TLDR: A demo speaks louder than a thousand words. You can connect to a remote browser created by me and my team via browserling.com/browse. We run remote browsers on our servers and stream just the browser window to you.
Remote Browser – What Is It?
A remote browser is a browser that runs on a remote cloud computer instead of on the user's own computer. Users can connect to the remote computer and use the browser as if it were running on their own computer. Remote browsers are used for security purposes, as they can keep threats such as malware off the user's device and internal networks, keeping everyone safe. Additionally, for web developers, remote browsers are invaluable for testing websites across different platforms and browsers without the need for multiple devices or installations.
What is Remote Browser Isolation (RBI)?
Remote Browser Isolation is a web security solution designed to protect users from Internet threats by rendering Internet content in a sandboxed environment in the cloud. RBI separates web content from the user's device to reduce its attack surface, and the endpoint receives a pixel-based stream of a web page or web app, not the active content. Remote browsers are also useful for keeping browsing history on the remote computer, opening websites that are not trusted, and accessing the browser from anywhere at any time.
What are Remote Browser Use Cases?
Secure Web Browsing in Enterprise Environments
Remote browsers are used in corporate networks to isolate web browsing activities from the internal network. This prevents malware and other cyber threats from infiltrating corporate systems through Internet browsing.
Protection Against Phishing Attacks
Remote browsers can mitigate the risks associated with phishing attacks by isolating the browsing session. Even if a user accidentally clicks on a malicious link, the threat is contained within the remote environment.
Accessing Risky Web Content
Organizations can use remote browsers to safely access potentially risky web content, such as websites with unknown trust levels or those flagged for suspicious activities, without risking their local network's security.
Email Link and Attachment Security
Remote browsers can be integrated with email systems to automatically open links and email attachments in an isolated environment, thereby protecting against malware that could be hidden in these elements.
Educational and Research Use
In educational settings, remote browsers can provide a safe environment for students and researchers to access a wide range of web resources without the risk of exposing the institution's network to cyber threats.
What is Browserling?
Browserling is a cloud-based service that provides a remote browser platform, enabling users to test and interact with web applications across different browsers and operating systems. By leveraging the concept of Remote Browser Isolation (RBI), Browserling ensures that all browsing activities and testing are conducted in a secure, isolated environment, protecting users from potential web-based threats and compatibility issues. This service is particularly useful for web developers, testers, and SOC teams seeking a versatile and safe browsing solution.
Who Uses Browserling?
Browserling has now become the remote browser platform of choice and it's used by hundreds of thousands of users around the world every month. Browserling's customers include governments, states, cities, banks, stock exchanges, universities, newspapers, Fortune 100, Fortune 500 companies, and private multi-billion dollar companies.