Cyberinc’s Browser Isolation Platform to Protect University’s Online Activities by Isolating and Blocking Malicious Sites and Documents
Cyberinc announced today that the Philippine Women’s University (PWU) in Manila, Philippines, has chosen the Isla Browser Isolation Platform to protect the university, its teachers, and staff from the risk of online activities and ensuing threats such as phishing, ransomware and other malware. The Isla deployment adds a strong layer of security for PWU employees who are working or teaching online by isolating web pages and documents to ensure only safe content is rendered to end-user devices.
Browser isolation is a powerful technology that proactively stops breaches before they happen, easing the burden on university IT and security teams to help them operate more efficiently and effectively. With Cyberinc’s Isla Isolation Platform, PWU can protect employees and end-users who may accidentally click on a malicious link, download a risky file from phishing schemes, or succumb to credential theft, and other prominent web-based threats.
PWU is a 102-year-old university established in 1919, to lead the national charge seeking to empower women. It’s the first university for women in Asia founded by Asians and operates as a non-profit and non-sectarian institution. It started admitting men as early as the 1970s and has been fully co-educational ever since. PWU is in the top tier of the Philippine educational hierarchy and works to develop individuals through excellence in teaching, dynamic and relevant research, and responsive service supported by evolving technology for global competence.
“The PWU vision is to maintain excellence in teaching, research, and services. Security is an important component to delivering on our vision. Since the Covid-19 pandemic forced all education online, our university has been aggressively looking for ways to strengthen its cybersecurity,” said Marco Benitez, PWU President. “With our faculty and personnel needing access to online services for banking, or to download documents from government agencies and other organizations nearly every day, our risks have only risen. We were looking for a platform that offered robust and flexible protection against online threats before the breach, while not impeding productivity for users.
“Cyberinc’s Isla stood out in our tests for the security and experience,” he continued. “Knowing that users can safely go about their jobs without the risk of ransomware, phishing, and other malware provides everyone peace of mind.”
“The browser is effectively the new endpoint, and it’s highly susceptible to attacks when it’s not properly secured,” said Bing Magpayo, VP Sales, APAC for Cyberinc. “Isla is designed with a Zero Trust model to ensure that even sophisticated web-based threats do not get through frontline defenses. Organizations like PWU that use Isla to isolate web content and documents are relieving security teams from the overwhelming number of alerts they must keep up with every day, enabling them to be more impactful in maintaining security operations, while empowering the business to focus on more strategic initiatives.”
Proactive Isolation Security Gets Even Smarter
The Isla Isolation Platform creates a Zero Trust environment by securing all code, media objects, and scripts in a remote virtual browser, and transforming it into a stream of harmless pixels rendered to each end device. As a result, Isla proactively eliminates the majority of potential infections and compromises without degrading the user experience.
The Isla Isolation Platform offers protection against web, email, and document-based attacks by eliminating major threat vectors and reducing the organization’s attack surface. Isla secures both unmanaged and managed endpoints through agentless deployment with standard browsers.
The newest version of Isla offers Cyberinc’s advanced Smart Isolation technology. This unique innovation adapts the browsing experience with dynamic risk assessment, powered by Cyberinc Threat Intelligence Service, to remotely fetch and execute web pages and safely render them according to risk levels. More information about Isla Smart Isolation is available at https://www.cyberinc.com/smart-isolation.