Adopting a comprehensive browser management strategy can protect your enterprise from security threats and wasted money – freeing your organization to operate more effectively and preserve resources for value-add projects.
Comprehensive browser management requires tools that enable you to understand and manage all components of your browser environment, in a way traditional IT operations management tools can’t. A complete browser management solution provides you with the information and control to discover, plan, and act in your web application environment.
Understanding your browser environment is the first step in managing your browser. You need the ability to effectively collect an inventory of web applications with details correlating the applications with component usage. This should be granular-level usage data showing who, when, and how often applications are accessed by users throughout your enterprise. Specifically, you should be able to get data about:
Planning for the complexity of your browser environment is the second step. Your browser-related data needs to be presented as usable analytics. These analytics are essential as you rationalize application use, as well as identify compatibility and security hotspots so you can make the best decisions to achieve increased security and IT efficiency. During this planning phase should be able to:
During this final step, you need the tools to put your plan into action. Addressing migrations and upgrades are just some of the ways you’ll take action in your environment. You’ll also need powerful tools to manage the threats that come with legacy versions of add-ons like Java and ActiveX. In addition, you need to ready for future challenges such as the cloud, SaaS applications, and shadow IT. You will need the ability to: