HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ntrepid Corporation, a provider of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Network Products Guide has named the company’s secure isolated browser, Passages, the Silver winner for Best IT Products and Services for Government in the 2017 IT World Awards®. These awards honor achievements in every facet of the IT industry from across the globe, and all winners will be recognized in San Francisco during the 12th Annual SVUS Awards Red Carpet Ceremony on Monday, June 26, 2017.
Capitalizing on a 20-year history of protecting the national security community’s cyber interests, Passages is a secure, isolated, misattributed browser designed to protect users’ identities while guarding against the malware and targeted attacks that fill today’s web-based world. Every interaction on the internet leaves traces which can identify users, and when doing research, collecting intelligence, or conducting investigations, being identified by a target can compromise the operation. Passages delivers the freedom to operate online anonymously without the risk of infecting their machines or compromising valuable government data.
“Anonymity is critical any time an analyst works online – whether they are visiting the front page of a major news network or some deep part of the dark web. If recognized, they can be blocked, attacked, or fed targeted misinformation,” said Lance Cottrell, Chief Scientist at Ntrepid. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition for the achievements of our next-generation isolated browser in protecting OSINT investigators and other researchers in the government sector.”
The Passages browser provides an innovative, user-friendly non-attribution platform with customized add-ons that enable safe and effective online activity. Passages completely eliminates any tracking cookies or code from the browser at the end of every session, and users can’t be tracked by browser fingerprints because all users look the same. To quarantine the browser from the local network, Passages isolates it in a virtual machine (VM) and establishes a VPN connection to a server located inside Ntrepid’s cloud network and outside the customer’s secure enterprise perimeter. The VM is configured so that the VPN is the only allowed network device for any internet traffic in or out of the VM, preventing an attacker from moving from the browser to scan and attack other devices on the local network.
For more information about Passages and Ntrepid’s other solutions, please visit www.GetPassages.com.
About NPG’s IT World Awards
As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. The Annual IT World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as CEO World Awards, Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.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 20-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.