VMware launches Secure Browser Appliance
VMware made a splash in November when it released the free VMware Player, which lets users run pre-built VMware virtual machine configurations on client PCs. Now the company has taken its efforts a step further, teaming with Mozilla and Canonical (the makers of Ubuntu Linux) to create a pre-built virtual machine for the Firefox Web browser.
Called the Browser Appliance, this VMware Player distribution enables Linux and Windows PCs to run Firefox 1.07 or Firefox 1.50 in a completely virtualized system. The Browser Appliance makes host PCs all but immune from the ugly list of online threats and exploits that can propagate over Web browsers. Even if malware latches onto Firefox, its impact can never reach beyond the virtual machine. Threats like rootkits, spyware, adware, and viruses are simply cut off. ENT News | News: VMware's Secure Browser Appliance
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