DALLAS, Oct. 17, 2023 — Island, the pioneer and leader in the enterprise browser market, is excited to share that they were named a Customers’ Choice in the 2023 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Security Service Edge. Gartner defines Security Service Edge 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.”
In the survey, 84 verified end users of Island weighed in with their opinion, and 100% of them concluded that they would recommend Island as of September 2023. For us, this recognition is particularly gratifying, coming in the first year Island participated in the Gartner Peer Insights program. We believe this speaks to the rapid customer adoption and strong interest in the Enterprise Browser, and the value it brings to a wide range of industries and use cases.
“When we founded Island, we knew our Enterprise Browser was a compelling solution that would prove valuable to customers. And while our rapid growth and the caliber of our customers is very gratifying, this kind of customer love is so rare and is what drives us everyday,” said Michael Fey, CEO and Co-Founder of Island. “The Enterprise Browser is helping many of the largest and most sophisticated organizations in the world secure their applications and data, while providing end users with a workspace where they can be more productive in their roles. It is great to see that value come through in these reviews.”
Earlier this year, Island was also recognized in Gartner research and named in four Gartner Hype CycleTM reports covering Zero Trust Networking, Everything-as-a-Service, Endpoint Security, and Workload and Network Security. As more workers do most, if not all, of their work through the browser, enterprises are seeing the value in adopting the Enterprise Browser. Shifting the point of control and governance to the point of maximum impact — the browser — unlocks new workflows, more flexibility, and ultimately more productivity throughout the enterprise.
To read more about this recognition, visit the Island Blog.
The Island Enterprise Browser
The Island Enterprise Browser is the desktop of the future, enabling organizations to protect users and data, reducing friction at the very point where they interact with SaaS and internal web applications. Using the Island Enterprise Browser, security teams fully control the last mile, from basic protections such as copy, paste, download, upload, and screenshot capture, to more advanced security demands such as data redaction, watermarking and multi-factor authentication insertion. This opens up unprecedented opportunities across a growing number of enterprise use cases, including securing critical SaaS and internal web applications from data leakage, safe access for contractors and BYOD workers, and full governance over privileged user accounts. It also delivers a native user experience for the hybrid worker in contrast to costly and poor-performing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), while supporting built-in safe browsing, web filtering, web isolation, exploit prevention, and Zero Trust network access at much lower cost.
Gartner, Voice of the Customer for Security Service Edge, Peer Contributors, 29 September 2023
Gartner, Hype Cycle for Zero Trust Networking, 2023, July 2023. Hype Cycle for XaaS, 2023, July 2023, Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security, 2023, August 2023, Hype Cycle for Workload and Network Security, 2023, July 2023.
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Island is the developer of the Enterprise Browser – the ideal enterprise workplace, where work flows freely while remaining fundamentally secure. With the core needs of the enterprise naturally embedded in the browser itself, Island gives organizations complete control, visibility, and governance over the last mile, while delivering the same smooth Chromium-based browser experience users expect. Led by experienced leaders of the enterprise security and browser technology space and backed by leading venture funds – Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital, Cyberstarts, Stripes, Cisco Investments and Georgian – Island is redefining the future of work for some of the largest, most respected enterprises in the world. Island is based in Dallas with research and development in Tel Aviv and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (866) 832-7114.
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