Last month, we published the core principles around Chrome security. This included commitments such as working with the internet community to help increase security for all web browsers, and continuing to design Chrome to offer multiple layers of defence against cyber attacks.

Today, we’re honoured that the BSI, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security, has highlighted several of Chrome’s security features in a best-practice guide for Windows users. The report is part of the BSI’s ongoing efforts to improve cyber security.

According to the report, the browser is the central component for accessing any online service on the web, and a common entry point for cyber attacks. In order to reduce the risk, the BSI recommends that users install a browser with sandbox technology.

“The browser that currently most consistently implements this protection is Google Chrome,” the report states. “Comparable mechanisms in other browsers are either weaker, or non-existent. By using Google can significantly reduce the risk of a successful IT attack.”

In addition to Chrome’s sandbox, the guide also points to the importance of Chrome’s auto-update feature.

“Equally positive is the auto-update functionality of Google Chrome, which includes a bundled version of the Adobe Flash Player,” the report continues. “By bundling it with Chrome, the Adobe Flash Player will also always be kept up to date.”

We hope our efforts to improve the security and privacy of our users continue to help make the web a better place.