The internet is a dangerous place full of exploits that can cause serious damage to your devices. Microsoft is aware of this, and it has released a new model for Edge that adds an extra layer of security to keep you safe from these threats.
To use the new browsing mode, make sure you’ve updated Edge to version 98.0.1108.43. To get it up and running, you’ll need to enable a group policy after it’s been updated. Because Group Policy is not intended for home users, it is only available on Windows Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.
“Improve your online security.” “This is a browsing mode in Microsoft Edge where browser security takes precedence, providing users with an additional layer of protection when browsing the web,” the patch notes state.
When this mode is enabled, it helps protect against in-the-wild exploits (also known as zero-days), which means you’ll have an extra layer of defense against any unfixed exploits. It’s not a mode that everyone will want to use, but it’s something to think about if you’re concerned about security.
Microsoft provides a detailed explanation of the policy and how to enable it. To enable it, you must have administrative privileges and be on Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise.
This Edge version also includes personalized multi-profile experiences. You can configure Edge to change profiles automatically when you visit specific websites, which is a great convenience.