine.

In layman's terms, this simply means that instead of browsing the internet using your local browser, the one that lives on your local PC or laptop, you use a remotely isolated browser to surf the internet. In doing so you put an air-gap (a.k.a WEBGAP) in between you and the malware, one that is incredibly hard if not impossible for the malware to cross.

By leveraging remote browser isolation, you are able to physically isolate yourself from any potential malware infections when you use the public internet, protecting your local machine in the process. Remote browsing isolation is the new, rapidly emerging cybersecurity model according to Gartner, who predict that more than half of US enterprises adopting some sort of remote browser isolation technology over the next three years.

Because remote browsing isolation is so incredibly effective at stopping browser based cyber-attacks like malware or ransomware in their tracks, before they reach your internal networks and infrastructure, business across all sectors are currently investigating either remote browsing, or browser isolation solutions to leverage in their organizations.

Every day I speak to a number of different organizations, all with the same problem. Their users internet browsers are a continuous source of cyber risk and malware infection and the only way to stop these attacks is for them to adopt a remote browser isolation solution. They already know their anti-virus, firewall, intrusion detection and prevention software has failed them, usually why they are talking to me in the first place.

Even though the remote browser isolation space is a new one, most of our prospective customers are well aware that they need a remote browser isolation solution, I rarely have to educate them on the idea, they already know that they need some sort of remote browser isolation solution to stem the sustained flow of malware attacks against their users.

Even if your business has not yet been attacked by malware or ransomware, it could happen at any point, purely because browser based malware attacks are increasing exponentially across the globe. Cyber-criminals know that our current security tools and spend are not effective at stopping browser based attacks and they are capitalizing on this, we can clearly see the consequences every day in the media. In my view (and according to Gartner) the most effective way to proactively get in front and ahead of these malware attacks is to put a WEBGAP between your users and the open internet.

If you are looking for a remote browser isolation solution, have a browse through our website and check out our remote browsing solution. We have been delivering remote browser isolation solutions longer than most and I led the team that built the worlds first large scale production remote browser isolation platform for the US federal government.

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