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Enabling mission success regardless of location

A U.S. Government agency, in an effort to support worker safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, is allowing Silo for Research users to conduct their Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) missions from home as part of their work remote policy. The policy controls, audit and oversight provided by Silo enables these researchers to use their own devices in support of global government missions at the time when agencies are taking extraordinary measures to prevent the spread of the contagion. 

A U.S. Government Agency Rapidly Enables Analysts to Conduct OSINT Research Remotely Using Silo for Research

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a U.S. Government agency that conducts a global OSINT mission is now enabling analysts to conduct research from home on personal devices. Analysts who
are authorized to work remotely must use Silo for Research, which delivers safety, security and oversight to protect sensitive assets and ensures mission continuity during a global health emergency.

The agency needed a rapidly-deployable, easy-to-use solution to enable reliable remote work, but procurement could not scale fast enough to give each remote worker a fully secured, government-issued laptop. Further, VPN cannot protect sensitive government information when it’s being accessed from personal devices, nor can VPN enforce restrictions on uploads, downloads, or local file storage.

Silo for Research is helping this agency to immediately deploy remote work capability to its users in a secure manner, while still isolating work data from untrusted devices and networks and enforcing security and compliance policies. As a result, the agency complied with the recommendations to physically isolate its workers to reduce the risk of infection, while continuing its support for global combat missions.

How Silo for Research Works

Silo for Research is a secure and anonymous web browsing solution that enables users to conduct research, collect evidence and analyze data across the open deep and dark web.

Silo for Research is built on Authentic8’s patented, cloud-based Silo Web Isolation Platform, which executes all web code in a secure, isolated environment that is managed by policy, providing protection and oversight of all web-based activity. Research teams can accomplish their goals without introducing risk to the organization or revealing intent. All web activity is logged and encrypted so compliance teams can be sure that the tools are being used appropriately.

“Silo for Research is the ideal way for us to continue our mission remotely without jeopardizing the health and safety of our workforce.”


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