The Safeweb Cybersecurity Model

A Browser Isolation
Cybersecurity Model

"We needed an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution that integrated well, performed well and met employee needs and our security requirements." - RG, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


The Safeweb cybersecurity model was developed in collaboration with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). We worked closely with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to develop an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution that physically isolated the browsing activity of thousands of simultaneous internet users.


The name "Safeweb" is used across the NNSA to describe the browser isolation platform that many laboratories use to connect to the public internet in a safe way. The term "safeweb" was first coined by the Safeweb project team in an attempt to describe the browser isolation cybersecurity model we were working on and give a name to the platform used by thousands of federal government employees.


The Safeweb model leverages the principal of security through physical isolation; it has been tested in high security production environments over a four year period and thousands of federal government employees. Leveraging the Safeweb model allows you to proactively secure the most common infiltration and exfiltration points on your network by physically isolating browsers and browsing activity.


After the very first browser isolation production deployments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2010, the Safeweb model evolved at Sandia National Laboratories, moving away from virtualization and towards containerization. The result is vastly great efficiencies at scale and a much lower price point, finally making it cost effective to deploy browser isolation to large amounts of users.

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