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The world of work has changed — radically. With more users working from anywhere, security gaps are widening. Which raises the question, why are we addressing today’s new challenges with yesterday’s security approaches? Better security can’t wait. it’s time to look for new ways to enhance your digital security without spending excessively or overburdening your staff.

What Exactly is DNS-layer Security?

Simply put, DNS, or Domain Name System, is used to translate domain names into IP addresses. DNS is one of the most valuable sources of data within an organization as it stores valuable data and personal information. Due to a large number of cyber threats such as phishing and ransomware, DNS-layer security is often overlooked leaving a domain open and vulnerable to attacks.

DNS-layer security is the simplest decision you can make to secure employees whether they work from home, the office, or on the road.

DNS should be mined regularly and cross-referenced against threat intelligence to help security teams gain better accuracy and detection of compromised systems and improve visibility and network protection. 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 for employees working remotely.

How do I Get DNS-layer Security for my Organization?

There are many DNS protection solutions that can help secure your organization from threats. When looking for DNS-layer network security, it’s important to find a provider that will deliver a fast, reliable, and secure internet experience.

Cisco Umbrella’s DNS-layer network security enables you to connect to the internet on any device within minutes without having to stress about the protection of your domain. Cisco Umbrella:

  • Enforces security and the DNS and IP layer
  • Blocks ransomware, phishing, malware, botnets
  • Stop 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 are committed to delivering the best, most reliable, and fastest internet experience to every single one of our users. Cisco Umbrella 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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