Get a strong first line of defense
Enjoy safer web experiences with DNS Security Advanced
Proactively identify dangerous domains and suspicious requests
Extend protection to remote users—regardless of their device type
Stay protected without additional hardware or software
Highly secure DNS
Move to the next level of online security with DNS Security Advanced
Stop malicious requests in real time
You can’t always control where employees and guests on your network will go online.
Our Cybersecurity’s DNS Security Advanced ensures that malicious internet requests are blocked in real time to avoid risky sites before outbound connections are made.
Apply global threat intelligence to reduce threats
Cybercriminals never rest.
DNS Security Advanced works around the clock, as well, updating active threats to your network every two hours. Improve your security defenses and reduce attacks with global threat intelligence that stops attacks early in the kill chain.
Keep costs in check by reducing the need for tools
Additive security measures, such as continually adding new hardware or software to your technology stack, can stretch your budget.
Reduce your expenses for hardware, software and hard-to-find experienced cybersecurity personnel with outsourced DNS Security Advanced.
Enjoy enhanced web browsing and performance
Latency issues can affect business throughput as well as creating frustration for users.
Effective across all ports and protocols, DNS Security Advanced accelerates the online experience, letting users access what they need more rapidly and safely.
Set up and deploy in minutes on our routers
Available for all our internet connections, including mobile devices connected over all mobile networks, our DNS Security Advanced is fast and easy to deploy. With no need to set up IPSec tunnels, you get superior reliability—fast and at a favorable cost.
Increase DNS resiliency and dependability
With a 100% availability service level agreement, you can benefit from always-on connectivity.
Easy to deploy, DNS Security Advanced improves security defenses and protects your circuits and devices, including IoT and all mobile devices connected to the web through mobile networks.
Discover the benefits
Strengthen your first line of cybersecurity defense
Stay ahead of threats
Built on daily threat feeds and data, DNS Security Advanced delivers up-to-the-minute threat categorization and protection
Identify new risks
Employing analysis of external threat feeds and cloud security intelligence, we constantly improve your protection
Extend your security
DNS Security Advanced is available for all our internet connections, including mobile devices on any network
Ensure seamless protection
By applying the same policies for all users—in and out of the office—DNS Security Advanced ensures the same level of security wherever your business goes
You have questions. We have answers.
What is DNS, and how does it work?
Introduced in 1985, the Domain Name System is at the heart of the Internet browsing experience — enabling users to easily find anything that is connected. Each entity on the network is assigned a string of numbers — eight under IPv4 — or, in IPv6, a series of numbers and letters. Invisible to users, each request to visit a site, device, etc., is switched from the typical ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ to the assigned numerical or alphanumerical string, which is then verified by the receiving server before the connection is made.
How does DNS differ from an IP address?
The DNS is often compared to a phone directory, which contains the numbers or alphanumeric string — the IP address — assigned to each interconnected entity.
How does our DNS Security Advanced work to keep me safe?
Our DNS Security Advanced serves as your safe on-ramp protection to the internet. All internet requests are checked against global real-time risk scoring intelligence to proactively block access to malicious websites. Threats are stopped early in the kill chain, before they can impact your business. Good internet requests are processed as normal, while suspicious requests are blocked prior to any connection is made.
What are the benefits of using a custom DNS?
To use the tried-and-true ‘Internet = highway’ analogy, the standard DNS is akin to a regular four-lane highway. When traffic gets heavy, you can’t go quite as fast and, regardless of the volume of traffic, there’s always the possibility of an accident. Custom DNS is closer in nature to express lanes, where there’s added security and much less traffic to slow you down. Unlike public DNS, a custom DNS has an extra layer of security, keeping you clear of threats like DNS tunneling, domain generation algorithms, and more. Optimized performance and increased reliability should mean less disruption to your team’s workflows and no need to work around downtime.
What is DNS lookup?
The most common analogy for DNS is the traditional telephone book: a catalog of the numbers assigned to every device connected to the public Internet. In simplest terms, when you enter the domain name related to an assigned DNS number, the network attempts to establish a lane between you and that user. DNS records establish the paths for each address query to follow, based on the domain name you enter.
What’s the difference between VPN and smart DNS?
A virtual private network (VPN) creates an encrypted tunnel to a server you select, then forwards your connection request to the destination address — hiding, or ‘spoofing’ your actual address — and encrypting the content of your message(s). So-called smart DNS, or DNS filtering, doesn’t hide your IP address or encrypt your traffic, but reroutes your requests through a proxy server, providing a safe route. Easy to implement and more cost effective than VPN, DNS filtering is an essential component of business cybersecurity.