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Paladin Cyber Introduces Paladin Browser Protection as Google Chrome Extension

Free extension keeps hackers out of consumer's browsers and inboxes to protect private information.

San Francisco, CA—June 12, 2018-- Paladin Cyber, a Y-combinator company and the brainchild of Han Wang, a Captain in the Army Reserve Cyber Command and Daniel Bilbao, former VP of Business Development at Beepi, releases today the first-ever comprehensive consumer cyber protection available for free on Google Chrome. The Paladin Browser Protection extension features a phishing email blocker, public Wi-Fi protection, content filtering, XSS protection, and a password manager all in an accessible extension. Offering high level, complex cybersecurity protection made accessible for every consumer and business, Paladin is cyber protection made easy.

As a former Cyber Liaison between the US Forces Korea and the Republic of Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff, Wang is intimately familiar with complex cyber security measures and implementing breakthrough technology for national security. In addition, he managed network security assessments for US government bases in the Middle-East and was previously a cyber security consultant for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) making him the right person to solve consumer and business cyber security protection issues.

“We've integrated the best industry practices into our software tools with strong encryption, transport security, quality assurance and testing,” Wang said. “We've done as much as possible to recreate DoD [Department of Defense] level security with a seamless user experience and we look forward to protecting users with our offerings.”

The Paladin Browser extension offers the most comprehensive browser protection available, and covers the top five security consumer security vulnerabilities: phishing attempts, malicious code injection, malicious websites, unsecured Wi-Fi, and weak passwords. Each of the Paladin Browser Protection extension features come together to minimize these risks that have become so prevalent in the US.

The extension helps consumers avoid getting hacked entirely, rather than acting as an anti-virus treating the symptoms once they have been hacked. The password manager utilizes NSA level encryption to store and generate passwords. The XSS protection feature blocks sites with script vulnerabilities, and URLs with malicious code injection. The content filter blocks known malicious sites and sites resembling malicious sites. The public Wi-Fi protection secures your browser by encrypting traffic. And the inbox phishing filter blocks phishing emails, and allows users to report phishing attempts, helping the service to continually improve itself. These are the same tools that Paladin uses in it’s business facing offering.

"We want to stop people from getting hacked. We initially created these tools as part of our B2B product. Upon realizing the quality of the products, we realized we couldn’t just keep them behind a paywall for businesses only,” Bilbao said. “While the business product offers additional features such as remediation and insurance, the browser protection is exactly the same. ” 

Paladin Cyber aims to make cyber protection easy for both businesses and consumers and fill the missing gap between enterprise-level cyber security and piecemeal consumer tools. To download the free Paladin Browser Chrome extension, and for more information please visit: meetpaladin.com/paladin-browser-protection-for-chrome

About Paladin Cyber:

Paladin Cyber spurred from an idea CEO Han Wang had while deployed in Iraq and the Middle-East assessing computer and network infrastructure for security weaknesses across bases. Han saw existing Cyber Protection as missing the mark for small businesses and believed that he could take the same level of cyber security protocols and apply them to tools for small businesses, while also providing on-demand remediation all backstopped by insurance. Wang partnered with Daniel Bilbao, the former VP of Business Development at Beepi to build Paladin Cyber. Since graduating from Y-Combinator, Paladin has become the leader in making cyber protection easy. www.paladincyber.com

 

Media Contact:

Michelle Kafka

[email protected]

407-603-5716

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