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Browser management suite 4.3 now available

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New cloud service detection and reporting empowers you to take command of shadow IT in your organization.

Today we released version 4.3 of our browser management suite, with updated versions of Browsium Proton, Ion, and Catalyst. Together they deliver comprehensive IT operations management software that fills the gap left behind by your desktop and network management tools.

Version 4.3 of our suite brings the management of cloud services to the forefront. Just as your workforce once turned from enterprise desktop applications to intranet hosted web applications to improve their agility and productivity, they are now turning to cloud hosted web applications and enterprise SaaS offerings. This activity comes with its own set of IT challenges – not the least of which is understanding the proliferation of these applications – and this can have significant repercussions for your IT team in terms of support, license cost containment, information disclosure, and compliance. Because these cloud services are so easy to obtain independently (known as “shadow IT”), these issues are rapidly increasing.

The unique cloud service detection and reporting features in Proton 4.3 are designed to help you understand shadow IT usage by reporting user logins, native cloud client accounts, and file storage usage, in the following ways:

User logins to web applications – detects and reports SaaS account usage from select web applications enabling you to rationalize and optimize SaaS licensing. (see screenshot)

Native cloud client account detection – detects native Windows client applications (e.g. Dropbox, Slack, Box, GoToMeeting) to track compliance and discover license optimization opportunities. (see screenshot)

Cloud file storage usage (e.g. Dropbox, OneDrive) – detects and reports shadow IT and enables IT to preempt inadvertent information disclosure violations. Specific analytics include:

  • Comprehensive listing of all files shared via native cloud client software installed on Windows PCs. (see screenshot)
  • Companion file upload detection reports on files uploaded by end users to select websites via a browser.

Other highlights

Proton’s performance analytics capabilities have also been enhanced in this release and includes:

  • Summary of all web application performance.
  • Comparison of current load times with the historical average to aid in troubleshooting and performance optimization.
  • Detection of script errors from client browsers to gain key troubleshooting insights so problems can be addressed before helpdesk is called.
  • Collection of server IP addresses to aid in performance optimization and cloud migration reporting.

Join us for the “Take command of shadow IT” webinar

Learn how to detect cloud services usage and rationalize and optimize SaaS licenses in your organization by joining our 30-minute webinar.

When: Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 1600 GMT

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Install 4.3 releases today

There’s no reason to wait, you can download the 4.3 releases today. If you’re already a Browsium customer, you can download the new version of your module from the download page sent to you with your license key.

If you’re just evaluating our suite, or are interested in evaluating it, you have two options:

  • If you’ve engaged with Browsium in the past, you simply need to confirm your email address. Then we’ll automatically direct you to the download page.
  • If we didn’t find your email address, or if you’re new to Browsium, you can request an evaluation kit. You’ll have the software as soon as you verify your email address.

Follow the appropriate link to confirm your email address or fill out an evaluation kit request form. Clicking a module name will open the release notes.

Module (release notes) Already in our database New to Browsium
Proton 4.3 Confirm your email address Request Proton evaluation kit
Ion 4.3 Confirm your email address Request Ion evaluation kit
Catalyst 4.3 Confirm your email address Request Catalyst evaluation kit

Today, enterprises rely on web applications for nearly every business task yet, without browser management software, they lack the tools to manage this browser-based end user workspace. Get more details. Read more about why your enterprise needs browser management.

If you’d like to speak with our team about how to get started with a browser management assessment, please email us. To see the new features in Proton 4.3, put on your driving gloves and take it for a TestDrive.

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