Research shows that most organizations implement DIY solutions or cocktails of discrete technologies to get analysts online. Silo for Research is a cloud-delivered platform that puts your team on the web in seconds — without added infrastructure or any other upfront investments. Analysts access a virtual environment that gives them full-fidelity access to the web without the risk.
Investigating publicly available information online puts your team in contact with toxic content and malicious actors. Because Silo for Research executes in the cloud, your environment is never exposed, and your identity is never revealed. All rendered content, all executable code, all access requests to sites and all collections are performed by Silo, with your analysts interacting only with a benign remote display.
Research platforms typically require exceptions to IT policies or live outside of IT control. Silo for Research provides a single, central point of policy enforcement and oversight. Policies are defined in an admin console, and all analyst actions are logged and encrypted via customer-managed keys. APIs allow you to extract encrypted audit logs for internal analysis or to respond to information requests.
Whether you're tracking events across different sites or engaging with external parties online, Silo for Research gives you the tools to spoof your location, platform attributes, language and more. Silo never reveals your identity or your intent, regardless of the type of investigation you do — even if analysts use their home computers.
Analysts need to hide in plain sight. And data collections aren’t always passive; sometimes researchers may need to access forums or interact with parties outside their organization. Silo for Research can execute in dozens of geographies around the world, showing a local IP that never refers back to your organization, and a user agent configured to fit the scenario. Multiple environments can be launched, with analysts having a single integrated windowing environment to move between investigations.
Silo for Research provides access to surface, deep and dark web content from a single, integrated environment. Researchers can seamlessly switch context, as required by their investigations.
Some OSINT investigations lead to more formal reviews, whether by internal teams, regulators or the courts. Presenting evidentiary logs and case materials starts with centralized processes and clear custodial records. Silo for Research provides a single framework for tracking collections and monitoring investigator workflows.
Research platforms typically live outside the reach of IT policies, which can lead to misuse or even abuse. With Silo for Research, all analyst and administrator activity is logged and encrypted with customer-managed keys. Review can be static and periodic, or they can be integrated with insider threat platforms via API.
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