Major browsers take more steps toward security

Traditional users of legacy system modernization tools may be used to add-ons, plugins and additions to their systems that promise to make managing data easier. However, these solutions pose possible liabilities for companies nowadays, and the simpler the workflow, the fewer incompatibility issues enterprises could face as they bring their data into a format other devices can access.

Modern Web browsers are making it easier to access the Internet securely, something companies that have many different devices logging into the same network should be aware of. Plugins are becoming less favored, and Web companies are seeking alternate means to ensure secure access. For example, Google is changing the traditional Chrome alert icons, removing the "yellow sign" toolbar indicator due to possible confusion.

In an article for Security Intelligence, David Strom of IBM notes that major browsers like Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are moving away from older plugins, and cites the reasons that browser add-ons are less efficient.

"Browser add-ons had three major issues. First, they had access to the entire browser session, so they couldn't be sandboxed and protected," he said. "They represented large targets of cyberattack opportunities since every user had the same version of Flash or Java. They also were less stable than the main browser code themselves."

Inventu Flynet offers equal levels of access among all popular browsers, as companies embrace the newer browser trends that make updating the mainframe easier. With this option, businesses won't have to worry about additional steps that put them at risk, and can instead focus on transitioning to a secure cloud environment.