With the mission of making Chrome Enterprise into one of the most secure endpoint solutions for businesses in the cloud, Google is introducing new cybersecurity features. The company has also brought several new partners on board, including Zoho and Citrix XenMobile.
Endpoint security is becoming increasingly important in the enterprise world, and Google recognises this as well. In order to ensure more robust security for everyone involved, the company has decided to initiate the following partnerships:
– VMware AirWatch
– Citrix XenMobile
– Cisco Meraki
– IBM MaaS360
– ManageEngine Mobile Device Manager Plus (a division of Zoho)
Microsoft Active Directory is now also integrated into Chrome Enterprise, which allows employees to use their native credentials to authenticate devices and Google Cloud services. Google is enhancing that integration by allowing system admins to open Group Policy Objects and configure managed extensions directly.
In addition to this, common enterprise Active Directory setups will now also be officially supported.
Chrome OS and Chrome Browser are also receiving additional capabilities, including:
– No more sign-ins from outdated operating systems.
– Per-permission extension blacklisting, which should allow administrators to alter and restrict access permissions to extensions.
– Forced re-enrolment (automatic). Any Chrome-powered device that has been recovered or wiped will now be automatically re-enrolled into the corporate domain. No extra administrator credentials are required for this feature to function.
– From now on, only the managed devices will be able to connect to their single sign-on servers.