I am a web developer for a very large IT organization. Our sites see a healthy portion of our traffic from Google Chrome. So as a web developer I have that browser on my development laptop to test our web applications with it. Along with IE 8 (approved corporate default browser) and the current version of FF (which is also approved software) Of course as is the problem with large organizations our business partners and IT Security partners don't speak to each other.
So today I got an email from our internal IT security team saying that Google Chrome isn't approved software and I quote "it is a huge risk to the organization". They told me they are going to automatically remove it from my machine today. So now I am unable to support the business requirement of supporting Chrome traffic, and unable to skirt around the unapproved software policy.
I recognize that browsers (and possibly email) are the biggest internal threats to IT security for internal employees. However, this problem is most definitely not unique to our organization. So I am curious to know how other internal IT security teams handle approving browsers for use on corporate hardware.