Security Services through the DNS

Grow your business through securing your customers

Securing your network can do more for your business than just reducing cost and preventing disaster, it can be an opportunity to drive new revenue as well. Consumers need security to protect their devices, and their service providers are well-positioned to offer those services through the DNS.

Why a DNS security solution over other endpoint and network-based security?

When you are looking to protect your network, the two traditional approaches are endpoint security and network-based security. But both of these approaches carry significant weaknesses and drawbacks. Endpoint security solutions rely on subscribers to download, install and maintain the software on every device they use, and often cause excessive battery drain on mobile devices. Meanwhile, network-based security solutions can be expensive to deploy in high traffic networks, add latency to every packet and are increasingly rendered ineffective by the rapid rise in encrypted web traffic.

DNS-based security offers affordable, effective protection against malware, phishing, tunnels, hijacking, content filtering and other undesirable traffic. Compared to traditional approaches, DNS-based security offers a number of advantages:

  • Lightweight

    Since DNS-based security require no software be deployed, your subscribers don’t need to deal with the mobile battery drain of endpoint security, or the heavy latency of network solutions.

  • Lower TCO

    DNS-based security can be sized and deployed at much lower cost than network-based solutions because they only need to inspect DNS traffic, not all traffic in the network.

  • Simple Management

    Unlike with endpoint solutions, DNS-based security allows you to manage your security policies from a central management application across all your subscribers and their devices.

  • Easy Scalability

    With video streaming booming, network solutions struggle to keep up. Since DNS-based solutions are only concerned with DNS traffic, they are able to scale much more efficiently.

  • Futureproof

    Encrypted web traffic is now the norm, and new standards promise to increase encryption coverage even further. DNS encryption standards protect the data sent between the subscriber and the DNS resolver, which still allows you to continue offering your subscribers effective security services unhindered.