Ultra-secure browsing with Garrison SAVI® is solving real business problems across multiple sectors by delivering the seemingly impossible: risky web access can be made available to users without putting the organisation’s sensitive data and systems at risk.
Website blocking policies are increasingly being adopted by security conscious organisations attempting to keep their users safe from risky websites.
However, aggressive blocking policies can lead to business frustration as users cannot access the information they need to do their jobs, resulting in IT teams carrying the burden of constantly responding to allow list requests and shadow IT appearing as users attempt work-arounds.
Ultra-secure browsing removes this issue, re-enabling access to those blocked sites without increasing risk.
Organisations continue to try and train users not to click on links that may lead to phishing attacks, but with limited long-term success.
Users are not security experts, and bad URLs are not easily detectable. With ultra-secure browsing, you can give your users tools that let them follow links and open attachments safely, without putting the organisation’s sensitive data and systems at risk.
Targeted cyber attacks typically focus on individuals and teams that yield the biggest impact. These can include executive teams, payments teams, system administrators and others. Big gains can be made by protecting your critical assets first – focusing cyber defences where they count.
Privileged user accounts pose a major risk to the organisation, and most information security policies reflect this: users with elevated privileges should not be able to browse the web directly. But sysadmins are not superhuman: they need access to help sites and forums to help them determine the next step in resolving today’s critical issue.
Ultra-secure browsing can restore those critical sources of information, helping privileged users get the job done quicker.
Following the Bank of Bangladesh theft, and related incidents, financial organisations in particular have become aware that device compromise for those users involved in processing high-value payments could lead to catastrophic losses. Some are providing those users with physically separate devices for high-value and high-risk activities. Others are finding that too disruptive or just not practical, and turning to Garrison SAVI® to deliver the same results at a lower cost and with a more efficient user experience.
Senior executives are the ultimate knowledge workers. URL blocking policies that may be acceptable to the rest of the business are rarely suitable for executives who need instant access to sometimes surprising information.
And at the same time, senior executives are both the most visible and the most dangerous target in the organisation: they need the strongest web security. Ultra-secure browsing enables and protects at the same time, giving these individuals what they need while protecting both them and their businesses.
By the very nature of their jobs, fraud and security investigators need to visit obscure, unknown websites – potentially including parts of the dark web. The risk from these sites can be extreme, and organisations need to ensure that their corporate systems are not exposed as a result. Some have been supplying investigators with separate laptops – but these break the workflow required to click on URLs emerging from sensitive intelligence systems. And as time goes by, the dirty laptops need increasing amounts of maintenance. Garrison SAVI® delivers a seamless workflow together with automated clean-up that eliminates costly device support.
Cross Domain Access
Cross Domain Access
Garrison can be used for applications beyond just browsing.
Supporting VDI isolation, Garrison is used in the most sensitive government environments for accessing networks of lower classifications. In the commercial world, this same capability is being used for accessing networks of differing sensitivities such as operational and commercial networks, or in a ring-based security architecture to protect key assets.
In addition to browsing and VDI, Garrison allows organisations to add their own applications to benefit from Garrison SAVI® based isolation.
STRATEGIC WEB SECURITY TRANSFORMATION
Traditional web security depends on identifying and blocking a deny list of bad URLs. But with increasingly sophisticated attackers and tools, this approach has run its course. The new strategic approach to web security is to flip the model on its head, defining an allow list of trusted URLs.
But the vast majority of the web is grey: neither known bad, nor trusted good. Ultra-secure browsing is designed precisely to handle this grey, allowing the business to enforce a tightly defined allow list while continuing to provide users with access to the information they need.
Once this transformation is underway, traditional controls add less value and costs can be reduced. Organisations that embrace web isolation can both dramatically increase security and reduce cost.