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Protect Chrome users with Chrome Enterprise Premium

Start here to implement enhanced user protections in Chrome

Chrome Enterprise Premium features are available only for customers who have purchased Chrome Enterprise Premium.

You can use Chrome Enterprise Premium threat and data protection to integrate Chrome with a variety of security features, to enhance existing Chrome security protections or use new features with Chrome. These include additional protections against web-based threats, such as malware and social engineering, and use Data Loss Prevention (DLP) rules, security alerts, and reporting tools.

Here are steps for implementing these protections, and reporting and investigation options to explore after the protections are configured and in use.

Configure Chrome, create DLP rules, and set up alerts

Step 1: Set up Chrome Management

Set up either Cloud Management for your Chrome browser, Chrome Managed Profiles, or Chrome Device Management, depending on your supported operating system(s).

For details:

Step 2: Set up Chrome browser policies

To enable additional protections against data loss and malware in Chrome, you need to enable Chrome Enterprise connectors so content gathered in Chrome is uploaded to Google Cloud for analysis. The Chrome Enterprise connectors must be enabled for DLP rules to integrate with Chrome.

These settings are in addition to any general settings you configured as part of overall Chrome Browser Cloud Management or Chrome Device Management.

For details: Set Chrome Enterprise connector policies for Chrome Enterprise Premium

Note:

  • On Windows or Mac (with Chrome Browser Cloud Management configured): Chrome Enterprise Premium is enabled through device or machine level cloud policies (go to Understand Chrome Policy Management for details). This means that Chrome Enterprise Premium will be applied to any Chrome Browsers enrolled in Chrome Browser Cloud Management on that device.
  • On Chrome OS: Chrome Enterprise Premium is enabled through user-specific policies on a managed device. Chrome Enterprise connector policies apply to a specific user and only if the managed device is on the user’s domain.

Step 3: Verify that the Chrome Enterprise Premium service is enabled

  1. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenAdditional Google services.
  2. If the Chrome Enterprise Premium service is not currently ON, click the service to open its settings page.
  3. Click Service status.
  4. Click On for everyone, and then click Save.

For information on how to turn a service on for specific organizational units or groups, see Turn a service on or off for Google Workspace users.

Step 4: Set up data protection rules

After you enable Chrome Enterprise Connectors, create DLP rules. These rules are specific to Chrome and warn of or block the sharing of sensitive data, or block access to URLs that are unsafe or not compliant with organizational policies. The rules trigger alerts and messages in the Chrome browser, letting users know that file uploads or downloads are blocked, or warning that sensitive data might be shared or that they're visiting unsafe or noncompliant websites.

For details: Use Chrome Enterprise Premium to integrate DLP with Chrome

Step 5: Set up activity alert rules

Set up alert center rules so analysts are notified of certain security events.

For details: View alert details

View the audit log and security reports, and perform investigations

After you configure Chrome Enterprise Premium and events occur, you can use the Rules audit log and security dashboard security reports to monitor security events. Also, you can use the investigation tool to learn more about alert notifications.

View the Rules log events

Use the Rules audit log to track user attempts to share sensitive data.  The Rules audit log tracks Device ID and Device Type audit data types for Chrome Enterprise Premium-related events.

For details on DLP rules-related audit data types: Rules log events.

View security dashboard reports

View reports in the security dashboard. Security reports related to Chrome Enterprise Premium are:

Use the investigation tool to examine security issues

You can further investigate the source of the alert in the security investigation tool, which allows you to identify, triage, and take action on security and privacy issues in your domain.

For details: About the security investigation tool

Chrome Enterprise Premium threat and data protection URLs

These URLs are used by Chrome to check for updates when running Chrome Enterprise Premium threat and data protection. Chrome must access the following URLs when Chrome Enterprise Premium threat and data protection is implemented.

For details: Manage Chrome updates (Windows); the URLs are listed under Questions: What URLs are used for Chrome browser updates?

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