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Dell releases virtualization-based secure browsing

"Viruses, malware, and trojans" -- if this were the $25,000 Pyramid game show (I could be showing my age here), a contestant might reply with something like, "These are bad things that can infect a PC while surfing the Internet." And they'd be right.

There are many endpoint security solutions on the market that focus on detection and clean up of these types of security breaches. But Dell is taking a different approach to security by looking to proactively contain these types of threats before they ever become a problem.

Back in February, Dell announced it was expanding its systems management offerings with innovative solutions that would provide customers with simple-to-use tools and comprehensive control for their daily operations. This expansion would be aided by its acquisition of Kace, a systems management appliance company that provided solutions for endpoint security, device discovery, system inventory, asset management, and even an application virtualization offering.

Dell Kace has applied that application virtualization technology to Mozilla Firefox and is offering corporations what it claims is a more secure form of Internet browsing.

The new Dell Kace Secure Browser technology provides users with a virtual instance of an Internet browser application. By running the browser in a virtual instance, or sandbox environment, the application and any activity resulting from its use are separated from the endpoint, keeping the actual computer and operating system free of any hostile changes that could occur.

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Read the entire InfoWorld Virtualization Report article.

Published Tuesday, July 27, 2010 4:06 AM by David Marshall
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