Working from home, whether as a permanent option or as part of hybrid models, may become standard, and so the corporate world needs to consider how best to keep their networks protected whilst also catering to a remote workforce.
To this end, Cloudflare has contributed a new zero-trust solution for browser sessions. On Tuesday, the web security firm launched Cloudflare Browser Isolation, software that creates a “gap” between browsers and end-user devices in the interests of safety.
Instead of employees launching local browser sessions to access work-related resources or collaborative tools, the service runs the original, requested web page in the cloud and streams a replica to the end-user.
Cloudflare says that tapping into the firm’s global network to run browser sessions circumvents the usual speed downgrades and potential lag caused by typical, pixel-based streaming.
As there is no direct browser link, this can mitigate the risk of exploits, phishing, and cyberattacks. In addition, Cloudflare automatically blocks high-risk websites based on existing threat intelligence.
The solution has now been made available through Cloudflare for Teams.