3 (More) Chromebook Myths to Forget

December 20, 2019

When it comes to Chromebook features and functionality, there are a lot of myths out there. Have you fallen for one? Earlier this month, we shared three common Chromebook myths and why you should forget them. Here are three more debunked myths about Chrome devices.

Myth 1: Chromebooks Don’t Get Regular Updates

The threat landscape is continually evolving, and security updates are critical. While some people believe Chromebooks don’t receive regular updates, Chrome updates actually run seamlessly in the background, without any direction from the end-user. These background updates mean there’s no downtime, and users get the maximum amount of protection with the minimal amount of effort.

Myth 2: Chromebooks Aren’t Secure

Because Chromebooks aren’t equipped with anti-virus software, many people assume they’re not secure. However, nothing could be further from the truth. The Chrome operating system is read-only which means installed apps and extensions can’t modify it. Not only that, but each web page and Chrome app runs inside its own virtual sandbox so any threats are effectively contained. And with “Verified Boot,” Chromebooks can self-check for tampering or system corruption and repair themselves as needed.

Myth 3: Chromebooks Are Difficult to Manage

Some people believe it’s difficult to properly manage Chromebooks, but the Chrome Device Management tool makes it easy. With this cloud-based console, admins can enforce policies, set up Chrome features by user, grant access to internal VPNs and WiFi networks, forcibly install Chrome apps and extensions, and more.

Don’t fall for the myths. Email google@synnex.com to learn more about Chromebook’s extensive enterprise capabilities,

IoT, Security