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EfficientIP Named As Protective DNS Vendor In NSA CISA Cybersecurity Information Sheet

March 4, 2021 | EfficientIP

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The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) today released a document for guidance on protective domain name system (PDNS) services to safeguard against cyberthreats. Selecting A Protective DNS Service details how protective DNS works, domain classification based on threat intelligence, PDNS best practices, and a provider analysis.

EfficientIP’s DNS Guardian is amongst the vendor solutions reviewed in the document. DNS Guardian was the only product from a DDI solutions vendor to check all boxes for capabilities outlined by the NSA and CISA, including:

  • Blocks malware domains
  • Blocks phishing domains
  • Malware Domain Generation/ Algorithm (DGA) protection
  • Leverages machine learning or other heuristics to augment threat feeds
  • Content filtering
  • Supports API access for SIEM integration or custom analytics
  • Web interface dashboard
  • Validates DNSSEC
  • DoH/DoT capable
  • Enables customizable policies by group, device, or network
  • Deploys across hybrid architectures


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