SOURCE: Authentic8

July 26, 2016 09:00 ET

Silo Underscores Integral Role in Enterprise Web Security

New Enhancements Integrate With IT Infrastructure and Enable Seamless Access

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - 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.

Bringing these capabilities together in a seamless user experience, the Silo Access Portal allows customers to present a company branded page to users in their local browser, allowing them to access sites securely within Silo. Users can perform searches, navigate directly to sites, or click single-sign-on links, and get their results securely in the isolated browser. 

"Across the globe, enterprises rely on Silo for secure, fast and convenient web access," said Ramesh Rajagopal, co-founder and Head of Product at Authentic8. "These new capabilities increase the level of integration with key IT infrastructure and reduce the overhead when deploying security solutions."

"These enhancements are a direct response to requests from our enterprise customers," added Rajagopal. "Silo is on its way to becoming the default browser for the security-conscious enterprise. The introduction of AD synchronization and IDP support reflects Silo's important role in the comprehensive IT security planning of our customers."

Regular browsers download and execute web code on the local computer. Rather than deal with this risk on their infrastructure, more companies are turning to Authentic8's patented browser isolation technology as a way to shift the attack surface away from their environment to a secure, disposable infrastructure.

Silo renders all web content in a secure container in the cloud, outside the corporate network. Using an encrypted connection, only display information is delivered back to the user's device. 

Silo self-destructs at the end of each session, leaving no residue on the user's device. Silo lets administrators encrypt detailed activity logs with a key they control. This provides full security and oversight for even the most sensitive organizations.

By integrating Silo with an organization's directory and identity management infrastructure, the user experience becomes seamless. This allows IT teams to maximize both information security and user satisfaction. 

About Authentic8
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 insulation layer between the user and the web, keeping all web code isolated in a contained environment but delivering an encrypted display of the browser session. Silo also helps manage login credentials, access controls and data use 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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