Silo resolves the security issues common in native browsers by employing a double layer of isolation to decrease the risk of data breaches and malware infections
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2018 /CNW/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the global cloud browser market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Authentic8 with the 2018 Global New Product Innovation Award for its cloud-based browser service, Silo. This software as a service (SaaS)-based offering creates isolated, virtual browsers in Authentic8's cloud-hosted platform and equips Authentic8 customers with enterprise-grade controls over and reporting of end users' browser activities.
"Silo is often classified as a remote browser isolation product; however, it stands out by being a SaaS offering," said Michael Suby, Stratecast VP of Research, Frost & Sullivan. "In addition to eliminating infrastructure investments and management by its customers, Silo improves operational security by creating a double layer of isolation between end users and websites. A noteworthy benefit of this double layer is eliminating the potential of contracting malicious code embedded in rendered website code. Any potential malicious code is eliminated during the Authentic8's proprietary transcoding and remote display procedure."
Hosted in a number of different cloud infrastructure providers around the world, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Compute Environment (GCE), Silo is highly integrable and many of Authentic8's customers pair the service with their existing web access and content control technologies. For example, end users accessing unclassified web sites are transparently directed through Silo, as are end users accessing personal email. In both of these use cases, the organization's network and end-user devices are insulated from malware infections.
Another noteworthy feature of Silo's service is the reduction in the traffic load between end-user locations and the virtual browsers. Compared to standard native browsers, Authentic8's virtual browser reduces incoming traffic stream (rendering) by 30 – 50 percent. This is a significant advantage for businesses that are broadening access permissions, but not their Internet bandwidth capacity.
Operationally and confirmed by Silo customers, reductions in security incidents, permission exceptions, and log analysis on web use is a common outcome with Silo use.
"With its easy-to-use granular policy controls, Silo is in use by organizations in multiple sectors including defense, legal, and financial services," noted Mr. Suby. "Meanwhile, the company is expanding its support of additional enterprise use cases that are either browser-based or browser-dependent, such as secure collaboration enclaves."
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased return on investment (ROI) it gives customers, which, in turn, raises customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
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Founded in 2010 by principals from Postini, Authentic8 is redefining how the browser is used to access web data. Its flagship product, Silo, is a cloud-based secure browser. Silo creates a perfect isolation layer between the user and the web, keeping all web code isolated in a secure environment while delivering an encrypted display of the remote browser session. Silo can also manage login credentials, device access controls and DLP policies. The Silo browser is built fresh at session start, and destroyed at session end, ensuring that users remain secure, compliant, and anonymous online. Try Silo risk free at www.authentic8.com.
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