The World Safest Browser: BitBox Now Available For Free

Browser in the Box: The Virtual Environment for secured and comfortable Web Browsing
Browsing the Internet has become an absolutely necessary tool in today’s work environments. An information collection process can’t be thought anymore without the web. At the same time our computers are processing confidential and critical information like personal or company internal data. The immense benefit of the Internet comes along with constantly changing threats. The development of browser versions in the past years can be understood – besides all functional progress – as a constant race in the battle against various attack scenarios.

Latest since the Internet has become active with the evolvement of “Web 2.0” the balance between threats and benefits has been lost. “Active content” has become a standard part on modern web sites. Actual web sites are more and more indistinguishable from full blown native applications. Programming interfaces like JavaScript, Java, ActiveX or VBScript provide means for accessing the computer and its resources like its file system or webcam. Trojan horses and viruses can abuse such powerful tools e.g. to steal confidential data. Companies and authorities alike are facing a dilemma: to limit the use of the Internet substantially or to find a way of living with existing threats.

Single user version freely available for private persons

The virtual surf environment “Browser in the Box” has initially been developed by Sirrix on behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security for use by all federal authorities. Now the solution is open for everyone and enables users to surf the Internet with confidence even when using most modern and comfortable web technologies without limitation despite otherwise usual advice.

On the basis of a “Browser-in-the-Box” concept a virtual machine is provided with a reduced operating system and a web browser encapsulated therein. Malware can’t thus penetrate the host operating system and a potential damage in the separated virtual machine will vanish with each start of the browser by returning to a certified starting point. All of that is fully transparent to the user.
Protection against malware and data Leakage

In contrast to simple sandboxing methods provided by standard browsers “Browser in the Box” isolates all activities of the browser completely from the host operating system. Merely a single shared folder within the host is made accessible for a separate user account. This folder stores all persistent configuration data like favorites of the browser. Equally all downloaded files are initially stored in this folder and are only forwarded into the normal user accessible download folder after a malware scan.

Besides this extensive protection of the host system against any attacks from the Internet “Browser in the Box” prevents reliably any uploads of files into the Internet. Hence, the confidentiality of critical company or authority information is not already jeopardized by simply providing Internet access to its employees.

“Browser in the Box” provides thus, a cost efficient and carefree surf environment without any limitation in comfort. The expensive and complex usage of dedicated terminal servers as an alternative for secure surfing can be avoided. The performance impact is minimal for today’s computer architectures.

Download: http://download.sirrix.com/content/pages/bbdl-en.htm

BD Web Services Partnership With CloudFlare

We’re excited to announce that BD Web Services is now officially a CloudFlare hosting partner. As an official hosting partner of CloudFlare, we’re able to offer our customers an easy tool to manage the CloudFlare account within your cPanel control panel.

If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare, take a look at a video on CloudFlare official website www.cloudflare.com

CloudFlare supercharges websites. CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through CloudFlare’s intelligent global network. CloudFlare will automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance.

CloudFlare accelerates and protects any website online. On average, a website on CloudFlare:

  • Loads 30% faster
  • Uses 60% less bandwidth
  • Has 65% fewer requests
  • And, is way more secure.

Advantages of the CloudFlare system:

  • Site Performance Improvement: CloudFlare has proxy servers located throughout the world. Proxy servers are located closer to your visitors, which means they will see page load speed improvements as the cached content is delivered from the closest caching box instead of directly off our server. There is a lot of research that shows that a faster a site, the longer a visitor stays.
  • Bot and Threat Protection: CloudFlare uses data from Project Honey Pot and other third party sources, as well as the data from its community, to identify malicious threats online and stop the attacks before they even get to your site. You can see which threats are being stopped through your CloudFlare dashboard here.
  • Spam Comments Protection: CloudFlare leverages data from third party resources to reduce the number of spam comments on your site
    Alerting Visitors of Infected Computers: CloudFlare alerts human visitors that have an infected computer that they need to take action to clean up the malware or virus on their machine. The visitor can enter a CAPTCHA to gain access to your site.
  • Always Online Mode: In the event that our server is unavailable, visitors should still be able to access your site since CloudFlare serves the visitor a page from its cache.
  • Lower CPU Usage: As fewer requests hit our server, this lowers the overall CPU usage of your account.
  • New Statistics Stats: CloudFlare’s system keeps statistics on each hit and offers insight into search engine crawlers and threats.

To activate CloudFlare for your webstie, please login to your cPanel account, and click on the CloudFlare icon under the Software/Services category. You’ll see instruction to activate your account there.

We are offering this as a free service. To learn more about CloudFlare, please visit https://www.cloudflare.com/