Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Google Chrome is Ready for Enterprise now

Recently, Google releases a number of tools for enterprise to centrally manage Chrome in AD environment, specifically:

Enterprises can start centrally roll out and update the browser using Group Policy using the standalone installer at a system-level across the organization.
  • Group Policy for Google Chrome. 
Google released ADM policy templates to allow admins to enforce the organization's requirements, such as default search provider, default homepage, manage security and privacy including the ability to disable auto-updates.
This allows enterprises to begin adopting Chrome even while continuing to use Internet Explorer. Moreover, Chrome Frame settings are also configurable through Group Policy.
One of an interesting feature from the ADM policy is to allow whitelist or blacklist of Chrome extensions. This will help locking down the browser's configuration.