Governance & Risk Management , Remote Workforce , Video

How Modern Businesses Are Cutting Costs and Boosting Efficiency With the Enterprise Browser

Why Enterprise Browsers Not Only Enhance Security But Also Reduce Operational Costs
Mike Fey, co-founder and CEO, Island (Image: Island)

Businesses can achieve significant cost savings and operational enhancements by switching from a traditional consumer browser to an enterprise browser, said Island CEO Mike Fey.

See Also: How Enterprise Browsers Enhance Security and Efficiency

Implementing an enterprise browser allows businesses to retire as many as 15 existing technologies including VDI and VPNs, which Fey said both saves money and simplifies operations. Consolidating multiple tools into one streamlines the management and maintenance of IT resources, while enhanced security features in the enterprise browser safeguard sensitive data better than consumer browsers (see: How the Enterprise Browser Has Reshaped the Modern Workplace).

"It's not just for a little better cybersecurity. It's not just for a little automation. It's not just for better end-user experience," Fey said. "The amalgamation of all those things allows people to do stuff in their business they couldn't do before. All of a sudden, entire call centers are off VDI. People are able to operate from any device any way they want. We stop backhauling all this traffic needlessly."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Fey also discusses:

  • How adopting an enterprise browser leads to direct reductions in IT spending;
  • Why enterprise browsers protect sensitive data more effectively than rivals;
  • How enterprise browsers simplify management and maintenance of IT resources.

Prior to founding Island, Fey served as president and COO at Symantec and before joining Symantec, he served as president and COO of Blue Coat, leading all product and go-to-market functions at both organizations. Before that, Fey was executive vice president and general manager for enterprise products at McAfee and chief technology officer of Intel Security, where he drove the company's vision around network, endpoint and analytics security.

This is the second part in a three-part series. To view the first and third parts, click here.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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