In today’s world there are a multitude of use cases wherein a given organization’s Security administrators aim to limit and secure and restrict the browsing habits of their employees on managed Windows devices. In many cases the internal intranet sites require access occur via an organization’s gateway. If you are looking to address such use cases in your own organization for managed Windows laptop/desktop devices, IBM Security MaaS360 achieves this through the use of its Secure Browser application for Windows configured under the Workplace Persona policy.Here is a quick guide on the capabilities available within this browser as well as how to enable and deploy this application:Capabilities
Enabling Secure BrowserThe first step is to enable the ‘Secure Browser’ service. Navigate to Setup > Services in the MaaS360 portal.
Note: Policy can be applied using the Change policy action.
The below screenshot illustrated some sample configurations of a Workplace Persona policy:
Installation of the Windows Secure Browser application
Accessing Intranet Sites via MaaS360 Gateway
If you currently have the IBM Security MaaS360 Mobile Enterprise Gateway module configured as a part of your Cloud Extender integration, the MaaS360 Browser application can facilitate access to corporate intranet sites pending user authentication.
The below screenshot is an example of Gateway configuration:
And that’s it! Simple steps for a valuable capability. Try it yourself today, and feel free to reach out to myself or your IBM account representative with any questions.