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.
CACs can also be used to gain access to computer terminals. Based on Silo's integration with the SAML authentication standard, the CAC authentication process can also be used to validate users before accessing their Silo profile.
As with other Silo capabilities, administrators can enable or