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Now more than ever before, we are seeing workforces of every size shift to remote and hybrid work styles. This digital shift means that organizations are now faced with the question of how to grant their workforce reliable and secure access to their network and data.

Whether your workforce is local, remote, or hybrid, your users require secure and reliable access to your network and data. How is this done exactly, and what is the best solution for this? One of the simplest and more effective ways to secure your network is with DNS-layer security.


What is DNS-layer Security?

DNS (Domain Name System) is one of the most valuable sources of data within an organization. DNS-layer security is simply adding a layer of security at the DNS level of your IT infrastructure.

DNS-layer security works to identify cyber threats, such as phishing, malware, and ransomware, and stop them before they reach your network. This proves to be an effective and simple solution to secure your IT infrastructure.

IT security leaders should make proactive DNS-layer security a core component of their security strategies. It’s a great first line of defence against threats, especially for employees working remotely.


Protect users everywhere with DNS-layer security

DNS-layer security is the simplest decision you can make to secure employees whether they work from home, the office, or on the road. There are many DNS protection solutions that can help secure your organization from threats. When looking to add DNS-layer security, it’s important to find a reliable provider.

As a leading provider of network security and recursive DNS services, Cisco Umbrella is the easiest way to effectively protect your users everywhere in minutes. By combining multiple security functions into one solution, Umbrella allows you to extend protection across devices, remote users, and distributed locations anywhere, at any time.

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-based security service that delivers a secure, reliable, and fast internet experience to its users. It offers flexible security when and how you need it and provides secure access to the internet and usage of cloud apps everywhere. From small businesses to multinational enterprises, Umbrella delivers effective security protection and internet-wide visibility on and off a customer’s network.


How does Cisco Umbrella work?


Cisco Umbrella works by enforcing security at the DNS and IP layer of your security stack to block:

  • Ransomware
  • Phishing
  • Malware
  • Botnets
  • Malicious and unwanted domains and IP before a connection is established

As well as other threats before they ever reach your network or endpoints. As more organizations embrace direct internet access, Umbrella makes it easy to extend protection to roaming users and branch offices.


Using the Internet to your Security Advantage

It’s time to use the internet to your security advantage. A shocking 91% of malware uses DNS to gain command and control, exfiltrate data, or redirect web traffic. But when internet requests are resolved by a recursive DNS service, they become the perfect place to check for and block malicious or inappropriate domains and IPs. Security teams that are not monitoring DNS for indications of compromise are missing an important opportunity.

AlphKOR offers solutions that deliver the best, most reliable, and fastest internet experience to every single one of our users. As a trusted Cisco partner, we recommend Cisco Umbrella. It is the easiest way to protect all of your employees, whether they work from home, the office, or on the road. With no hardware to install and no software to manually update, ongoing management is simple.

To learn more about securing your team with Cisco Umbrella, contact us today!

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