Due to daily increase of using internet network, many individuals and organizations need to connect their computers to this network. To link PC or organizations’ computers has always risks in the field of permeating malicious programs or attackers through internet to local network and hard disks of users’ computer. Although, these risks are reduced somehow by installing and adjusting firewalls as well as keeping antivirus software up to date but, they are not resolved completely. Some of these threats are as follow:
- To enter new and unknown malware in disk systems and internal network
- To steal sensitive data of hard drives or internal network by unknown spyware (Trojan horse)
- To be hacked internal network by penetration methods from internet network
Sepanta is one of Payam Pardaz Co brand names which provides a safe setting for user to work with internet. Individuals or organizations can use this product to connect safely to internet, ensure not to divulge sensitive information and prevent malware infection. Also, the very product as a safe private setting can protect user privacy and his sensitive information (such as password, bank details …) in public computer sites. Some usages of Sepanta are as follow:
To protect PC: An individual disables network card on OS of hard disk and uses this OS for normal but sensitive works. Connecting to internet, users uses Sepanta product and connects to internet by USB flash (wired or wireless). In this mode, the steal possibility of information on hard drive and malware infection are faded out.
To protect user privacy on computers of public locations: In public locations like computer sites of educational institutions and organizations, we can’t trust in public PC. In these cases, the used computer gets into malwares such as Key Logger, intentionally (or even by officials or main executers) or unintentionally (not to update antivirus); sensitive information of user is stolen and used by abusers when a user is using internet. Using Sepanta product in these locations and booting public PC through flash, user can connect to a completely private and safe setting and continue his work. In this case, it is not possible not only to steal sensitive information such as password, bank account data, … by malwares of public PC, but also to track user activities through existing Log on OSs and applications such as browser history, cookies, etc.
To separate internet from internal network of organization: To benefit from this application, you can provide internal network of organization as wired cabling and internet network as WiFi. User links to organization network by using OS of his computer hard drive and connects to internet through WiFi and by using available OS on his flash (Sepanta product). In this case by using a proper method, the access to internet should be limited on hard drive of organization computers through available OS.
To use in public computer sites as a resistance and stable OS: one problem of public computer sites of educational institutions and organizations is to get virus and stop OS operations due to installing an inappropriate software by users. This problem makes some difficulties for managers of these organizations. So, you can use Sepanta to remove hard disk of computers from booted flash (and decrease cost amount significantly) and limit users to work in a safe and limit setting. In this mode, user will be limited in system operations such as program installation, … . Also, because used OS is based on Linux; the possibility of getting virus decreases, even if it catches malware probably; any change or reboot of system will be removed because OS is frozen in Sepanta Product.
- Secure and isolated setting to work to internet
- Common and needed facilities for user such as Firefox, Opera and Chrome browsers, file management, LibreOffice software compatible with Microsoft Office, text, PDF and image editors, instant messaging or online chat (Pidgin), VPN connection, …
- Inaccessibility to the hard disk
- Confronting to potential threats when connecting to the Internet
- Preventing the disclosure of information on your computer’s hard drive or network of organization
- Preventing to catch hard disk drive or network of organization to malware.
- Reducing the risk of malware infection due to the use of the Linux operating system
- Unable to modify the root partition (including OS) by the user or potential entered malware
- Stable or frozen OS ( to apply changes in memory of system and return to primary state by system reboot); lack of persistence of potential entered malware
- Disabling the root user in the system and user limitations about activities
- An interface partition on the USB to transfer files
- Impossibility to run file from interface partition and prevent automatic run of any malware
- Failure to register events related to user activities on local computer such as list of files which are downloaded from the Internet, web browsing history, cookies, temporary web pages’ files (Temporary), entered information in web forms and …
- The ability to prevent automatic run of scripts and web plug-in at web browser (Firefox); so, no tracking of users’ activities and interests is not possible from sites (such as trackers of Facebook, Amazon , …)
- The ability to save system ( like network settings) and private (like background image) settings permanently
- The ability to use other flash memories or external hard disks as a storage media
- High boot speed (about 30 sec)
- Working on most computers