Dell Launches Sandboxed Firefox 3.6

Dell has released the secure and sandboxed version of Firefox 3.6.

The Dell Kace Secure Browser uses Kace's Virtual Kontainer to create a virtualised version of Firefox, separating the web browser from other parts of the computer, making it more secure.

The web browser will be contained in a 'sand box', protecting the computer system against malicious entities.

Dell said that it had chosen the Mozilla Firefox web browser due to its popularity.

A company spokesperson also said that Dell was now working on the Internet Explorer 7 version of the browser and that the Firefox version can only run on 32-bit versions of Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP.

In a statement, the company said: “Limiting browser use to specific sites can control usage and protect from cross-site scripting attacks. By specifying which sites are to be blocked, it makes it easy to keep users away from known bad sites, and thereby limit their exposure to attacks,”

The browser is available as a free download here.