Why can't we use Firefox?
I asked our county-supplied technician recently why we could not install Firefox alongside IE on staff laptops. I understand it's a personal choice, but I prefer it because I find it less prone to the appearance of endless toolbars and the latest new dialogue box that seems to appear weekly.
He didn't have a problem with the element of personal choice but said that Firefox could not be used because it does not use / respect Group Policy Objects (GPOs). I understand what GPOs are but have had only limited dealings with them.
My question is whether it is really necessary to rely on client software (i.e. the browser) to enforce security restrictions. Is this not a task better achieved with restrictions at infrastructure level (i.e. the network / proxy / ISP - which is also provided by county)? I am talking about staff-only machines, if it makes any difference.