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

Authentic8 adds support for Common Access Card to address growing federal demand (news release)CORPORATE

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

Silo Underscores Integral Role in Enterprise Web Security


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

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

Illustraton for News Release: Authentic8 Doubles Down on Enterprise-Grade Admin Controls for Secure Silo BrowserCORPORATE

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.

Financial service providers, global law firms, and large healthcare groups are using Silo to shield their networks from web-based attacks. In the wake of ongoing and widely publicized computer break-ins, Authentic8 said it is

Authentic8 Expands Global Language Capabilities


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.

When deploying Silo in order to protect users from Internet-based attacks, they need to support local language requirements, including content rendering in the browser as well as hardware and virtual keyboard input.

In addition to English (US), Silo and Toolbox now accommodate French, German, English (UK), Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese (Brazil) hardware keyboards. The service also allows for in-session language switching and includes on-screen multi-language virtual keypads. Asian language character input via Microsoft Input Method Editors (IME) has been added as well.

"We are thrilled about

Traditional Browsers Put Federal Employees at Risk



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.

Undercover field agents could even see their lives at risk as the result of a new serious security breach. Joseph Cox reports on Motherboard that a hacker broke into a Department of Justice computer network and published  9,000 personal phone numbers of DHS personnel and their home addresses on the Internet.

To make matters worse, the anonymous hacker then “doxed” - dumped on the Internet for anyone to pick through - 20,000 more files of FBI employees.  He reportedly has  access to military emails and credit card numbers.

This is not the first time that sensitive personal information of key government employees has been lost in a data breach. Only a few months ago, an attack against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) compromised