Authentic8 and samdesk work together to provide analysts with the most reliable online research tools.

December 5, 2023 – Responding to rapidly developing world events demands real-time situational awareness and ground truth – both of which are becoming increasingly difficult for organizations to obtain. 

Open-source data is a key tool for analysts and security professionals when responding to incidents and conducting investigations into a vast range of global events. But accessing unknown online content can put organizations at risk with sites that contain malware, tracking codes and IP lookups or detection from adversaries.  Digital fingerprints can compromise analysts' cyber and real-world safety if proper precautions are not taken.
That’s why samdesk and Authentic8 teamed up to provide a secure and anonymous way for analysts to conduct investigations without compromising analyst safety when further research is required off the samdesk platform. 

samdesk users now have the option to open links inside Authentic8’s web isolation, enabling analysts to rapidly triage information and conduct OSINT research as events unfold, while isolating web content from the local network environment and obfuscating their online appearance.

"We're excited to partner with Authentic8 to deliver a holistic solution that combines real-time information discovery and access to a secure browsing environment,” says James A. Neufeld, CEO and founder of samdesk. “This collaboration significantly protects the safety of analysts and security professionals in a fast-paced information landscape when users are required to leave the samdesk platform.” 

samdesk’s AI performs billions of computations on 100,000+ data sources, proactively scanning the world for anomalies. Users receive real-time alerts and samdesk instantly pulls rich media for visual confirmation of incidents as they unfold. 

“Analysts need to respond in real-time, verifying and validating developing events. This research can take analysts down paths to uncategorized, monitored and risky areas of the internet, where analysts need anonymity and managed attribution to protect against themselves and their organizations," says Ramesh Rajagopal, CEO and co-founder of Authentic8. “We’re excited to offer seamless isolation in the samdesk platform, providing security, anonymity and obfuscation to protect the mission.”

See the new functionality in action at DoDIIS. Authentic8 will be in the samdesk booth (#1620) at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13. 

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