Cisco Umbrella DNS-layer security explained
Simplifying security for SMB with DNS-layer protection
Most threats attempt to infiltrate at the domain level. This makes the DNS layer a primary target for attackers. In fact, 90% of malware uses DNS in attacks, yet only 68% of organizations monitor their DNS. Security teams that are not monitoring DNS for indications of compromise are missing an important opportunity.
- DNS traffic is a critical dataset to analyze
- DNS security prevents threats at the earliest point of contact
- DNS provides a single view of all internet activity across every location, device, and user
How Cape Air lifts customer experience with cloud-native security
“From the moment we deployed Umbrella, it was like night and day in the number of tickets we had open because of infections and PCs that kept getting compromised in the past. We were amazed because the next day we didn’t have to fix these problems anymore.”
– Brett Stone, Network Operations Manager, Cape Air
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Small businesses deserve big protection
Today’s small businesses face the same security challenges as larger organizations. In fact, they can be seen as an even bigger target, as cybercriminals expect smaller businesses to have less protection than more equipped enterprises.
of small businesses experienced a cyber attack
of small businesses agree there should be more emphasis on security
of malware uses DNS in their attacks
“DNS traffic is another critical dataset to analyze. Yet, most businesses do not have visibility into the billions of DNS lookups and resolutions that occur daily on a global basis.”
Managed DNS Security Services
Principal Analyst, ESG
How DNS-layer security works for small business
Traditional security appliances and agents must wait until malware reaches the perimeter or endpoint before they can detect or prevent it. With DNS-layer security from Cisco Umbrella, you can stop attacks earlier in the kill chain.
By enforcing security at the DNS layer, Umbrella stops threats before they ever reach your network or endpoints. By analyzing and learning from internet activity patterns, Umbrella automatically uncovers attacker infrastructure staged for current and emerging threats, and proactively blocks requests to malicious destinations before a connection is even established.
- Proven #1 in threat detection by AV-TEST
- Stop threats faster, reducing infections and remediation time
- Full visibility into SaaS app usage to keep users secure, even when they are outside your perimeter
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