DNS security and why we love it!

Did you know, nearly every device that connects to the internet uses DNS.

For those of you who don’t know what DNS is, check out the video below.

Okay, now we’re all on the same page, let’s talk DNS.

Here are my 4 favourite things about Umbrella (Cisco’s award-winning DNS security solution):


1. What if when you punched in ‘imatik.co.uk’ your DNS request directed you via 208.67.222.222 aka Cisco Umbrella. What would happen?


Well, Umbrella would check to see if the domain was malicious. In our case the domain is fine, however if we we’re seen as potentially risky Umbrella’s intelligent proxy goes several steps further and reviews the domains associated with imatik.co.uk as a failsafe.


We’re the good guys so you’ll be let through, although somewhere dodgy and Umbrella will block your request and prevent a threat from getting anywhere near your network or your endpoint!


2. Blocking Command and Control is a key feature, if a device becomes infected in another way Umbrella prevents connections to the attacker’s servers. Locked in and no way out!


3. Third on our list is Web Filtering. You can define policies for users and groups around the sites/content you don’t want them accessing. This can be used for both risky sites and any sites where you might see funny cat videos.

4. Our personal favourite (as a company with a 100% remote working policy) is that Umbrella also protects off network devices. All of our phones and laptops are secured by Umbrella regardless of how many suspect café WiFi’s we use.


Finally, the above is done without delay or impact to performance. As a matter of fact, we found that it speeds up ours and many of our customers DNS resolutions! FASTER INTERNET - sign me up!


If you’d like to know about all the other cool features, just call us for a demo or free trial.

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