Ericom Shield Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) Solution to Be Showcased at ITWeb Security Summit 2018

South African distributor Prodata will demonstrate how RBI helps shield organisations from browser-borne ransomware, malware and other threats.

Johannesburg, 11 May 2018
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Prodata, a leading value added distributor of specialised hardware and software solutions across Africa and Europe, in partnership with Ericom Software, a global leader in securing and connecting the unified digital workspace, will be showcasing Ericom Shield at the ITWeb Security Summit, southern Africa's definitive conference and expo for information security, IT and business professionals.

Ericom Shield handles browsing sessions securely through remote browser isolation, mitigating the risk of known and unknown Web-borne threats, including crypto-jacking, malvertising, drive-by downloads and zero-day attacks.

Using remote virtual browsers located in dedicated, disposable containers, Ericom Shield contains and disposes of all potentially risky Web content before it reaches endpoints, so Web-based cyber threats cannot invade corporate and organisational networks.

The solution supports practically all browsers, on any device and operating system, reducing the risk of human errors, malicious links and harmful downloads, while providing a seamless, transparent Internet browsing experience. In addition, downloaded files are sanitised using factory-integrated Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) before being released to the user device, providing a comprehensive, well-rounded, productivity-enhancing solution for secure browsing.

"Detection-based tools such as firewalls, anti-virus and URL filters cannot fully address the challenges of an ever-changing threat landscape," said Jay Bradley, founder and managing director of Prodata. "Ericom Shield isolates 100% of active Web content outside of corporate networks and off of endpoint devices, adding an essential layer of security to enhance any defence-in-depth strategy."

"With today's sophisticated attacks, many of which leverage clever social engineering techniques to induce users to click, security-conscious organisations cannot afford to rely solely on a predictive or signature-based defence," commented Ilan Paretsky, chief marketing officer at Ericom Software. "As African businesses become increasingly reliant on Web-based resources, a proactive solution such as Ericom Shield can help them stay one step ahead of the latest evasive threats, dramatically reducing the risk to IT infrastructure without impacting user productivity."

Ericom Software was recently cited as a Representative Remote Browser Isolation Solution Provider in Gartner's March 2018 Innovation Insight for Remote Browser Isolation report. The research and advisory firm identifies remote browser isolation as a "key preventative strategy in [its] Adaptive Security Architecture for attack prevention".

Ericom Shield was also covered in depth in Ovum's March 2018 report, On the Radar: Ericom Shield Provides Secure Browsing Facilities. The market-leading research and consulting firm stated that "Ericom Shield uses remote browser isolation techniques to provide the layered, defence-in-depth protection that businesses of all sizes need to have in order to secure user browsing sessions and keep operational systems safe."

At the ITWeb Security Summit in Johannesburg (Stand No. 35), Prodata will demonstrate how Ericom's client-less Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) solution integrates within existing security frameworks to help organisations protect critical infrastructure and user endpoints from Web-borne threats.

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ITWeb Security Summit 2018

Registration is open for the ITWeb Security Summit 2018, being held in Johannesburg on 22 and 23 May and in Cape Town on 28 and 29 May. This is the must-attend annual event for information security professionals, featuring international speakers, workshops, as well as a beginners' guide to cyber security. Click here.


Founded in 1992, Prodata is a leading value added distributor of specialised hardware and software solutions across the African continent and Europe. With sound management, a driven sales team and an excellent administrative support system, Prodata is a master in the distribution field.


Ericom is a global leader in securing and connecting the unified workspace. Ericom empowers today's connected workforce and the IT organisations that support them by securing and optimising desktop, application and Web content delivery to any device, anywhere. Founded in 1993, Ericom provides enterprise-grade secure remote access and Web security solutions to a global customer base of more than 30 000 midsize to Fortune 100 organisations. With a focus on secure browsing, application delivery and cloud enablement, Ericom advances secure connectivity, providing end-users with a superior work experience and optimising enterprise productivity. With over 10 million end-users, Ericom has offices in the United States, United Kingdom and EMEA, and an extensive network of distributors and partners throughout North America, Europe, APAC and Africa.

For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit our website. You can also follow Ericom Software on our blog, as well as on Twitter, Facebook, and our YouTube channel.

Editorial contacts
ITP Communications Leigh Angelo (+27) 11 869 9153
Jay Bradley (+27) 11 561 0900
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