By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light) and Menlo Security
today announced they were one of two Other Transaction Agreement (OTA)
awardees to design and implement a Cloud Based Internet Isolation (CBII)
prototype capability for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
CBII is anticipated to eliminate web-based threats such as
drive-by-downloads. The technology removes the browsing process from the
desktop and moves it to the cloud effectively creating an “air gap”
between the Internet and enterprise networks. The successful
implementation of this effort will directly enhance military and
civilian personnel’s ability to defend the Department of Defense
Information Network (DODIN).
“By Light is very excited to win the award for DISA’s CBII OTA
Prototype,” said Joe Boyd, Vice President at By Light. “We are excited
to team with Menlo Security whose Internet isolation platform is used by
some of the largest companies in the world. This Internet isolation
solution is innovative and should greatly benefit the DoD by virtually
eliminating internet browsing threats traversing the Internet Access
Points (IAP) while also helping to reduce bandwidth utilization.”
In today’s threat landscape, perfect prevention of breaches is not
possible, and isolation and containment of an attacker’s ability to do
damage is becomingly increasingly important. The proposed solution
protects end users by isolating the browser in the cloud and mirroring
the content to the browser on the end user’s computer using Menlo
Security’s Adaptive Clientless Rendering™ (ACR) technology. This process
eliminates vulnerabilities and resultant exploits that target browsers,
email, and plug-ins.
“Menlo Security looks forward to working with By Light to deliver a CBII
solution that protects military and civilian personnel who are high
value targets for cyber criminals and nation state attacks,” said Amir
Ben-Efraim, co-founder and CEO at Menlo Security. “The two companies
have great synergies, and we feel confident that we will provide a
solution that meets the needs of DISA.”
By Light is the prime contractor for this project, while Menlo Security
provides support to deliver the solution. This exciting project’s
objectives include prototype architecture documentation, analysis
artifacts, incorporation of feedback from the user community into the
final product, implementation of a prototype solution, and refining the
processes and requirements necessary for large scale implementation
across the DoD Enterprise.
About By Light
By Light Professional IT Services LLC, headquartered in Arlington, VA is
an ISO 9001, 20000-1, and 27001 registered and CMMI Level 3 certified
systems integrator that provides secure, turn-key systems by
incorporating exceptional engineering, project management,
telecommunications, and cyber capabilities to safeguard mission success.
Founded by industry professionals with extensive knowledge in the DoD,
DISA and other US Government Agencies, By Light successfully implements
technical solutions that integrate the best commercial practices to meet
all government requirements. For more information, visit www.bylight.com.
About Menlo Security
Security industry veterans founded Menlo Security, in collaboration with
acclaimed DARPA funded researchers from the University of California,
Berkeley. Backed with funding from General Catalyst, Sutter Hill
Ventures and Osage University Partners, Menlo Security continues to grow
with recent funding rounds by strategic investors including JPMC,
American Express, HSBC and Ericsson Ventures. Menlo’s customer base
already includes 25 of the Global 2000. Menlo Security is headquartered
in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit https://www.menlosecurity.com/.