"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 Laboratory (SNL) to develop an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution that integrated well, performed well and met employee needs as well as federal security requirements.
The name "Safeweb" is used across the National Nuclear Security Administration to describe the 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 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, dramatically enhancing your overall security posture.
Central to the Safeweb model is the idea of a disposable desktop (or browser), what we call disposable Safeweb instances, deployed to users for one time use. Safeweb platforms provide users with physically isolated disposable desktops (or browsers) upon which they can safely access the public internet, without exposing your local networks and machines to the inevitable malware and cyber risks.