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Passages Helps Businesses Prevent Targeted Attacks, Defend the Network

Company to demo new safe browsing solution at RSA Conference and present session ³Website Counterintelligence²

San Francisco, RSA Conference 2015, April 20, 2015 ­ Ntrepid® Corporation, a provider of cutting-edge cyber security solutions, announces the upcoming release of Passages, the only secure virtual browser that safeguards businesses against both targeted and pivot attacks ­ threats that have been unaddressed by conventional security solutions in the marketplace thus far.

 ³During the last 18 months, we have seen an unprecedented number of web security breaches and a rapid rise in the use of targeting and other sophisticated Advanced Persistent Threat techniques,² said Lance Cottrell, chief scientist at Ntrepid. ³We believe that the traditional approaches to web security just don¹t work anymore. Passages represents a fundamentally new approach to protecting against a range of web-based attacks, enabling businesses to safely and confidently forge ahead in today¹s global, web-based world. Ntrepid is proud to be leading the charge.²

 Passages begins each browsing session in a clean state by isolating the browser in a virtual machine and cutting off all access to local files. This design prevents all unwanted communication between the local machine and the virtual environment. A virtual private network then segregates all network traffic from the browser protecting the enterprise¹s identity, avoiding targeting and mitigating against pivot attacks. This also prevents an attacker from moving away from the browser to the local machine and ultimately other devices on the local network.

Passages¹ Safehold prevents all drive-by downloads and other malware from reaching the user¹s computer during a browsing session by restricting all downloads to a secure cloud server, where they are scanned and determined malware-free before permission is granted to transfer to the desktop. Finally, Insight for Passages provides enterprise-level provisioning, monitoring and management of the application.

Passages Availability

Ntrepid is offering trials of Passages, and interested parties can sign up at the company¹s RSA Conference Booth #S727 or online at

RSA Conference: ³Website Counterintelligence ­ Leveraging Web Logs to Gather Intelligence²

The Passages team will provide hands-on demos at RSA Conference in Booth #S727. Experts will be available to discuss how businesses can safely and confidently forge ahead in an increasingly web-based global economy.

Rounding out Ntrepid¹s participation in RSA, as well as the launch of Passages, Cottrell, will conduct conference session MASH-F02, ³Website Counterintelligence ­ Leveraging Web Logs to Gather Intelligence.²

 Cottrell will show how web logs can be used to identify competitors who visit their business¹s website, how to track their activity and analyze behavior to discover research activities, new product development efforts and potential investors. Session attendees will also learn how to develop a successful website counterintelligence strategy, the value of web logs, and how to leverage them to guard your organization against undesired visitors. The session will be held Friday, April 24, 10:10 AM ­ 11:00 AM, West ­ Room 2002. More information is available at

About Ntrepid

Ntrepid¹s patented technology, leveraging a 15-year history of protecting the national security community from the world¹s most sophisticated opponents, protects tens of thousand of users in some of the world¹s most demanding security environments, with clients including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Treasury, Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of State. From corporate identity management to secure browsing, Ntrepid products empower enterprise online research and data collection, eliminating threats to an online workforce. More information can be found at

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