The One-Time Use Browser and Storage System Adds a Network of Global Internet Exit Nodes for Isolated and Anonymous Data Analysis
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2014) - Authentic8, maker of Silo, the cloud-based secure browser for business, has expanded its product capabilities to include resources designed for information security research, incident response, emergency readiness, anti-fraud, and more. Where Silo is designed to control the use of web-based services by executing in a sandbox and implementing data-level policy controls, the new configuration, called Toolbox, brings the same isolation but includes features necessary for researchers to do their jobs more securely.
An early step in the information security research process is to access web content using the browser. Teams need to connect, download or store content, and perform analysis of malicious web code. And whether the user is a law enforcement agent or a compliance agent at a company, they need to conduct this research without exposing their environment to malware or revealing their identity. Toolbox is designed for this.
The combination of these functions make Toolbox an ideal on-demand, secure, and anonymous research tool. Using Toolbox frees teams from the current pain of re-imaging dedicated systems, setting up private sub-networks, or implementing costly and dangerous local sandbox solutions.
"Our customers are constantly pulling Silo into new business processes. By moving the browser to the cloud and by extending the environment with a policy and configuration capability, our customers have embraced Silo across industries and roles," says Scott Petry, co-founder and CEO of Authentic8. "These enhancements for infosec researchers are a direct response to the needs of our users. Silo is a platform and we will continue to enhance and extend its capabilities."
"Our team has been using Toolbox for a while. The ability to launch a browser instance, use it, and then throw it away without burdening the local system is key," said Neill Feather, President of SiteLock. "Unlike local sandboxing alternatives, we're able conduct our research without compromising our local environment and without tipping our hand to the bad guys."
"Traditionally, dedicated malware analysis environments have been either very expensive commercial products, or open source environments that require significant time to build and maintain," said Adrian Sanabria, senior security analyst at 451 Research. "Toolbox strikes a compromise between price, functionality, and convenience that is likely to make this product one of the first analysis tools security analysts and incident responders reach for."
Toolbox is available now as a configuration of Silo. Pricing starts at $15 per user, per month. See a video of Toolbox in action at http://go.authentic8.com/toolbox.
Founded in 2010 by principals from Postini, Authentic8 has redefined how the browser is secured and controlled. Silo, our flagship product, is a cloud-based secure browser. Silo secures access to sensitive sites, creating an insulation layer between the computer and the web service. Silo helps manage login credentials, access controls, and data use policies. Silo is built fresh at session start, and destroyed at session end, ensuring that users remain secure, compliant, and anonymous online. Silo is covered by US patents. Try Silo risk free at www.authentic8.com.