Google on Thursday announced the addition of a collection of plug-and-play integrations in Chrome with popular computer security tools. This will make it easier for IT teams to keep workers safe — on Chrome Browser and using Chrome OS devices — with the security products they already use.
The new Chrome Enterprise Connectors Framework currently includes tools in a handful of different categories: there are integrations for user identity and access, integrations for endpoint management, and integrations for security information. and reports.
The Connectors Framework is part of Google’s broader effort to promote a Zero Trust security model:
- For user identity and access: Netskope Security Cloud integration optimizes user access to critical data based on user verification, device verification, and action requested by the user. Okta Identity Engine policy support for Chrome OS provides authentication controls.
- For the management of terminals on mobile and computer: there are new BlackBerry UEM and Samsung Knox Manage integrations. In addition to these two new integrations, VMware Workspace ONE will update its existing integration with the new Chrome Policy API and will soon be available through Google’s Trusted Tester program.
- For safety information and reports: there’s the new Splunk Cloud Platform integration. Palo Alto Networks and Crowdstrike integrations will soon be available through the Trusted Tester program.
Google is also making it easier to find these integrations with a new Security and Trust category in Chrome Enterprise Recommended.
Meanwhile, to prevent sensitive data from being leaked or stolen from devices, Google is introducing Chrome OS Data Controls for IT administrators. They will be able to define rules triggered by certain actions that may cause data loss, such as copy-paste, screenshot or print.