Authentic8 adds support for Common Access Card to address growing federal demand

Posted by Gerd Meissner

Nov 17, 2016

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Secure virtual browser now validates CAC certificates for access to secure web sites

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (Nov 17, 2016) - Authentic8, maker of Silo, the secure, virtual browser now supports certificates stored on government-issued Common Access Cards, or CACs. This comes in direct response to growing demand for this functionality from federal agencies.

With this release, Silo will be configured with Department of Defense's (DoD) public certificates. When a user attempts to access a secure site that requires CAC authentication, the cloud-based browser will query the chip on the CAC that stores user-specific digital certificates to validate the user. All communication between the virtual browser and the local device is conducted over Authentic8's proprietary, encrypted protocol.

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Silo Underscores Integral Role in Enterprise Web Security

Posted by Gerd Meissner

Jul 26, 2016

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New Enhancements Integrate With IT Infrastructure and Enable Seamless Access

(MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- Jul 26, 2016) - Authentic8, maker of Silo, the cloud-based secure browser for business, introduced today new enterprise capabilities for its flagship product aimed at seamless deployment within the enterprise and added convenience for end users.

Silo now includes synchronization with Microsoft Active Directory (AD) services, integration with Identity Provider (IDP) solutions for federated authentication, and enhancements to the Silo Access Portal to streamline secure access to the web.

By synchronizing Silo with AD, an organization's traditional methods of managing users, enabling application access and defining policies can be used as the basis for deploying and managing Silo for secure access to the web.

For organizations that rely on federated authentication systems, such as Microsoft ADFS or other commercial identity provider (IDP) services that are based on the standard Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), Silo deploys without requiring users to perform further authentication steps. Once the user is registered on the network, use of Silo is seamless.

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Authentic8 Doubles Down on Enterprise-Grade Admin Controls for Secure Silo Browser

Posted by Gerd Meissner

Mar 22, 2016

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Company expands admin delegation options to support specific system administrator roles

(MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA-- Mar. 22, 2016) - Authentic8, maker of Silo, the cloud-based secure browser for business, has introduced a broad range of enhancements that empower IT administrators to selectively delegate configuration capabilities.

Traditional (“legacy”) browsers are inherently unsafe for use in enterprise settings, security experts insist. Common browsers force a one-size-fits-all web access solution on companies and have become the preferred gateway for cyber criminals to enter corporate networks.

With the latest release of Silo, Authentic8 provides a secure alternative to legacy browsers for even the largest organizations. The secure browser now enables enterprises to set fine-grained definitions of administrative roles, allowing them to assign what functions admins are able to perform across their organization.

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Authentic8 Expands Global Language Capabilities

Posted by Gerd Meissner

Mar 3, 2016

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Silo Browser Ready for Multilingual Deployment in Diverse Enterprise Environments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Feb 29, 2016) - Authentic8, maker of Silo, the cloud-based secure browser for business, has introduced a series of enhanced language capabilities for Silo, its flagship product, and for Toolbox, the company's Silo-based cyber threat research and analysis solution.

The expanded functionality answers the growing demand from organizations that operate globally, including financial institutions, law firms, health care providers and government organizations.

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Traditional Browsers Put Federal Employees at Risk

Posted by Gerd Meissner

Feb 9, 2016

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9,000 employees of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and more than 20,000 at the FBI - and their families - now face the risk of having their bank accounts emptied. Or worse.

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Authentic8 Expands Silo Integration With Corporate Network Infrastructure

Posted by Ramesh Rajagopal

Jan 28, 2016

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2016) - Authentic8, maker of Silo, the cloud-based secure browser for business, has enhanced its integration with enterprise-class network infrastructure. Many organizations, especially in highly regulated industries, put rigorous controls around who can access which areas of the Web. The common approach is to require devices to authenticate and connect to the web through a gateway proxy, giving IT a single choke point to monitor and control web access.

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Authentic8 Expands Position in Federal Market

Posted by Scott Petry

Jan 7, 2016

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2016) - Authentic8, creator of Silo, the cloud-based secure and policy-controlled browser, is expanding its investment in delivering solutions to the federal market. This investment comes on the heels of significant growth in the segment in 2015.

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InfoSec Santa Has a New Toy in 2016: Secure Browsers for Everyone!

Posted by Scott Petry

Dec 21, 2015

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Over the course of the last 12 months, cyber attacks have plagued companies and organizations worldwide, and this year’s Verizon DBIR report cataloged nearly 80,000 security incidents, including 2,122 confirmed security breaches in 61 countries. With high profile attacks on major U.S. healthcare providers, federal agencies and financial firms, it’s evident that bad guys aren’t discriminating. We are ALL targets.

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Building on Secure Cloud Storage Offering, Authentic8 Expands Content Rendering Capabilities Within Secure Virtual Browser

Posted by Ramesh Rajagopal

Nov 24, 2015

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 24, 2015) - Authentic8, maker of Silo, the cloud-based secure browser for business, has enhanced its document preview capability to include file types of common productivity applications, including word processor, spreadsheet, presentation documents, and more.

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Why Virtual Browsers Makes Sense in a Post-Safe Harbor World

Posted by Scott Petry

Oct 9, 2015

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The EU Safe Harbor ruling of earlier this week throws more uncertainty into the realm of data, location, and privacy. If you weren’t paying attention, the European Court of Justice effectively struck down a trade agreement that has allowed US cloud-based service providers to deliver services across Europe, with data transiting back to the US, as long as they abide by certain European privacy laws. This agreement, which has been in place for more than 15 years, provided a framework for US providers to store EU residents’ data on US servers. You can learn more about it here.

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