What Is Sandbox?

October 18, 2022

A sandbox is an isolated environment used to open files or run software without the risk of affecting the host system or device.

Sandboxing is applied in various areas of information technology, such as cybersecurity and virtualization.

In cybersecurity, sandboxes are used to locate malware in files and software. Web browsers use sandboxes to protect browsers and users from vulnerability exploits.

Virtualization is done using virtual machines – sandboxes that allow users to test operating systems and use files and software within those operating systems without endangering the main system.

Anastazija is an experienced content writer with knowledge and passion for cloud computing, information technology, and online security. At phoenixNAP, she focuses on answering burning questions about ensuring data robustness and security for all participants in the digital landscape.