The traditional security paradigm for web interaction is that it is incumbent upon the user to ensure that a secure browser is being used. It’s a model that tech vendor Quarri Technologies is turning upside down.
The Quarri Protect on Q (POQ) 3.0 solution released this week provides a server centric approach to delivering secure browsing capabilities to users. The POQ solution now includes both traditional desktop as well as mobile delivery mechanisms.
“The way the product works in the Windows world is that we deliver a protected browser when a user visits a site that implements our technology,” Mark Elliot, founder of Quarri Technologies told InternetNews. “We do it completely on the fly with an ephemeral agent that exits when the session is over.”
Elliot explained that it is the website owner is the one that sends the protected browser down to the user. The user’s initial interaction with the site can come from any browser including Firefox, Chrome, Opera and IE which then can trigger the protected browser.
“On the fly, typically within five to seven seconds, we deliver the protected browser instance where the behavior is controlled by the site policy,” Elliot said. “The user can have additional browser sessions open, but if they want to access the web application that is protected by us, it has to be via the protected browser.”