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New EfficientIP DNS Intelligence Center: Fortifying DNS Security

Organizations are faced with two pressing security concerns today. Poor visibility over IT network activity has made them increasingly difficult to manage. And at the same time, cybercriminals are launching more attacks, often exploiting DNS, and using diverse tactics designed to exploit this lack of visibility. To address these challenges, EfficientIP is announcing the commercial launch of two groundbreaking products: DNS Intelligence Center (DNS IC) and DDI Observability Center (DDI OC). Read on to discover how they leverage DNS threat...

DNS Threat Intelligence for Telco Networks

Telecommunications is everywhere, enabling businesses across all industries to collaborate, and employees to communicate. Compounded by 5G and IoT, telcos manage increasingly complex infrastructures and store a large amount of sensitive data. It’s therefore no wonder they are the highest attacked vertical, as confirmed by IDC’s 2023 DNS Threat Report. From personal use to government level, proactive protection of telco networks is critical. For this, insights gained from DNS Threat Intelligence are now recognized as being foundational. Ever-Evolving Networks Increase...

DNS Threat Intelligence for Higher Education Networks

With IT staff struggling to protect legacy networks on tight budgets, it’s no wonder schools and universities are top targets for cybercriminals. Sprawling campuses handling BYoD and multiple IoT devices, together with frequent ransomware attacks and compliance regulations add to the difficulty. The 2023 IDC Threat Survey found that 90% of institutions each suffer on average 8 DNS attacks per year, with every attack costing $1.15M in damages. The report goes on to provide recommendations on how Higher Ed can...

New IDC Report: DNS Threat Intelligence for Proactive Defense

Year after year, the impacts and costs of DNS attacks continue to rise, causing severe damage. Based on a survey of 1,000 security experts, the new 2023 IDC Threat Report shows 90% of organizations suffered DNS attacks, costing $1.1M each. Highlighting the fundamental role of DNS in network security strategies, the report confirms that it is time now more than ever to strengthen protection via a purpose-built, integrated DNS security solution. DNS threat intelligence offers evolution to proactive defense, while...

Elevate DNS Threat Intelligence for Proactive Network Security

Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent and increasingly sophisticated, and there is a proliferation of devices and infrastructure diversity. Consequently, network security risk is at an all-time high for enterprises across all industries. For strengthening security and helping move organizations along their zero trust path, EfficientIP is unleashing a brand new product known as DNS Threat Pulse that brings DNS Threat Intelligence security feed for proactive defense against cyber threats. In addition, the upcoming release 8.3 of SOLIDserver brings augmented application...

DNS Security for Retail: Protecting Revenue & Brand

The work-from-anywhere environment has accelerated the transition to the cloud, e-commerce and in-store retailers are experiencing heightened security risks. Risks that lead to more network downtime and data theft potential. Cybersecurity incidents can hit a retailer’s reputation hard, causing customers to switch allegiance to a competitor. Smart DNS security offers the network visibility and analytics that retailers require for having the confidence to withstand potential cyber-attacks. Confidence in their capability to recover quickly and safeguard consumer data. While maintaining a...

2021 Year in Review: Networking and Security in a Pandemic World

With the Covid pandemic still ongoing, 2021 turned out to be a very disruptive year for organizations and their network infrastructures. For every industry, cyberattacks remained top of mind as cases of ransomware and data theft continued to rise, putting the spotlight on zero trust strategies and threat protection solutions such as DNS Security and Application Access Control. Hybrid work models and multi cloud adoption also brought their own challenges, particularly in the areas of resource visibility, network management efficiency...

How DNS Security Protects the Financial Industry Against Cyberattacks

For many years, the volume of sensitive customer and financial data in circulation have made the financial services sector an attractive target for attackers, and the COVID-19 pandemic has further enhanced this, creating new risks for banks, trading platforms and other financial institutions. The rapid shift to distributed and remote workforces has resulted in more complex company networks revealing weak points in IT security concepts. An increased reliance on cloud services in combination with the swift acceleration of connected devices...

How DNS Security Can Help The Very-Targeted Healthcare Industry Fight Back

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an incredible pressure on the healthcare industry, not just in the physical world but also in the digital one. Healthcare is uniquely vulnerable to cyberattacks, particularly attacks utilizing DNS. In the 2021 Global DNS Threat Report, just released by EfficientIP and IDC, we see how threat actors are targeting the DNS of verticals such as healthcare, as well as what companies are doing about it. Why threat actors love to target healthcare Healthcare is an...

Tackling Cyberattacks on Government with DNS Security

Cyberattacks spare no industry. One popular target for hackers is the Domain Name System (DNS), which can easily be exploited without adequate security measures due to its openness. DNS attacks within the government sphere are particularly dangerous: since governments and their institutions handle extensive amounts of highly sensitive personal information (such as voter and tax data), the repercussions of an attack are vast, making DNS security measures to prevent damages a critical component of any government’s digital infrastructure. With governments...

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