Google has finally announced the much awaited Chrome Enterprise Edition. The Chrome Enterprise is expected to be a “single, cost-effective solution” for organizations in order to “give them the flexibility and control to keep their employees connected.”
One might end up confusing the Google Chrome Enterprise with the browser. However, the Chrome Enterprise is a different variant of the Chrome OS. Google is apparently working with organizations via the Chrome Enterprise Support in order to “configure, deploy and manage the Chrome browser.”
Chrome Enterprise offers a host of features, including access to enterprise app storefronts, deep security controls, 24/7 support, as well as integration with cloud and on-premise management tools, VMware Workspace ONE and Microsoft Active Directory. Google
Google has currently priced the Chrome Enterprise at $50 per device per year of service. The Chrome Enterprise will come with additional Enterprise centric features as opposed to the ChromeOS which is targeted at personal users. Google has further assured that the Chrome Enterprise is compatible with on-premise infrastructure via the Microsoft Active Directory.
The salient features of the Chrome enterprise editions include Managed Google Play, Managed Chrome Extensions& Browser Management, Printer Management, Single Sign-On Support, Managed Networks & Proxies, Managed OS Updates, Theft Prevention, and 27/7 Enterprise Support. The Enterprise offering is only set to get better as Google is bringing the Play Store for the Chrome OS stable build. Chromebook is already doing good when it comes to the educational sector, and with the shift, Google is vying for the enterprise market.
To ease the migration process, Google is also offering on-premise integration trials so that admins can sign up and get going in a matter of minutes. The Chrome Enterprise will also support Workspace One which is a centralized approach to manage both corporate-owned device or even bring-your-own device.