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By Starbury ·
Hi everyone,
we are currently expanding the amount of users that we have using our citrix metaframe connection. I was wondering how are people addressing the issue of web surfing. I dont want to personally use IE since it is located on the server, I do not want users navigating to sites that could potentially have malicious content and possible compromise the whole system. My suggestion is to use Mozilla or maybe even firefox as a web browser. The only thing is that my boss doesnt see a real need to switch. we also are utilizing more thin clients so this is the only means for people connecting to the system..... I'm curious about how people are running similar systems.

please advise

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by Arcomm In reply to Citrix Enviornment

I would imagine that your users need certain web sites to perform their job duties and that those web sites require IE so it is unlikely you'll be able to go without it. You might be able to lock it down to only those who genuinely need it. Best bet is to survey your user community to find out what sites they need to visit and what browser is required for each, you can't just make blanket assumptions.

I also don't understand what the fuss is about. On well managed systems, IE is NOT a problem. It is usually user habits that need to be managed carefully. Certain people don't seem to understand why they shouldn't click on certain links provided by their outside "buddies" where they can download fancy stationaries, games, jokes, and the like. And while there are security holes that need to be patched, most of the issues you'll have to address will be a result these bad habits.

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