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Google Takes Its Chrome OS Flex Security System Out Of Beta Amid Looming Ransomware Threats

Google is trying to put an end to the sudden rise in ransomware threats. And the first step it’s taking at the moment is moving its ChromeOS Flex protection system out of beta.

The search engine giant revealed how the free system that is based on chrome will now be seen as providing necessary security for normal desktop users and those using MAC.

Now, such users will gain access to new operating systems which would be deployed thanks to USBs while getting managed with other Chrome tools.

Yes, Chrome OS Flex is very similar in terms of its codebase to others, but the thing that differentiates it is the fact that it receives installations on numerous devices including Windows and Apple’s Mac.


Therefore, there are an endless number of opportunities to gain for millions of users from all over the globe.

Google reveals how it made its flex available for so many during the start of this year and that’s why today, there are more than 400 devices that come under the category.

The same goes for enterprises that can now benefit from a fast-paced and more user-friendly security system. Google says deploying such systems across a giant fleet of devices is much easier and can also help in cases of data loss.

It’s quite evident that the threat of ransomware attacks is on the rise again as more and more organizations struggle to keep such threats at bay. Moreover, they’re becoming super intricate and being able to disguise themselves within systems so easily that detection is a whole new issue altogether.

To help give you a clearer picture, think about this. Ransomware attacks have increased by nearly 93% when you compare the previous year with this one.

One tech analyst says remote working has something to do with it as employees are far away from the workspace and therefore it’s not easy to deduce the number of vulnerabilities in their device. Their security is at risk most of the time.

Above all, such employees can’t follow proper security practices too.
 

So how does Google’s new protection system step in and counter such attacks? Well, challenges get addressed with assistance from Google’s Administrative Console.

As a whole, the system can completely erase and also disable those devices it feels have become compromised by coming under attack.

So, where exactly does this security system fit into today’s competitive market? Well, the answer is pretty simple. It’s battling against some of the biggest names in the tech industry where Windows 11 leads the pack.

And while you’d assume that since Windows 11 has a much bigger target market and plenty of diversity too, it would probably be better. But wait, all of those factors also go against the system because the threats just got bigger.

People view it as a huge target and that’s why more threat actors are trying to create malware that works against its systems so the chances of failure are greater.

Google’s Chrome OS Flex is a better alternative to a more secure environment as the exposure to threats is so much less. Let’s not forget how it can’t support so many native apps. And while you may believe that works against it, well, it’s the complete opposite.

There is even less room for the virus to do damage to all the data seen across devices.

Experts see the software being used in this system as a true leader in the AI world. And with threats looming in all directions, it makes sense why Google is preparing for the future. See the key difference here is doing a lot of work with much less effort and that’s the competitive edge this system has.

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