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DNS Protection. Ground Zero.

Hey there Geeks! Are you tired of constantly worrying about online security threats?

Yeah, us too.

With more and more people working remotely these days, it's crucial for employees to have access to their work from anywhere at any time. But let's face it, all this access just means more opportunities for hackers to strike. It feels like there's a new vulnerability popping up every day and it's up to us to keep up with them.

But the burden of cybersecurity doesn't just fall on big corporations – SMBs have to worry about it too. And let's be real, who has the time or resources to constantly stay on top of all these threats? Ransomware, Emotet, malicious cryptomining... the list goes on and on. And did you know that according to Cybersecurity ventures, ransomware costs are expected to reach a whopping $265 billion by 2031? Yikes.

And it's not just about protecting against known threats anymore. Hackers have graduated to extortion hacks that lock users out of their data unless a ransom is paid. Or they manipulate files and sabotage software and appliances to mess with stock values or deface websites. Talk about ruthless.

So how can we protect our businesses from all these online threats? Time to start with the basics, like DNS-layer security. DNS controls our access to the internet and it's crucial for our security. Operating at the DNS-layer, DNS-layer protection provides comprehensive defence for an entire organisation. It can:

  • Stop threats over all ports and protocols

  • Stop malware earlier

  • Prevent callbacks to attackers if infected machines connect to your network

  • Route requests to risky domains to a selective proxy for deeper URL and file inspection

  • Provide visibility into cloud apps used across an organisation

Enter Cisco Umbrella and their DNS-layer security. It's the fastest and easiest way to enjoy immediate protection and reduce malware and alerts by blocking threats at the source. Plus, there's no hardware or software to install or update so ongoing management is a breeze.

And since 2006, Umbrella DNS security has provided 100% business uptime using carrier-neutral data centers. Anycast routing ensures that requests are transparently sent to the fastest available location with automatic failover.

So if you're feeling overwhelmed by all the security threats out there, take a deep breath and start with DNS-layer protection. It might not solve all your problems, but it's a good place to start. And if you have no idea what DNS is or how to secure it, don't sweat it – we've got plenty of other helpful blogs for you.

Happy (secure) browsing!

The Cisco Geeks.

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