Authentic8 Blog Author: Ramesh Rajagopal

Ramesh is Co-Founder and President of Authentic8. Before, he was VP Corporate Development at Postini, heading up strategic planning and business development until its acquisition by Google in 2007.

Authentic8 Expands Silo Integration With Corporate Network Infrastructure


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.

Secure Virtual Browser Can Now Seamlessly Authenticate With Existing Enterprise Gateway Proxies

Network traffic from traditional browsers and local applications is controlled via PAC (Proxy Auto-Config) rules that IT has implemented to route web traffic through specific proxies.

However, Silo users don't run a browser locally or connect to the Internet directly. Instead, the Silo client connects securely to a remote browser via an alternate port and interacts with the browser via an encrypted display protocol. In the Silo model, the browser runs on infrastructure

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



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.

Users of Authentic8 Silo Can Now Save and Preview Popular Microsoft Office Documents Online Without Risk of Exploit

Browsers cannot natively render non-web file formats such as Microsoft Office documents, yet users regularly need to review them online. This latest enhancement to Silo allows users to view these various files securely in a Silo browser tab without the risk or effort of bringing them into their local environment. All data rendering is done securely in the cloud, with only display data reaching the client device.

"Office files, like PDF documents, can include malicious executables or scripts which can lead to exploits," said Ramesh Rajagopal, co-founder and Head of Product at Authentic8. "This malicious code, combined with a vulnerability in the

Authentic8 Extends Virtual Browser Capability With Secure Cloud-Based Storage



MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 28, 2015) -  Authentic8, the leading provider of virtual browsers for the enterprise, has released secure, cloud storage options for organizations seeking to manage sensitive files. Authentic8 Cloud Storage combines an encrypted, cloud-based storage solution with a secure and policy-controlled browser, allowing organizations of all types to implement complete control over their data.

IT Administrators Using Authentic8 Silo Can Now Configure Encrypted, Cloud-Based Storage for Users and Groups

"Businesses rely on the browser for everything from email and productivity apps to mission-critical DevOps configurations," says Ramesh Rajagopal, co-founder and President of Authentic8. "The dependence on local devices for file storage can lead to data breaches and ransomware infections. Authentic8 Cloud Storage gives IT administrators the ability to prevent data loss and malware infections by integrating a cloud-based file system directly into a secure and authenticated browser. Standalone browsers and standalone cloud storage solutions are effective, but it is the linkage between the two that makes

Authentic8 Expands Browser Misattribution Capabilities for Infosec Researchers



MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2015) - Authentic8, maker of Silo, the cloud-based secure browser for business, has extended the spoofing capabilities of its Toolbox configuration. Toolbox is a programmer's version of Silo, configured to route traffic through a network of global exit nodes, with features including code analysis and packet capture tools.

Researchers Using Authentic8's Cloud-Based Silo Browser Can Now Vary Browser Profile Elements, Such as Location, Time Zone and Localized Languages, to Match Their Investigations

Information security professionals have been embracing Toolbox as a powerful yet convenient way to safely analyze malicious web content without exposing their local environments. The latest enhancements reflect customer requests to expand Toolbox misattribution capabilities, including the ability to mask platform identity and other characteristics of a local user.

"Fraud and forensic teams are under increasing pressure to rapidly identify threats on the web, but the lack of effective tools has hampered their work," says Ramesh Rajagopal, co-founder and President of Authentic8.

Authentic8 Integrates Content Controls Into Silo Cloud Browser



MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 12, 2015) - Authentic8, maker of Silo, the cloud-based secure browser for businesses, has integrated flexible content controls into Silo so organizations can enforce acceptable use policies to govern users' online activities.

Organizations Can Now Enforce Flexible Web Access Policies to Govern Where Users Browse

"Insulation through virtualization is at the core of Silo," said Scott Petry, co-founder and CEO of Authentic8. "But we also deliver identity management and data policy controls as a way to give businesses total control over sensitive web-based apps."

"Our customers have been expanding their use of Silo, deploying it as a general purpose browser, allowing users to access the web without exposing company resources. But this can put greater pressure on IT to ensure that users abide by company policies on acceptable content. That's why we are extending our existing policy platform to filter content based on web content categories and URLs."

Administrators can configure Silo to either