We at Island are excited to be named a Customers’ Choice for September 2023 Gartner® Peer Insights™ for Security Service Edge1. This distinction is a recognition of vendors in this market based on feedback and ratings from 84 verified end users of Island who shared their opinions as of July 31, 2023.
You may be wondering why Island is listed in the Security Service Edge category. As an emerging market category, Enterprise Browsers are not yet featured as a distinct category within Gartner Peer Insights™. While the architecture of the Enterprise Browser is significantly different from the traditional SSE vendors, the outcomes overlap. Gartner defines the category as:
“SSE secures access to the web, cloud services and private applications regardless of the location of the user or the device they are using or where that application is hosted. It also provides enhanced security, and visibility for the software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) environments accessed by the end users.”2
Hear in the Voice of the Customer what our reviewers had to say:
“Island is a shockingly mature security product with a feature set that hits the center of the mark. Prior to my initial hands-on experience, I compiled a list of security features that I presumed were either absent or difficult to implement. Not only did the browser include all of these features, but the Island team addressed each one unprompted. It speaks to two exceptional strengths of the Island browser: the maturity of the feature set and a keen awareness of what security controls Enterprises care about most."
– Security Engineer in the Finance industry. Read the full review.
“I describe the Island Enterprise Browser as a super-hardened browser that is centrally managed by your organization and can be used to replace your VPN and other security systems, helping achieve zero trust for remote access. The Island sales team has been very responsive to our many questions and exceptionally generous with their time during the proof of concept process. The Island browser is a clever, elegant technology that security practitioners should look into.”
– Director of Cybersecurity in the Services industry. Read the full review.
“The Island browser is great for the enterprise business. Island has a lot of built-in privacy features, like the ability to block third-party cookies and tracking scripts. The Island browser can be optimized for productivity along with data protection and security safeguards, like malware prevention. Features such as tab management, bookmarking, and copy & paste protection all integrated with productivity tools is perfect for the on-prem and remote work force.”
– Manager, IT Security and Risk Management in the Insurance industry. Read the full review.
“Island has been incredibly helpful with setup, configuration, implementation and then support of this product. I have dealt with many products and deployment teams over the past 25 years. They have been hands down one of the best, most professional and knowledgeable teams I have worked with. Their knowledge is not just limited to their product. They do not disappoint.”
– Information Security Engineer in the Manufacturing industry. Read the full review.
We believe this distinction is a particularly significant milestone for everyone at Island for two reasons: First, because it comes directly from customers — the most important voices in guiding our work. Second, we were recognized in the very first year we participated in the Gartner Peer Insights community. We believe this reflects the incredible growth and customer interest in improving their security and productivity outcomes through adoption of the Enterprise Browser. Island pioneered the enterprise browser market and continues to lead, helping customers deliver on their digital transformation initiatives.
Gartner Peer Insights is a free peer review and ratings platform designed for enterprise software and services decision makers. Reviews are organized by products in markets that are defined by Gartner Research in Magic Quadrant and Market Guide documents. Vendors placed in the upper-right quadrant of the “Voice of the Customer” quadrants are recognized with the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinction, denoted with a Customers’ Choice badge. The recognized vendors meet or exceed both the market average Overall Experience and the market average User Interest and Adoption.
To all of our customers who submitted reviews, thank you! If you have an Island story to share, we encourage you to join the Gartner Peer Insights crowd and weigh in.
1Source: Gartner, Voice of the Customer for Security Service Edge, Peer Contributors, 29 September 2023
Reviews quoted above have been edited to account for errors and readability.
2Source: Gartner Peer Insights: Security Service Edge https://www.gartner.com/reviews/market/security-service-edge
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