This article describes the process of installing the Guardz Secure Browsing extension and what it does


What the Partner/Customer will need to be able to complete the steps, for example

  • Access to Guardz admin console

The Process

If Secure browsing hasn't been enabled yet, it will need to be enabled from the Guardz admin console. Go into Security Controls and scroll down to Secure Browsing and click Activate

Assuming all user accounts have been created/synced from the source directories (M365/Gsuite) you can now deploy the browser extension. Note that this is only available for Google Chrome currently.

You can deploy the extension by either manually installing the extension via a link or you can email instructions to your users.

Under Security Controls, click on Secure Browsing and then Deploy. From here you will be presented with the two options for deployment.

Clicking the 'for Chrome' option under 'Install the extension manually' will open the Google Chrome extension page for the Guardz secure browsing extension. You can right click/copy the link and open it in Chrome to be taken to the installation page.

Clicking the 'Send an Email' option will show the contents of an email that will be sent to the users. It will contain instructions to install the browser extension. You can choose send automatically to have Guardz send it or choose send from your email.

Once the user has installed the extension, they will just need to log in by clicking the extension and then using either the M365 or Google login option.

Once the installation has completed, it will begin reporting activity back to Guardz and any issues will come up in the Secure Browsing section. This won't allow admins to see what sites are visited but notifies them if suspicious sites are visited so that they can advise end users.

If the user clicks on the extension, they will see the below.