How to Lockdown Your Browser – KioskSimple Kiosk Browser Lockdown

kiosk browser lockdown software

If you’re planning to run your website on a public facing PC or tablet, it’s not hard to imagine what could go wrong if a malicious user were to hijack control of your web browser.  KioskSimple is the kiosk browser lockdown software designed specifically to secure your web browser.

Recently a pornographic video appeared on a kiosk touchscreen at Washington D.C.’s Union Station which was caused by someone who gained access to the kiosk’s desktop operating system that was not properly secured.

Continue reading to learn how KioskSimple kiosk browser lockdown software can help secure your public facing kiosks and tablets.

Dedicating your kiosk to running your website

If you’re running your website on a public facing kiosk or tablet, then chances are you want that device completely dedicated to running your website.

Our kiosk browser lockdown software ensures that your website is all that your user’s can view.  Not Facebook, Twitter or anything else.

In the case where you want your users to be able to navigate away to another website, we’ve got you covered there also with our website filtering feature.

Restricting the websites users can visit

In the case where you want your users to be able to browse a predefined list of websites, we’ve implemented support for website whitelist and blacklist filtering.

The whitelist is a list of websites your users can visit and a blacklist is a list of websites your users cannot visit.

These lists can be used simultaneously and also support complex regular expressions for greater flexibility.

Automatically launching your website on startup

When your kiosk first runs our kiosk browser lockdown software ensures that your website automatically launches on startup.

This is useful in the case where your kiosk reboots due to a power event or even due to user tampering.

Blocking popups and 3rd party applications

It’s common for there to be a lot of 3rd party applications installed on a new computer (aka bloatware) and chances are you don’t want those interrupting your user’s experience.

Our kiosk browser lockdown software makes it easy to create rules to automatically close unwanted applications which might popup and disrupt  your users.

We’ve also include predefined rules for commonly installed applications which you can customize.  In most cases the predefined rules are sufficient.

Filtering system keystrokes

In the case where a physical keyboard is attached, our kiosk browser lockdown software can easily filter system keystrokes like CTR-ALT-DEL.

Try our kiosk browser lockdown software free today!

We want to make sure you’re happy with our kiosk browser lockdown software before making a purchase.

This is why we provide a free trial of KioskSimple. If you have any questions or need assistance with the setup, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

We’re eager to help make your kiosk security concerns a thing of the past!

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Andrew Savala

Andrew Savala is the CEO of RedSwimmer Inc., creators of the kiosk lockdown software KioskSimple. Andrew has been developing kiosk software since 2007, with an emphasis on self-service retail payment applications.
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Author: Andrew Savala

Andrew Savala is the CEO of RedSwimmer Inc., creators of the kiosk lockdown software KioskSimple. Andrew has been developing kiosk software since 2007, with an emphasis on self-service retail payment applications.