By Brian Kenyon
May 31, 2022
The modern web browser has become the single most used application by enterprises worldwide. Its power, simplicity, and optimal usability has made it an obvious choice at work. And yet, the browser is not an enterprise application. It lacks the fundamental controls enterprises require to ensure proper security, visibility, and governance over their critical assets. As a result, we surround the browser with a massive security ecosystem attempting to manage the intersection between users, web applications, and the underlying data. Yet, in the process, our stack becomes too complex, expensive, and fragile to maintain, while end users are left with a frustrating experience. All because the consumer browser was not designed with enterprise needs in mind.
The question that remains is: What if there was a browser designed exclusively for the enterprise?
The Enterprise Browser is the ideal enterprise workplace where work is fluid while remaining fundamentally secure. With the core needs of the enterprise naturally embedded in the browser itself, Island gives organizations complete control, visibility, and governance over the one place where nearly all their work happens, while delivering the same smooth Chromium-based browser experience users expect.
The Island Enterprise Browser empowers organizations to control how users interact with web applications and their underlying data like never before.
— Integrated device posture identifies users for dynamic policy application based on device type (Managed, BYOD, Contractor, etc.)
— Last-mile control protects data in key application interactions by governing such things as copy, paste, downloads, uploads, printing, saving and screen captures.
— Browser-based RPA modules allow the organization to easily extend workflows and security controls over any web-based application.
— Built-in forensic audit logging captures all interactions by users based on policies
These capabilities empower the organization to solve a wide range of use cases such as protecting critical SaaS and internal applications, adopting BYOD policies, supporting 3rd party contractors, reducing VDI, safe browsing and even extending Zero Trust initiatives to the desktop. Put simply, Island is an entirely new approach to securing the modern enterprise. By delivering a closed-loop system over any web-based application, Island ensures deep, uniform control over the organization’s most critical web applications while ensuring a simple, powerful, and familiar work experience for everyone.
Brian Kenyon drives corporate strategy at Island as its Chief Strategy Officer and one of the company’s founding members. Brian has also held the role of CSO at Symantec and Blue Coat Systems. He built his early career in technical roles for more than a decade at McAfee where he was Chief Technical Strategist, as well as CTO, and served as chief architect at start-up Foundstone.
Brian is the author of Security Battleground: An Executive Field Manual; Security Sage: Guide to Hardening the Network Infrastructure; and Special Ops: Host and Network Security. He holds a B.A. degree in Finance from Loyola Marymount University.