TLDR: A demo speaks louder than a thousand words. You can connect to a sandboxed browser created by me and my team via browserling.com/browse. We run sandboxed browsers on our servers and stream just the browser window to you.
Sandboxed Browser – What Is It?
A sandboxed browser is a web browser that runs in a virtual machine, providing an insulated and secure environment detached from the user's operating system and network. This design prevents any malicious software encountered online from accessing or damaging the user's primary system. By utilizing virtual machines for isolation, sandboxed browsers are essential for cybersecurity, offering robust protection against web-based threats by leveraging the isolation capabilities of virtual machines.
Which Browsers Can be Sandboxed?
All modern web browsers can be sandboxed, including popular ones like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Opera, Brave, Vivaldi, and Tor browser. The sandboxing process involves installing them on cloud servers and virtual machines. However, it can be complex due to the technical expertise required in setting up and maintaining secure, isolated virtual environments. It involves not only a deep understanding of network security and virtualization technologies but also the ability to configure and manage these environments to ensure robust isolation and security against threats. Additionally, ensuring seamless functionality of the browsers within these environments adds another layer of complexity, making it a challenging task for those without specialized knowledge in these areas.
How to Access Specific Sandboxed Browsers?
I and my team have taken care of all the complexity and we have installed all popular browsers in sandboxed environments and you can access them via these quick URLs with a single click:
- Sandboxed Chrome: browserling.com/chrome
- Sandboxed Firefox: browserling.com/firefox
- Sandboxed Opera: browserling.com/opera
- Sandboxed Safari: browserling.com/safari
- Sandboxed IE: browserling.com/ie
- Sandboxed Edge: browserling.com/edge
- Sandboxed Brave: browserling.com/brave
- Sandboxed Vivaldi: browserling.com/vivaldi
- Sandboxed Tor: browserling.com/tor
What are a Sandboxed Browser Use Cases?
Sandboxed browsers are a vital tool in cybersecurity, offering a secure and isolated environment for handling potentially harmful or unverified content and code. They provide a protective layer that separates the main operating system from various risks, allowing for safe analysis, testing, and investigation. This technology is widely used in a range of scenarios, including safe analysis of malware, testing of website vulnerabilities, detection of phishing threats, provision of hands-on security training, and assessment of risks associated with unknown software or web resources.
Cybersecurity professionals use sandboxed browsers to safely analyze and understand the behavior of malware. By running the malware in an isolated environment, they can observe its actions without risking harm to the main system or network.
Sandboxed browsers are used to safely investigate and confirm suspected phishing websites. Analysts can interact with the website without exposing their real system or network to potential threats embedded in the site.
Sandboxed browsers allow developers and security analysts to test websites for vulnerabilities. This includes checking for cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, and other common web security threats, in a controlled environment.
Sandboxed environments are excellent for training purposes. They allow trainees to experiment with security tools and attack techniques in a safe, controlled environment, helping them learn without the risk of damaging real systems or data.
Sandboxed browsers are used for assessing the risk level of unknown or untrusted software and Internet resources. By running these in a sandbox, analysts can determine their safety and potential impact on system security without exposing the actual environment to risk.
What is Browserling?
Browserling is an online platform offering a sandboxed browser environment, primarily for testing web applications across various browser versions (such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, Safari, and Tor) and operating systems in an isolated and secure manner. It allows web developers and cybersecurity professionals to perform comprehensive website and application testing without exposing their primary systems to risk.
Who uses Browserling?
Browserling's browser sandbox has now become the platform of choice for security professionals 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.