Security Without Compromise, Better for Enterprise Productivity
A new study by Georgetown University researchers confirms: Silo, the secure browser delivered as a cloud-based service by Authentic8, provides enterprise users with a higher level of protection against malware threats than Google’s Chrome browser.
The tests were conducted at the Security and Software Engineering Research Center at Georgetown University (S2ERC). Their results, now published in the S2ERC Productive Browser Report [PDF], cast a new light on browser security in the enterprise space.
One of the most telling outcomes of the study concerns a fundamental difference between a local browser - in this case, Chrome, often considered the most secure among “regular” browsers - and a cloud browser like Silo.
When the S2ERC researchers exposed their testing environment running Chrome to 54 malicious files on the web, the machine running Chrome was infected by eight of them. The infection rate of the computer running Silo? Zero.
In short, approximately 1/7 of the malicious