Chrome Extension Discovery and Blocking

Gain visibility into what extensions are in use and block malicious activity.

Chrome Extension Challenges

There are 5 billion people using Chrome and the browser has captured over 67% of market share in 2019. That means businesses looking to take their browser and email to the next level, are using G Suite and Chrome for Business & Enterprise. As the number of companies using Google’s services increases, attacks against Chrome become more prevalent and more sophisticated. Hackers create malicious extensions, malware, and ad networks specifically for their targets. In 2015, Google reported that 1 in 10 Chrome extensions were malicious. In order to stay on top of extensions that steal data, install dangerous software, or break compliance, it is important to know what extensions are running in the first place. There has never been an easy way to do this, until now.

Chrome Extension Challenges

There are 5 billion people using Chrome and the browser has captured over 67% of market share in 2019. That means businesses looking to take their browser and email to the next level, are using G Suite and Chrome for Business & Enterprise. As the number of companies using Google’s services increases, attacks against Chrome become more prevalent and more sophisticated. Hackers create malicious extensions, malware, and ad networks specifically for their targets. In 2015, Google reported that 1 in 10 Chrome extensions were malicious. In order to stay on top of extensions that steal data, install dangerous software, or break compliance, it is important to know what extensions are running in the first place. There has never been an easy way to do this, until now.

Monitoring Your Extensions

To establish a monitoring and blocking procedure, you first need to audit your extensions. Traditionally, this requires scripts to run repeatedly and a malware detection system to delete extensions every time they’re added. Since Chrome stores extension information, that means a perpetual cycle of delete and re-install. Scripts that audit extensions typically break after updates and only work on Windows environments. Apozy lets you know what extensions are running - by everyone, everywhere - inside your business. Our dashboard and data allows you to generate reports across your entire organization or drill in individually. This visibility provides insight into potential malware threats, data loss, as well as policy and compliance violations.

Monitoring Your Extensions

To establish a monitoring and blocking procedure, you first need to audit your extensions. Traditionally, this requires scripts to run repeatedly and a malware detection system to delete extensions every time they’re added. Since Chrome stores extension information, that means a perpetual cycle of delete and re-install. Scripts that audit extensions typically break after updates and only work on Windows environments. Apozy lets you know what extensions are running - by everyone, everywhere - inside your business. Our dashboard and data allows you to generate reports across your entire organization or drill in individually. This visibility provides insight into potential malware threats, data loss, as well as policy and compliance violations.

Extension Blocking

Once you identify extensions you want to block, use our one-click fix to disable the add-on and ensure your data stays safe and malware is neutered. This control can be applied to any individual or group listed in your admin panel, allowing you specific control across your organization.

Extension Blocking

Once you identify extensions you want to block, use our one-click fix to disable the add-on and ensure your data stays safe and malware is neutered. This control can be applied to any individual or group listed in your admin panel, allowing you specific control across your organization.

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