The VMware Browser is an AirWatch app created to provide your organization a manageable and secure alternative to device native web browsers. As an AirWatch Admin, you can configure this app in the AirWatch Console. The configurations you set determine the apps behavior once it deploys to end users. This guide explains the AirWatch Console settings that apply to the VMware Browser, provides a brief explanation of how they impact the deployed apps behavior, and instructions on how to configure these settings.

Security and Encryption

The VMware Browser provides a secure browsing experience that you can tailor to enhance ease of use or security.

VMware Browser security works on multiple configurable levels:

  • Application Level – Secure VMware Browser at the application level by requiring end users to authenticate with a passcode, biometerics, or Active Directory credentials. Alternatively, you can enable Single Sign On to facilitate ease of use.
  • Tunnel Level – Use VMware Tunnel certificates to encrypt traffic. Only enrolled and compliant devices are given access to the VMware Tunnel.
  • Website Level – Disable integrated authentication to require end users to authenticate when they access internal sites.

VMware Browser uses AES-256 for streaming and on disk encryption for downloaded files and browser settings.