(also web isolation)
Browser isolation definition
Browser isolation is a piece of software that contains your web browsing activity inside an environment that is isolated or separated from your devices and networks. The environment that it hides your web browsing activity in is usually some kind of virtual machine or a sandbox. Browser isolation can protect your computers and other devices from malware and improve your overall network security. The web browsing activity is completely separated from your devices and networks, so even if they get attacked, your web browsing activity will be safe, and vice versa. By isolating your web browsing activity from your devices, you’ll ensure that malicious webpages can’t infect your devices, thus keeping them safe from malware infections and other similar cyberattacks.
Browser isolation types
- Client-side browser isolation. This type of browser isolation loads webpages and sites on user devices, but it keeps the sites’ code and content separate from your devices by using sandboxing or virtualization.