HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ntrepid Corporation, a provider of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions, today announced that SINET has named Passages, the company’s secure virtual browser, one of the 16 most innovative cybersecurity technologies of 2016. The annual SINET 16 competition, which drew applications from 82 companies from nine different countries, represents a range of cybersecurity solution providers who are identifying cutting-edge technologies to address cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities. Ntrepid’s Chief Scientist of Passages, Lance Cottrell, will present Passages’ achievements during the SINET Showcase on November 2-3, 2016, in Washington D.C.
“The Ntrepid team is honored to be recognized as a SINET 16 Innovator for our work with Passages,” said Richard Helms, Founder and Chief Executive at Ntrepid. “Today’s Internet users are faced with more threats than ever before, and we are constantly looking for unique and innovative ways to ensure that Passages never stops evolving and providing the best secure web browsing experience. We look forward to demonstrating the benefits of Passages during the SINET Showcase.”
Over 90 percent of undetected attacks come through the web, and conventional malware and firewall protections are not enough because it is inevitable that users are going to visit malicious websites, or click on bad links, often without even knowing. Passages represents a fundamentally new approach to protecting against today’s malware and targeted attacks. Instead of restricting what and where users cannot do or go on the web, Passages allows business users to safely browse anywhere – providing the freedom to surf online without the risk of infecting their machines or compromising valuable enterprise data. Passages also ensures that malware is kept away from the user’s computer by quarantining downloaded files in a private cloud and preventing all automatic or accidental downloads. Passages’ comprehensive oversight tool, Insight, captures an enterprise’s entire web activity directly from the browser, providing full audits of all user activity to provide total visibility, and ensure organizations meet HIPAA, PCI DSS, and NIST compliance standards for security and monitoring.
“I am proud and excited to recognize Ntrepid as one of this year’s SINET 16 Innovators,” said Robert Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder of SINET. “Of our four programs each year, Silicon Valley, New York City, Washington D.C. and London, the Showcase is my favorite as it has a clear deliverable in our mission to advance innovation in the cybersecurity domain.”
In its eighth year, SINET 16’s applicant pool was made up of competitive early stage and emerging technologies. Each entry was evaluated in a two-stage process by the SINET Showcase Steering Committee, which was comprised of 100 cybersecurity professionals, including chief security information officers from leading organizations worldwide, experts in government intelligence and defense agencies, distinguished venture capital firms specializing in security, security entrepreneurs and security experts from academia.
For more information on Passages, please visit www.GetPassages.com.
Passages is a secure virtual browser that protects the enterprise from all web-based attacks, including web-delivered malware, watering hole attacks, spear phishing, passive information leakage, and drive-by downloads. Passages isolates all browsing activity from the local computer and network, allowing users to access any website and follow any link without risk to the company’s infrastructure or data. Additionally, Passages hides user identity and corporate affiliation, significantly reducing the ability of adversaries to conduct targeted social engineering attacks.
Passages leverages Ntrepid’s platform and 15-year history of protecting the national security community from the world’s most sophisticated opponents, allowing organizations to implement security at the speed of business. From corporate identity management to secure browsing, Ntrepid products empower enterprise online research and data collection, eliminating threats to an online workforce. More information can be found at: www.NtrepidCorp.com.
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