Spikes Security Releases Secure Browsing Platform
Isla is designed to eliminate this attack vector by processing all Web content on secure appliances deployed outside the network.Spikes Security launched the Isla family of Web malware isolation appliances which are designed to protect against malware delivered through Web browsers. Isla is designed to eliminate this attack vector by processing all Web content on secure appliances deployed outside the network, where content remains in hardware-isolated virtual machines (VMs) created for each user session. All Web content – audio, video, text, and graphics-- is then continuously transformed into a malware-free format and delivered to end user browsers using technology developed by the company. No original Web content is ever delivered to endpoint devices. "The Web browser has become the most strategically important and widely used application in business today. Unfortunately, it is also the application most vulnerable to cyber-attacks for two reasons," Branden Spikes of Spikes Security, told eWEEK. "First, every browser offers cyber- criminals a massive attack surface loaded with software vulnerabilities that can be easily exploited through targeted malware. Second, browsers are unique because they are the only application permitted to download program code from unknown, untrusted external sources, then fully execute that code inside a secure network."
Key features of Isla include secure, hardened Linux appliances optimized for high performance, isolated Web sessions and private VMs completely isolated from each other, with additional hardware-assisted isolation using Intel-VT processor extensions.