VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
businesswire | April 13, 2023
Searchlight Cyber, the dark web intelligence company, has launched Stealth Browser, a secure and user-friendly virtual machine for cyber professionals to access the dark web and conduct investigations anonymously, without risk to themselves or their organization. Stealth Browser is an enhancement to Searchlight’s Cerberus investigation platform, which is used by law enforcement agencies, enterprises and MSSPs to uncover criminal activity on the dark web, and has been used in some of the biggest criminal cases involving dark web activity.
The dark web is a critical source of intelligence for cybersecurity professionals, but accessing it carries risks for the investigator and their organization’s infrastructure. On their own systems, they run the risk of accidentally installing malware, exposing their digital fingerprint/proprietary IP address, or inadvertently leaking sensitive information. Stealth Browser eliminates these risks by automatically masking the investigator’s digital fingerprint, allowing both novice and experienced investigators to quickly and securely access Tor and I2P onions on the dark web without risk to themselves or their organization’s infrastructure.
With one-click, Stealth Browser allows the investigator to generate a virtual machine directly from any internet browser without the need to install any software. This is in stark contrast to the complex setup usually required to safely access the dark web, and allows analysts to get the relevant information they need more easily, without the need for lengthy administrative and approval processes.
Ben Jones, CEO and co-founder of Searchlight Cyber commented: “As with all of our solutions, Stealth Browser was developed in collaboration with our customers to address the challenges they face when conducting critical dark web investigations. Many organizations struggle with providing scalable and secure access to investigate threats on the dark web. Stealth Browser was created to allow any threat analyst, regardless of expertise, to get the information they need while always staying safe and secure.
“Threat hunters and investigators put themselves at risk when collecting intelligence on cybercriminals and malicious actors who are lurking in the shadows of the dark web. We created the Cerberus platform to allow organizations to securely investigate previously unobtainable dark web activity. The release of Stealth Browser is the continuation of this mission, further reducing risks in the fight to bring cyber criminals to justice.”
About Searchlight Cyber
Searchlight Cyber provides organizations with relevant and actionable dark web intelligence, to help them identify and prevent criminal activity. Founded in 2017 with a mission to stop criminals acting with impunity on the dark web, we have been involved in some of the world’s largest dark web investigations and have the most comprehensive dataset based on proprietary techniques and ground-breaking academic research. Today we help government and law enforcement, enterprises, and managed security services providers around the world to illuminate deep and dark web threats and prevent attacks.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS
businesswire | April 27, 2023
Elliptic Labs, a global AI software company and the world leader in AI Virtual Smart Sensors™ currently deployed in over 500 million devices today, has announced the launch of its AI Virtual Proximity Sensor™ INNER BEAUTY® with a new smartphone customer, Vivo, a global top-5 smartphone company. The Vivo Y78+, a mid-end high-volume smartphone, is being launched for the China market. Elliptic Labs’ partner Qualcomm is driving the Vivo Y78+ with its Snapdragon 695 chipset. The contract for this launch was previously announced by Elliptic Labs.
“Launching with a new smartphone company, Vivo, a top-5 global smartphone maker, shows that our AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform™ continues to drive innovation for the smartphone market,” said Laila Danielsen, CEO of Elliptic Labs. “We are driving more adoption of our AI Virtual Smart Sensors with the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, carrying on our push to make devices greener, smarter, and more human-friendly. ”
Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Proximity Sensor detects when a user holds their phone up to their ear during a call, allowing the smartphone to turn off its display and disable its screen’s touch functionality. This keeps the user’s ear or cheek from triggering unwanted actions during the call, such as hanging up or dialing numbers. Turning off the screen also helps conserve battery life.
Proximity detection is a core capability that is used in all smartphones, but Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Proximity Sensor is a unique, software-only solution that delivers robust proximity detection without the need for a dedicated hardware sensor. By replacing hardware sensors with software sensors, the AI Virtual Proximity Sensor reduces device cost and eliminates sourcing risk.
About Elliptic Labs
Elliptic Labs is a global enterprise targeting the smartphone, laptop, IoT, and automotive markets. Founded in 2006 as a research spin-off from Norway’s Oslo University, the company’s patented software uses AI, ultrasound and sensor fusion to deliver intuitive 3D gesture, proximity-, presence-, breathing- and heartbeat-detection experiences. Its scalable AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform™ creates software-only sensors that are sustainable, human-friendly and already deployed in hundreds of millions of devices around the world. Elliptic Labs is the only software company that has delivered detection capabilities using AI software, ultrasound, and sensor fusion deployed at scale. The company joined the Oslo Børs main listing in March 2022.
SERVER HYPERVISORS, SECURITY
businesswire | April 26, 2023
Mirantis, freeing developers to create their most valuable code, today announced the latest version of Mirantis OpenStack on Kubernetes (MOSK), which enhances OpenStack security and improves the user experience.
OpenStack is the world's leading open source private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) framework, providing a feature-rich, mature environment for hosting virtual machines, networks, and storage. MOSK brings virtualized infrastructure into the cloud native world, providing an easy-to-use virtualization platform built on Kubernetes for optimal flexibility and resilience.
MOSK 23.1 includes several significant security improvements that minimize the risk of data breaches and other security threats. These improvements include the ability for administrators to restrict OpenStack superusers to their own projects and rotate passwords to minimize exposure due to compromised passwords, plus encryption of internal communications. Additional noteworthy features include the following:
Full support for Tungsten Fabric, enabling users to take advantage of advanced networking functions, including load balancing with the OpenStack Octavia load balancer.
Improved user experience, with tutorials and a sample application to assist with onboarding.
Customization options for OpenStack deployments for more technical users, enabling them to tailor the platform to their specific needs and preferences and make it more efficient and effective for their particular use cases.
“MOSK is a powerful cloud computing platform that offers organizations the flexibility, scalability, and security they need to meet the challenges of today's digital landscape,” said Artem Andreev, product manager, Mirantis. “By simplifying the deployment and management of OpenStack and Kubernetes, MOSK frees developers to focus on creating their most valuable code, allowing organizations to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives and improve their ability to innovate and compete in the marketplace.”
Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds, increasing developer productivity by removing the stress of managing infrastructure. The company combines intelligent automation and cloud native expertise to provide a ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments. Mirantis delivers a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from the data center to the edge, with one cohesive cloud experience for complete app and DevOps portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management, all based on open source.