Startup service proxies Web, email to purge malware

Startup Menlo Security is offering a proxy service designed to take the risk out of Web traffic and email by proxying them and delivering just a rendering of the content.

When Isolation Platform is available in a few months it will initially support Web traffic, and later this year will expand to include email and any attachments or links it contains, says the company’s CEO Amir Ben-Efraim.

To enable the service, customers divert their Web traffic to the proxy where any executables are run in isolation and only the presentation layer of the traffic is forwarded to the endpoint itself, so no malicious code on a site reaches the end-user’s machine. Upstream traffic – such as mouse clicks and keystrokes – are executed in an isolated browser also in the proxy.

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Network World Tim Greene