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What is Chromebook Security Extension?
Why Chromebook Security Extension is Important
Chromebooks are helping developing populations go digital, but they are also becoming near-ubiquitous learning aids in many schools. Security and compliance, particularly with CIPA in the United States, are critical issues. In particular, when students take school-issued Chromebooks off-campus and use them to connect to the internet through unsecured home or public Wi-Fi networks, they are vulnerable to prohibited content, as well as to malware intrusions that could later spread to the school network. This makes it important to use a solution that enforces web access policies on Chromebooks even when they are not connected to the network.
Chromebooks use a special version of the Chrome browser as their operating system. As a result, you cannot install traditional applications on them. Instead, added programs must be either in the form of browser extensions or web applications. Chromebooks are tightly integrated with the Google Apps suite, which gives you a wide range of control mechanisms and security features, but they do not offer URL content filtering or internet activity reporting.