As already mentioned in previous entries, Randed was founded on the basis of two fundamental premises:

  • For some time now, traditional defense strategies were not enough. It was becoming increasingly easier for cyber attackers to bypass perimeter defense tools (signature-based antivirus, firewalls, secure web gateways and sandboxes) by launching attacks through the web.
  • Attacks shared a common denominator: the web browser

With this in mind, we realized that it was necessary to move to a proactive approach that guaranteed the elimination of any possible threat. The result of all these ideas and analysis was our Isolation Cloud Technology and our three products: AGS, AGU and AGD.

But, what is a web browser? Are web browsers and search engines the same?

The fact that many search engines are already integrated into web browsers can lead us to confusion (for example Firefox has Google, Yahoo and Wikipedia among others) but not, these two concepts are not the same. Search engines and web browsers are two different types of software, mutually complementary and equally necessary to retrieve information on the Internet but quite different from each other.

Browsers are software applications (programs) that are installed on computers and allow users to access and view any web page (previously indexed in the search engine) acting as intermediaries between the user and the Internet. Search engines could be defined as special pages accessed by the browser with more specific content (as if it were an automated library file). In short, if they did not exist we would have to know the exact URL of each page to be able to access them.

In conclusion, web browsers allow us to access information on the Internet but it is the search engine that tells it how to access this information. The reason why sometimes they are integrated is nothing other than preventing the browser from having to go to the search engine to obtain information by allowing searches directly in the browser.

Is it possible to change the default search engine in a browser?

Yes, always. In fact, most browsers incorporate tools for this, so it is an easy and quick task.

What are the most used browsers?

To answer this question we will use the two main sources of shared data: Net Applications and StatCounter (The figures are slightly different because each tool calculates the market share of browsers based on different criteria: unique users and page views respectively).

Net Applications

  • 59.84%

    Google Chrome

  • 15.09%

    Internet Explorer

  • 13.14%

    Mozilla Firefox

  • 4.58%

    Microsoft Edge

  • 4.40%

    Safari

StatCounter

  • 15.87%

    Google Chrome

  • 14.59%

    Safari

  • 6.08%

    Mozilla Firefox

  • 5.28%

    Internet Explorer

  • 3.89%

    Opera

Leaving aside the differences in criteria of both tools, it is clear that today, Google Chrome is the absolute leader of the market.

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