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Posted by Milly Fawcett on 14 Sep 2018
With the ever increasing demands on IT, security and networking teams, tools that reduce workloads, which don't cost the earth, are always welcome. One such tool is DNS Firewall. For those not familiar with how DNS Firewall works, and the benefits it provides, read on...
At its most basic level, similar to traditional firewalls, DNS Firewall blocks/redirects end-users from accessing malicious sites. The main difference between the two is that DNS Firewall is applied at a different layer and phase, namely intelligence Threat Feeds are applied to the domain name system (DNS). This circumvents the loss of visibility that is making traditional firewalls less effective due to the significant increases in end to end encrypted traffic.
In addition to protecting your users against identity theft, installation of malware and data exfiltration, there are other reasons to use this type of firewall as part of your multi-layered security, including:
Educating your end users: Following an attempt to connect to a bad domain you can enlighten your end-user as to the danger they have just avoided e.g. potentially connecting to a phishing site. This can either be done via a landing page which they are redirected to, or by reaching out to them directly; turning a bad decision into a positive teaching opportunity.
Freeing up your busy team: Utilizing this kind of firewall automatically mitigates some of the serious issues that may arise on your network as a result of it being compromised. This provides your teams with additional time to focus on resolving other pressing network and security issues.
Gaining insight to be proactive: It provides you with more visibility into compromised users or clients on your network. This enables you to take immediate action without the time lag of either being notified by a third party, or discovering the issue at a later date, be that days, weeks or months after the attack.
It’s easy to apply & simple to maintain: Once this firewall has been applied to the DNS all the clients on your network, including IoT devices, are protected from accessing malicious sites. This minimizes deployment resources. Meanwhile the data feeds, against which potential connections are checked, are continuously update. This removes the need for upgrades and updates.
Brand protection: For ‘trusted’ brands online security breaches can have a huge impact on business. One only has to look to British Airways in the UK and their significant data breach to understand the consequences. It is vital to have multiple layers of security to keep company networks and users “Ëœsafe’.
Lower cyber risk insurance costs: Insurance (and its associated costs) probably don’t fall under your department’s responsibilities or budget. However, it’s highly likely that someone in your organization will be pleased to discover that implementing DNS Firewall can reduce your cyber risk insurance costs.
There are three ways to implement DNS Firewall. It is worth noting that all three use ‘threat intelligence data feeds’ to identify bad domains, however there are differing ways in how you can access/utilize these feeds:
Let’s take a deeper dive into how DNS Firewall works:
Standard DNS Resolvers: When an end-user attempts to go to a website/domain, the resolver will query a root server, then a top-level domain server, and finally the server of the site, which will complete the resolution of the request by the end-user. The client’s request to access the site will take place regardless of whether the site is malicious or not.
DNS Resolver with DNS Firewall: During the resolution process “zones”, which consist of sets of threat intelligence data, are queried. The requested domain is analyzed for potential security risks against the data sets, and if a match is returned the request is blocked or redirected.
Take a look at the examples below to see what end-users may potentially see if they tried to connect to a phishing site in each of the following situations:
Where the DNS Firewall is enabled the end-user who has attempted to access the phishing site has been prevented from doing so, and consequently protected from the potential harm that could lead to. Moreover, because the mitigation has occurred at the DNS level there has been no need for the end-user to install an additional program or update software on their workstation.
DNS Firewall has the potential to free up teams to accomplish other tasks and build a secure proactive, not reactive, network experience for everyone within your organization.
Now you know how DNS Firewall works it’s time to look at what considerations you need to be making when implementing it.
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Applied at the DNS level of your infrastructure, these threat feeds automatically stop users from accessing malicious sites including phishing and malware dropper websites.
These threat feeds can be integrated with existing recursive DNS servers, or for those who don’t manage their own DNS, we have a managed service available.
3 April 2020
Healthcare providers are facing an increasing number of cyber attacks in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. To help combat malicious threats including malware, phishing and ransomware we are offering Healthcare providers free access to our DNS Firewall Threat Feeds until the end of this year.
11 September 2018
With such a huge growth in the DNS Firewall market over the past few years there are plenty of options to choose from. Read our Top 10 questions for your next DNS Firewall provider.
4 May 2018
Cybercrimals register and 'burn' 100's of domains daily. You can prevent your users clicking through to malicious domains by using our new Zero Reputation Threat Feed at the DNS level.