Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Next Internet..Now

Internet Security is broken, and the best way to fix it is to start over. This is the idea presented in an excellent article in the New York Times this weekend: Do We Need a New Internet? John Markoff describes "a growing belief among engineers and security experts that Internet security and privacy have become so maddeningly elusive that the only way to fix the problem is to start over."

This is an excellent topic for debate and discussion among Internet technologists and everyday users alike. Technologists can (and will) endlessly debate the merits of a revolutionary approach like the Clean Slate program at Stanford versus a more evolutionary approach to incremental improvements like deploying DNSSEC and IPv6. Whichever approach we take, it is safe to say the solution will take decades to develop and get into mass deployment.

But the fact that stands out clearly is: Something Must Be Done.

Authentium has taken a revolutionary approach to Internet security and developed a solution that gives users access to The Next Internet, now. We recognized the limitations of DNS and the critical impact its compromise can have on Internet transactions. We saw the "maddening" failure of antivirus and firewall suites in their efforts to keep computers clean of infection by identity-stealing malware that allows criminals to "take over someone's computer from half a world away."

So we developed SafeCentral, which has its own Secure DNS and its own hardening against the keyloggers and screen-stealers found in Banker Trojans. Our goal was to create an island of safety on a computer that is otherwise adrift on an unsafe Internet, which is the only Internet we have right now.

1 comment:

Corey O said...

Forget the next internet. Buy a Mac. Short of that, use SafeCentral.