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- How Does Secure Browser Work?
- Websites Blocked By Secure Browser
- Websites Not Optimized for Secure Browser
Workplace has upgraded the experience of navigating the web by creating a faster, more secure, and powerful web browser that runs in the cloud named Secure Browser.
In Secure Browser, we added technology that protects all ports and protocols so that you can browse the web while minimizing the risk of infection for your company’s environment.
How Does Secure Browser Work?
Secure Browser implements technology that uses the internet’s infrastructure to block malicious destinations before a connection is ever established. The technology does this by interceding itself on behalf of your company’s Domain Name Server.
When you type in a web address in your browser (ex: safepage.com), your computer first has to find where the webpage is saved before it can load it. It will reference a Domain Name Server to locate where the webpage is saved.
In Secure Browser, when you enter a web address, the desired destination is inspected, and if the destination is safe, the connection is made and the correct webpage is loaded.
Websites Blocked By Secure Browser
The following categories of websites/internet traffic are blocked by default:
Websites Not Optimized for Secure Browser
Secure Browser is a secure and powerful web browser that runs in the cloud for you and your team. Websites that display multimedia content, such as streaming video and telecommunication protocols, require intensive processing power which can degrade the Secure Browser performance and the user experience.
To optimize performance, when navigating to media-rich websites, you may see a Site not optimized for Secure Browser message. We recommend clicking Open this page in my local browser to redirect that webpage to your computer’s web browser.
If this link is not available and you need access to the website, please contact your company manager.