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What makes Chrome a good browser for business?

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Chrome enables enterprise productivity. It brings the helpfulness of Google to the enterprise, supporting more productive and secure ways to work in the cloud. Chrome also gives IT the tools they need to manage their browser deployment efficiently and centrally. Learn more about how to get your business started with Chrome Browser Cloud Management.
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What is Chrome Enterprise Upgrade?

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Chrome Enterprise Upgrade is a paid add-on for your Chrome OS devices. It provides IT with advanced security controls, simplified orchestration of the device fleet, enables flexible access to corporate data, allows integration with Active Directory and SAML SSO providers and offers 24/7 IT support. You can learn more and start your 30-day free trial here.
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What third party apps can I run on a Chrome OS device?

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Chrome OS gives employees access to the productivity and video conferencing apps they prefer, like Zoom, Slack, Meet, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office 365, and Teams. With Chrome Enterprise Recommended, it’s easy to identify best-of-breed solution partners, verified by Google to run great on Chrome OS. Managed Google Play allows IT to curate and deploy top enterprise apps and private apps. Access legacy and Windows apps in secure virtual environments through virtualization providers like Citrix and VMware, or use Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS to access Windows apps locally.
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No, Chrome Browser Enterprise Support is a paid offering that assists companies with more than 1,000 employees. Learn more about Chrome Browser Enterprise Support offerings, including direct, 24/7 access to Chrome browser experts.

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Yes. With Chrome Browser Cloud Management you can manage all your browsers both in the cloud and on-premises. You can get started here.

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Chrome enables enterprise productivity. It brings the helpfulness of Google to the enterprise, supporting more productive and secure ways to work in the cloud. Chrome also gives IT the tools they need to manage their browser deployment efficiently and centrally.

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Yes, you can. You can manage Chrome on premises by either downloading the bundle or the standalone ADM/ADMX templates. You can also manage Chrome in the cloud with Chrome Browser Cloud Management

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Chrome Browser Cloud Management provides admins with simple, centralized management from the cloud. It allows admins to manage their enterprise browser deployment across platforms all from the same place. Learn more about managing Chrome here or create an account.

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Chrome Browser Cloud Management gives IT admins the advantage of powerful and flexible management capabilities both in the cloud and on premises, at no additional cost. Learn more about managing Chrome here.

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"Chrome" is used to refer to "Chrome browser" and/or Chrome for consumer users. Chrome Enterprise is an umbrella of business offerings that include Chrome browser for business, Chrome OS for business, and Chrome OS devices for business.

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The enterprise download includes templates, policies, and other helpful content that supports your organization. It allows IT to have more control over their deployment. You can explore different download options here.

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Yes, Chrome browser for business use is a free download.
Chrome Enterprise provides the OS, browser, and devices your business needs to cloud-power your workforce.

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Chrome Enterprise Upgrade is a paid add-on for your Chrome OS devices. It provides IT with advanced security controls, simplified orchestration of the device fleet, enables flexible access to corporate data, allows integration with Active Directory and SAML SSO providers and offers 24/7 IT support. You can learn more and start your 30-day free trial here.

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Chrome OS gives employees access to the productivity and video conferencing apps they prefer, like Zoom, Slack, Meet, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office 365, and Teams. You can use Microsoft Office on Chrome OS to view, edit, and create Office documents in your browser. With Chrome Enterprise Recommended, it’s easy to identify best-of-breed solution partners, verified by Google to run great on Chrome OS. Managed Google Play allows IT to curate and deploy top enterprise apps and private apps. Access legacy and Windows apps in secure virtual environments through virtualization providers like Citrix and VMware, or use Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS to access Windows apps locally.

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No. Executables don’t run on Chrome OS, eliminating the need for antivirus software. Chrome OS is a tamper-proof OS. Equipped with security features like data encryption, sandboxing, and Google-designed Titan C chip protecting identity and system integrity, Chrome OS devices have built-in security. Google Safe Browsing alerts users from navigating to malicious sites and prevents threats and data leaks.

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Chrome OS gives modern workers the ease and flexibility that is now mandatory. Devices boot up fast and updates happen automatically in the background to mitigate downtime and improve efficiency. End users don’t have to accept any prompts or wait for loading screens; Google provides updates every six weeks that happen while users work, reducing downtime and interruptions for employees.

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Access legacy and Windows apps in secure virtual environments through virtualization providers like Citrix and VMware, or use Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS to access Windows apps locally.

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Chrome Enterprise Recommended is Google’s partner program for third-party solutions on Chrome OS. Chrome Enterprise Recommended partners have worked with Google to extend their product’s functionality, quality, security and end user experience.

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  1. Zero-touch enrollment ensures that Chrome OS devices are registered to automatically enroll once in the hand of end users.
  2. They are ready out-of-the box. All the user needs to do is connect to the internet, log in, and they are ready to go.
  3. Hardware-backed attestation secures the identity of the device to prevent spoofing attacks

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Chrome OS is a cloud-first solution built to support modern workforces and keep workers connected and productive from anywhere. Cloud profiles, regular background updates, and access to popular productivity and video conferencing apps help employees work effectively no matter their location. Lower total cost of ownership, multiple layers of security, and ease of management free IT to have more impact. With updates every six weeks that happen in the background, devices stay up to date and secure without causing employee downtime. With no imaging required, Chrome OS devices deploy quickly, and zero-touch enrollment allows IT to drop ship devices that automatically enroll into the enterprise domain.

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Chrome OS is a modern solution that supports your distributed cloud workforce. It enables your information workers with user-friendly tools that foster collaboration, boost productivity, and enable them to work from anywhere. Information workers include employees that belong to marketing, sales, human resources, operations, finance and other business teams. Chrome OS also helps you increase your frontline workforce efficiency with fast, shared devices and quick access to apps. Frontline workers include contact center agents, virtual healthcare professionals, training teams, office admins and other workers.

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Chrome OS supports many video conferencing solutions including Google Meet, Slack, Duo, Zoom, Citrix, Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, Skype and many more. You can find out more here.

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Chrome OS devices make a powerful alternative to traditional thin client solutions with their cloud-based security, fast deployment, and easy management. Organizations can deploy modern devices with long battery life that stay fast over time. In addition, organizations can run legacy and Windows apps through virtualization solutions like Citrix, VMware, and Cameyo for an alternative thin client solution experience.

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Getting Started with Chrome Enterprise Guide is a detailed guide for IT administrators who want to deploy Chrome OS devices. It covers tips and step by step guidance on how to enroll Chrome OS devices, using the Google Admin console to manage Chrome OS devices, setting key configuration for cloud-based policies and Chrome apps, deploying device and user policies and managing change in each phase of the deployment project in your organization.

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You can find the latest Chrome OS devices for your business on the devices page on our website. If you are confused about which one to choose you can check out our Chromebooks guide or explore Always Connected Chromebooks with LTE.

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Chromebook Enterprise combines the end user benefits of Chrome OS with the business capabilities of Chrome Enterprise Upgrade for IT to power the cloud workforce and work securely and effectively from anywhere. Get more details here.

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Hybrid work is the combination of a remote and an in-office workforce. Chrome OS was built just for this - a modern, secure solution built to enable productivity wherever work happens.You can learn more here.

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The nerve center of a cloud-first business, Chrome OS provides employees with a modern experience and devices that stay fast, have built-in security, deploy quickly, and reduce the total cost of ownership.

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Chrome OS has built-in and proactive security to protect your business from ransomware. Data and files are automatically backed up to the cloud and recoverable. Executable files cannot run on Chrome OS, which blocks any malicious apps from running. The read-only, tamper-proof OS means that it can’t be modified by apps or extensions and is thereby inaccessible by ransomware. There have been zero reported ransomware attacks on Chrome OS ever.

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To choose the right device for your cloud workers, it’s important to consider the needs of the user. Visit Insight’s Device Selector to discover the Chrome OS devices that are right for your employees.

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