Chrome Extension Challenges
There are 5 billion people using Chrome. The browser has captured over 67% of market share in 2019, including many businesses— teams looking to use advanced technology for their browser and email are increasingly choosing G Suite and Chrome for Business & Enterprise. But as the number of companies using Google’s services increases, attacks against Chrome become more prevalent and sophisticated—including malicious extensions, malware, and ad networks. In 2015, Google reported that 1 in 10 Chrome extensions were malicious, a number that will only increase with greater Chrome adoption. In order to stay on top of extensions that steal data, install dangerous software, or break compliance, it’s crucial to know what extensions are running in the first place. There has never been an easy way to do this, until now.
Monitoring Your Extensions
To establish a monitoring and blocking procedure, you first need to audit your extensions. Traditionally, this requires scripts to run repeatedly and a malware detection system to delete extensions every time they’re added. Since Chrome stores extension information, that means a perpetual cycle of delete and re-install. Scripts that audit extensions typically break after updates and only work on Windows environments. That’s not a problem for Airlock. We let you know what extensions are being run inside your business—by anyone, anywhere—with data that enables both cross-organizational reporting and individual drill-downs. This visibility provides insight into potential malware threats and data loss, as well as policy and compliance violations.
Firewall for Your Extensions
Once you identify extensions you want to block, use our one-click fix to disable the add-on and ensure your data stays safe and malware is neutered. This control can be applied to any individual or group listed in your admin panel, allowing you specific control across your organization.
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