Island Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023

The Island Enterprise Browser Ranks in Most Innovative Companies Security Category

DALLAS--()--Island, the leader and pioneer in the Enterprise Browser market, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.

This year’s list highlights the businesses at the forefront of their respective industries, paving the way for the innovations of tomorrow. These companies are setting the standard with some of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world. In addition to the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, 540 organizations are recognized across 54 sectors and regions.

“Being named to Fast Company’s 2023 list of Most Innovative Companies is a significant validation of Island’s mission to reshape the future of work by redefining the role of the browser in the enterprise,” said Mike Fey, Island’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “By unlocking the potential of the browser, Island delivers a uniquely innovative approach to protect key application resources, create an employee experience centered on productivity and flexibility, and reimagine the way IT leaders enable users to create business value.”

The Island Enterprise Browser

The Island Enterprise Browser is the desktop of the future, enabling organizations to protect users and data at the very point where they interact with SaaS and internal web applications. Using the Island Enterprise Browser, security teams fully control the last mile, from basic protections such as copy, paste, download, upload, and screenshot capture, to more advanced security demands such as data redaction, watermarking and multi-factor authentication insertion. This opens up unprecedented opportunities across a growing number of enterprise use cases, including securing critical SaaS and internal web applications from data leakage, safe access for contractors and BYOD workers, and full governance over privileged user accounts. It also delivers a native user experience for the hybrid worker in contrast to costly and poor-performing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), while supporting built-in safe browsing, web filtering, web isolation, exploit prevention, and Zero Trust network access at much lower cost.

Island customers

Organizations across a variety of industries leverage the Island Enterprise Browser to solve their unique challenges. Some examples include:

  • A telehealth company is using the Island Enterprise Browser to enable thousands of contractor clinicians to safely access and use sensitive electronic medical records on their own devices, while giving the organization the fine-tuned controls needed to safeguard and demonstrate regulatory compliance. Clinicians simply log into the Island Enterprise Browser and safely get to work.
  • At Ashland, a global chemical manufacturer, Chief Information Security Officer Bob Schuetter said the Island Enterprise Browser is changing the way the company attacks problems. “We can do things we didn’t used to think we could do, and we’re becoming better business partners because of it,” Schuetter said.
  • Mattress Firm, a nationwide mattress retailer, deployed the Island Enterprise Browser to tablets used by showroom employees across its 2,400 stores nationwide. “I’ve never seen a tool that gives you this much control over what is happening in the browser,” said Brandon Shafer, Director of IT at Mattress Firm.
  • The Island Enterprise Browser imposes no new training requirements for users. The way users interact with it is exactly the same as the experience to which they are accustomed. “It’s the first security tool that we have ever implemented that the end users actually enjoy,” said Tim Ringley, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at The Bank of Marion.

Learn more about Island customers here.

Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the companies making the biggest strides around the globe. They also judged nominations received through their application process.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. “This year’s list compiles some of the most cutting-edge groundbreakers who are changing our world every single day. Everyone on this list does something completely, uniquely different, yet, they all have one thing in common: innovation,” said Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan.

Fast Company will host its third annual Most Innovative Companies Summit on April 19 and 20. The virtual summit celebrates the Most Innovative Companies in business, and provides an inside look at cutting-edge business trends and what it takes to innovate in 2023. Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2023) is available online here, as well as in-app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning March 14. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.


Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at


Island is the developer of the Enterprise Browser – the ideal enterprise workplace, where work flows freely while remaining fundamentally secure. With the core needs of enterprise naturally embedded in the browser itself, Island gives organizations complete control, visibility, and governance over the last mile, while delivering the same smooth Chromium-based browser experience users expect. Led by experienced leaders of the enterprise security and browser technology space and backed by leading venture funds – Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital, Cyberstarts, and Stripes – Island is redefining the future of work for some of the largest, most respected enterprises in the world. Island is based in Dallas with research and development in Tel Aviv and can be reached at or (866) 832-7114.


Andy Shane
Big Valley Marketing for Island


Andy Shane
Big Valley Marketing for Island