Anti-browser-based attack firm Light Point Security Feb. 19 announced a clientless version included of its browser isolation platform, Light Point Web, marking the first browser isolation solution that deployable as a browser plug-in or through a clientless HTML5 interface.
The company’s technology moves web content to a remote isolated environment, then sends only a safe visual stream to a user’s computer, isolating the user’s browsing activity in a protected virtual environment, avoiding malware.
“Our number one priority at Light Point Security is always customer satisfaction,” said Beau Adkins, co-founder and CTO of Light Point Security. “Whether it is our plug-in version, clientless version, public cloud, private cloud, or on-premise options, we have the perfect deployment option for any customer. No other browser isolation vendor even comes close to matching our flexibility.”
Zuly Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security, added: “When it comes to security, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. And I couldn’t be more proud of the flexibility and wide options we offer our customers, so they can choose what best meets their requirements and preferences.
“Some customers have ultra-secure networks that only allow access to devices they administer and control. While other customers have more fluid networks that may allow devices they don’t fully control, for example in the case of guests and employees that bring their own devices. Each situation comes with its own unique set of requirements, and we have a browser isolation solution that perfectly fits into any organization.”
The clientless deployment option is currently available for some Light Point customers and will be made widely available in the coming months. For more information, click here.
The Light Point Security browser isolation platform announcement comes on the heels of a late-January study from the company, which found that 60 percent of surveyed companies have at some point been infected with ransomware, malware or some other threat that occurred as a result of employee web browsing.
The report — done in coordination with Osterman Research — found that 30 percent of organizations suffered data loss as a result of employees browsing the web on company networks.
“This study illustrates a number of serious consequences that can result from unfettered use of the web,” said Michael Osterman, president of Osterman Research. “To make web browsing dramatically safer, organizations should deploy browser isolation technology. Using this technology will preserve the integrity of the end user experience, while at the same time prevent malicious content from reaching the endpoint.”