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Application Virtualisation Brings Free Secure Browsing To End Users

Dell : 22 July, 2010  (New Product)
Dell's secure deployment of Firefox overcomes browser vulnerability issues and delivers a safe browsing environment through the use of virtualization technologies
Dell KACE continues its commitment to systems management innovation by expanding the company's portfolio of end-point security capabilities with Dell KACE Secure Browser. Immediately available, the Dell KACE Secure Browser uses application virtualization technology to provide an isolated instance of Firefox to secure what has become a common entry point for malware and viruses—Internet browsing.

While many endpoint security solutions focus on detection and clean up of security breaches, Dell KACE Secure Browser aims to proactively contain threats before they become a problem. The new technology provides users with a virtual instance of an Internet browser application. By running the browser in a virtual instance, the browser and any activity resulting from its use are separated from the endpoint keeping the actual computer and operating system free of changes that would normally occur. Fully contained from the operating system, any such changes made via browser activity are not only kept separated, but may also be quickly cleared with a single click. For even more security and control, optional white and black list entries may be used to limit what sites a user may visit and what applications the browser is permitted to launch.

"Internet browsing is one of the number one sources for malware," said Rob Meinhardt, co-founder and president of Dell KACE. "With the Dell KACE Secure Browser, we stop malware at its source and trap it, and even provide granular control over browser activity."

When used with the award-winning Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance, Secure Browser can be centrally deployed and managed. Current status, insightful statistics and the ability to remotely reset any Secure Browser running throughout an organization are among the innovative management highlights and capabilities Dell KACE customers can expect.

To help provide the highest level of security possible for users, Dell KACE Secure Browser introduces:

* A simple installation package that includes the Firefox browser along with Adobe Reader and Flash plug-ins pre-installed;

* Easy website restriction policies allowing only specified sites to be accessed, and further, prevention of access to any chosen restricted sites; and,

* Full remote insight and control when used with the K1000 Management Appliance for advanced management capabilities, offering an innovative and revealing view into current browser activity as well as the ability to remotely reset or terminate a remote instance.

"Even with our web filtering technology, we still regularly encounter situations where users are tricked into installing malicious software," said Andrew Peercy, Administrator of IT Operations of BattleGround Academy, a K-12 school located in Franklin, Tennessee, "With the Dell KACE Secure Browser, we will be able to blacklist known sites and processes, but even if we miss something, the malicious installation can be quickly and easily cleaned from a system with the press of a button."

The Dell KACE family of systems management and deployment appliances fulfill the systems management needs of a mid-market IT organization, from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement. Dell KACE products are available as both physical and virtual appliances, directly from Dell or through its partners.
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