When you’re running a business, it’s extremely important that you use a browser that keeps your files safe and secure. With many different options available to users we will go over four of the most popular internet browsers and discuss which the best option is for you and your needs.
Windows Explorer is one of the most popular internet browsers out there. This isn’t because of its functionality or performance, it’s simply because it comes preinstalled on all Windows based machines. The main drawback of this browser is the fact that it’s only available on the Windows platform, so cross compatibility is non-existent. It is considered to be one of the most susceptible browsers when it comes to viruses, so it is not recommended for business owners. There are no open source capabilities to speak of, so you are at the mercy of developers when it comes to updates.
Mozilla Firefox is a great option because it’s available on nearly every platform. There are a host of add-ons that allow for virus and malware protection, so it is a very safe and secure option. You will notice that there are open source capabilities, so there are plenty of updates that keep it functioning smoothly and properly. It’s considered to be a very stable option and it is available with most of the major platforms. We recommend this browser for many business users, and web developers.
Google Chrome is a great option and it’s a very memory-forgiving choice of the 4 internet browsers. This is a great option if you’re working with a network that is lacking a bit in the performance department. It’s compatible with most platforms aside from BSD and other Unix releases. There are a number of malware & virus screening capabilities that you can utilize, so it’s considered to be relatively safe. Chrome is an open source browser, so you can be certain that it’s a versatile option. We recommend this browser for Home users and Business users.
Opera is a decent option for business owners as it is also a browser that is available on a multitude of platforms. It may be a preferred option for you since it’s less vulnerable for malicious attacks due to its lesser popularity. It is not an open source browser, so you may have to wait around for an update. Although it’s a decent browser for light business use, it is a bit slower on the performance side of things in comparison to the other browsers mentioned.
There are a few other internet browsers out there that you may wish to check out, but these are the most common. This should give you a general idea of which is best for you and your business. For more protection online check out our network security page. We hope this helps protect our readers.