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Light Point Security: Proactive Web Isolation Platform for Safe Browsing

CIO VendorZuly Gonzalez, Co-founder & CEO
Traditional security solutions are reactive in nature and rely on threat detection. These solutions use algorithms based on malware signatures, behavior analysis, databases of malicious websites, and more to determine if the data entering a computer or network is safe or not, and take actions accordingly. However, with the plethora of new malware being created every day, it is not possible for detection-based security solutions to keep up. “Our technology, on the other hand, does not rely on detection. We assume that all web content is malicious and adopt a proactive approach toward security,” says Zuly Gonzalez, Co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security. The company protects networks from web-based malware through isolation, thus securing organizations from both known as well as unknown threats no matter whether the content is safe or malicious.

Since not all malicious content can be detected, Light Point Security’s browser isolation technology moves all web content to a remote isolated environment and sends only a safe visual stream to a user’s computer. As users remain isolated from the websites they visit, malware never gets a chance to attack their computers. Along with robust security for networks, the company lays great emphasis on user experience by providing an isolation platform that is easy-to-use, provides excellent performance, and allows users to use browsers of their choice. Light Point Security’s browser isolation platform also retains all normal browser functionalities including streaming audio and video, viewing documents, downloading and uploading files, and more, thus guaranteeing an unchanged browsing experience but in a highly secure manner.
Light Point Security also ensures that the downloading of files doesn’t become a channel for malware to enter the network in addition to preventing sensitive data from being exfiltrated through file uploads. The company’s solution allows an organization’s administrators to set policies based on their requirements, restricting the types of files that users can download and upload.

“It is a common misconception that remote browsing results in poor performance with regard to streaming videos. However, we have defied this notion by developing a solution that is efficient as well as specifically focused on high-performance browsing and smooth streaming,” states Zuly. Furthermore, being plugged into the browser enables the solution to keep track of the user activity, which helps organizations monitor their employees from a productivity and insider threat perspective. Light Point Security provides clean and concise reports of how users interact with the web including the time spent on a particular website and the files uploaded and downloaded.

The effectiveness of Light Point Security’s browser isolation platform can be illustrated by how the company helped a client eliminate problems pertaining to web-based malware. The client had multiple security tools and products deployed, and yet, daily browsing resulted in the introduction of malware into their systems. They had even resorted to blocking a large section of the internet, which led to frustration among employees as many websites couldn’t be accessed. As a result, the IT team would constantly receive requests from users to grant access to websites that were necessary to get the job done. This strategy didn’t succeed because even traditionally safe websites displayed potentially malicious ads. After deploying Light Point Security’s solution, the client was able to allow employees to access the web without any restrictions, which also enabled the IT team to focus on more important areas of business.

Light Point Security has scripted many such success stories by constantly enhancing the flexibility of its solution to best meet the clients’ needs. The company now plans to expand its behavior analytics capabilities to provide organizations with richer and more intelligent reports with regard to their employees’ interaction with the web.