Remote Browser Isolation (RBI): A Good Idea Gone Wrong

Remote Browser Isolation RBI

The problems Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) solves

There are two important reasons to use remote browser isolation. The first is to protect users and endpoints from compromise via the Internet. It has been a challenge since Internet use became common in the workplace and it has continued to bedevil security teams as access to public websites and web-based SaaS applications has become a more and more essential part of business operations. The second reason to use remote browser isolation is to prevent sensitive data leakage or loss via endpoint or user, the need for which has been thrown into sharp contrast by the rapid shift to remote and hybrid work and the corresponding increase in Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) that made such a shift viable for many organizations.

The problems RBI creates

But there are also two important reasons to avoid remote browser isolation. The first is user-centric: any time the behavior of a tool is modified, there is a risk of compromising its utility. Web browsers are now the de facto method of application delivery and therefore one of the most important productivity tools in modern enterprises. Compromising the use of the tool means compromising the operation of the business. The second reason is the burden remote browser isolation places on IT teams and infrastructure. Running browsers remotely requires on-premises or cloud compute infrastructure on par with virtual desktops, with all the corresponding cost and complexity.

Getting the benefits without the hassles

Seraphic Security gives organizations the capabilities to protect both their endpoints and their data without relying on complex and expensive server infrastructure, jeopardizing application compatibility, or compromising the user experience.  This is accomplished by means of a lightweight browser agent that can transform any web browser on any device into an enterprise browser through a combination of sophisticated security controls and granular policy enforcement. The Seraphic Security enterprise browser security agent is easy for IT teams to deploy and virtually transparent to end users.

Like remote browser isolation, Seraphic Security protects endpoints from exploitation and attack. It also provides controls to prevent the accidental or intentional disclosure of enterprise data. It goes beyond the capabilities of browser isolation with a combination of phishing attack prevention and credential re-use controls to stop users from using their corporate passwords on personal sites and vice-versa.


Seraphic Security helps organizations set a new standard for hybrid work security by giving end users—whether they are employees or contractors—the native browser experience they want without compromising the protection, governance, and visibility that security teams need—regardless of which browsers are in use or whether the device is managed or unmanaged. It offers all the benefits of browser isolation without the associated complexity and cost.

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