Google decided to hand out more safety and security controls to the admins of G Suite in July. Now, it has decided to strengthen its browser’s defenses for business users as well. The latest update of Google Chrome browser, Chrome 63 offers such security with site isolation, granular settings for browser extensions, and Transport Layer Security or TLS 1.3 for Gmail.
Last year, Microsoft boasted that its browser Edge has leapfrogged its rivals with respect to security by providing Virtualization Based Security (VBS) – which essentially maintains the browser inside a virtual PC and separated from other processes, one of which is the kernel of Windows 10. On the other hand, Google has decided to stick with its sandbox tech.
With the help of site isolation, Google Chrome is now able to render content for the open websites in a single process that is kept isolated from the other pages. If you don’t fancy a blanket approach, you can make a preset list of websites you want to keep separate instead. Google is suggesting using this approach for your company’s intranet. The price of the added layer of security is almost 10 to 20 percent growth in usage of memory.
Google Chrome is already allows admins with full power to blacklist certain extensions. Chrome 63 takes these permissions to a next level by permitting the IT admins to restrain the access to extensions that require permissions such as use of microphone or webcam. The latest update on TLS 1.3 for Gmail has made communications more secure and fast.