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Man in the Middle / Pharming

MITM (Man-in-the-middle) attack is where an attacker is able to intercept a message between two parties communicating on the internet without either party knowing that the link between them has been compromised.

Pharming is an attack that redirects a website's traffic to another, bogus website. Pharming can be conducted either by changing the hosts file on a victim's computer or by exploitation of vulnerability in the DNS server software.

These threats are pervasive in that they are often invisible to the user and can be repeated once control has been initially gained. Many security solutions - including advanced access and identity management products - are unable to protect against such attacks.

These threats are fully overcome by SentryBay's SAS solutions. The SAS overcomes such attacks in three ways:

1:: SAS uses a customized locked down browser that cannot be compromised in order to redirect traffic.

2:: SAS uses two-way authentication - which creates a secure channel for the transmission of data.

3:: SAS provides end-to-end encryption of the data, preventing data from being read.

More information on the SAS can be found here

SentryBay's EntryProtect solution also provides end-to-end encryption preventing MITM attacks.