The upgraded Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, designed for non-attributable research, offers a more integrated user experience with less chance for human error
HERNDON, Va. — Ntrepid Corporation, a provider of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions, today announced a re-architected version of Nfusion, the company’s fully-managed VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) designed for secure, non-attributable online research. From law enforcement and government, to military and commercial researchers, the internet is now part of every investigation and operation. Nfusion looks, feels and operates like a normal desktop and browsing experience, but it allows these researchers to perform stealthy cyber operations and engage online without being identified by their targets or revealing their mission activities or intentions.
Nfusion provides users with a virtual desktop, fully isolating their entire workflow – including browsing and running applications like Microsoft Office, Tor, Skype, Google Earth, and social media platforms – from their local machine and network. This is critical for online researchers, because without meticulous protection, browsers create a digital fingerprint that can reveal their exact source identity and location. Nfusion manages this fingerprint and masks potentially identifying attributes, such as applications, operating systems, language, browser version and plugins – thus, boosting the user’s advantage by remaining anonymous. This is particularly useful in the domain of national security, as well as other critical infrastructure and law enforcement efforts where it is essential for an organization to protect their identity and objectives.
“Ntrepid is offering unprecedented control over online identities, and meeting the specialized requirements of researchers who need the highest level of security to conduct their cyber investigations”
“Ntrepid is offering unprecedented control over online identities, and meeting the specialized requirements of researchers who need the highest level of security to conduct their cyber investigations,” said Lance Cottrell, Chief Scientist at Ntrepid. “Nfusion leverages our proprietary world-wide egress network of mixed consumer and commercial traffic, as well as dedicated points of presence to ensure anonymity. We are proud to secure and support the work of researchers who are ultimately protecting the physical and digital security of the public.”
Nfusion provides an all-in-one solution for anonymity, activity recording and evidence collection, and leverages two key Ntrepid applications: Safehold and Timestream. Safehold is used to safely move files in and out of Nfusion, and incorporating Cylance’s malware detection platform, all files are scanned for malware on read and write. Any potentially infected files that a researcher might encounter when visiting risky websites to conduct their investigation are quarantined and can be safely managed by an administrator. Nfusion’s integration with Timestream provides a custom environment that enables users to collaborate and communicate on cases with their team more quickly and easily, enabling customers to spend less time organizing data and more time analyzing it and completing their mission.
Beyond law enforcement and national security use cases, Nfusion can benefit private-sector security-sensitive investigations or online activity, such as criminal or fraud investigations, investment or competitive intelligence gathering, internet-based research for mergers and acquisitions, or any privacy concerns for users connected to an IT network. Nfusion employs the optimized PCoIP connection protocol to maximize performance, and users have full visibility into their current connection status, egress point and IP address. Additional upgrades to Nfusion include a redesigned user experience to combat more cases of human error, such as clicking malicious links, and improved capabilities for capturing and organizing notes and web page snapshots.
For more information about Nfusion and Ntrepid’s other managed attribution solutions, please visit https://ntrepidcorp.com.
Nfusion is a virtual desktop environment designed specifically for secure, anonymous online research and investigations. Nfusion combines advanced identity masking, integrated capture tools, and custom applications to deliver a turnkey managed attribution SaaS solution for your organization.
Online investigation and research can quickly attract attention, leading your target to respond with misinformation or adapt their plans. This often disrupts your activity and puts your sensitive network, data, and infrastructure at risk. Nfusion protects you from cyber attacks while simultaneously preventing your targets from realizing who you are and what you are doing.
Ntrepid’s patented technology, leveraging a 20-year history of protecting the national security community from the world’s most sophisticated opponents, protects tens of thousands of users in some of the world’s most demanding security environments, with clients including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Treasury, Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of State. From corporate identity management to secure browsing, Ntrepid products empower enterprise online research and data collection, eliminating threats to an online workforce. More information can be found at www.ntrepidcorp.com.