Assess, investigate and remediate fraudulent activity that negatively impacts your brand

Brand reputation has a direct impact on the bottom line, often more significant than direct costs. To build trust with customers and create a secure environment for them, organizations must remain vigilant in tackling fraud and brand misuse as well as trust and safety issues. This vigilance requires broad-based awareness and rapid response to identify and remediate any form of malicious events targeting your resources or your customers. 

Silo for Research gives analysts an integrated platform for conducting ad-hoc or structured investigations without revealing identity, intent or exposing your resources to exploits.

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Stay vigilant with secure, anonymous research

Fraud and Brand Misuse Challenges:


Research shows that most organizations implement DIY solutions or cocktails of discrete technologies to get analysts online. Silo for Research is a cloud-delivered platform that puts your team on the web in seconds — without added infrastructure or any other upfront investments. Analysts access a virtual environment that gives them full-fidelity access to the web without the risk.


Investigating fraud and misuse of the brand puts your team in contact with toxic content and malicious actors. Because Silo for Research executes in the cloud, your environment is never exposed, and your identity is never revealed. All rendered content, all executable code, all access requests to sites and all collections are performed by Silo, with your analysts interacting only with a benign remote display.


Research platforms typically require exceptions to IT policies or live outside of IT control. Silo for Research provides a single, central point of policy enforcement and oversight. Policies are defined in an admin console, and all analyst actions are logged and encrypted via customer-managed keys. APIs allow you to extract encrypted audit logs for internal analysis or to respond to information requests.

Silo for Research shortens your time-to-insight, improving research productivity across forums, marketplaces and apps

Blend in with the local crowd

Criminals can be skeptical about who they do business with, so investigation teams need to engage without revealing identity or intent. Silo for Research gives analysts a point-and-click managed attribution framework that can spoof platform, location and time zone as well as provide anonymous, real-time language translation and other tools in order to engage on terms that don’t tip their hand.

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Track transactions across all of the web

Silo for Research allows analysts to follow the evidence trail across the surface, deep or dark web seamlessly and without disrupting the flow of their research.

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Assess the threat from multiple perspectives

Brand fraud occurs across geographies, and criminals localize their exploits. Analysts need to investigate activity that is localized for different languages, regions, and device platforms. Silo for Research gives the analyst a wide range of platform configuration options that lets them assess fraudulent activity regardless of how the content has been formatted.

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Actively engage without risk of exposure

Investigations may require analysts to engage with an adversary directly. Silo for Research provides a secure, anonymous container for persona-based engagement, so analysts can safely participate in forum discussions, social media engagement or even conduct transactions without compromising their mission. 

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Monitor the fraud monitors

Research platforms typically live outside the reach of IT policies, which can lead to misuse or even abuse. With Silo for Research, all analyst and administrator activity is logged and encrypted with customer-managed keys. Reviews can be static and periodic, or they can be integrated with insider threat platforms via API.

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Why 500+ government agencies and commercial enterprises choose Silo

“Silo for Research makes it easier to accomplish our goals, locate threats against the bank and neutralize them.”

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“Silo for Research has been instrumental in helping us understand the threats that pose the greatest risk to the enterprise.”

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“Silo allows you to go into the dark and deep web, including forums and marketplaces – all from your own machine.”

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“With Silo, even if you mess up and the target realizes that you’re not who you say you are, you can just “burn” the account and simply create a new one.”

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