Archived U.S. Government Approved Protection Profile - Protection Profile for Web Browsers Version 1.0
Short Name: pp_webbrowser_v1.0
Technology Type: Web Browser
CC Version: 3.1
Succeeded By: pp_app_webbrowser_ep_v2.0
Sunset Date: 2015.12.16
Conformance Claim: NoneProtection Profile
Web browsers are client applications that retrieve and render content provided by web servers, primarily using the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) or HTTP Secure (HTTPS). Browsers have grown in complexity over the years, starting as tools used to display simple, unchanging web pages and becoming sophisticated execution environments for web content. The use of browsers to administer accounts, servers or embedded systems remotely requires them to handle sensitive information securely. Innovations such as tabs, extensions and HTML5 have not only increased browser functionality, but also introduced new security concerns. Being the principal method for accessing the Internet, and due to their complexity and the information that they process, browsers are a natural target for attackers. As a result, it is paramount that the security of web browsers be improved to reduce the risk to client machines and enterprise networks.
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