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, while potentially useful, 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 across your entire network. Compared to traditional approaches, DNS-based security offers a number of advantages:

  • Minimize Latency

    Adding network-based security devices introduces latency to your network. By delivering security through the DNS, you can ensure an excellent customer experience.

  • 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

    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.

Further Augment Subscriber Security With Content Filtering

Content filtering solutions have become an in-demand feature for subscribers, and represent an opportunity for significant new revenue growth for carriers. With Secure64 OneGuard, you can offer your subscribers a robust and customizable content filtering tool, enabling everything from Acceptable Use policies for business customers, to Child Protection filters for families.

Secure64 OneGuard content filtering allows the account admin to create custom profiles, assign filters/rules per device, and restrict access along a number of parameters, such as time-of-day.

Off-Net Protections Travel With Subscribers

Security shouldn’t end when your subscriber leaves your network, and with Secure64 OneGuard, it doesn’t have to. Secure64 OneGuard offers a companion app for devices that augments the existing DNS-based protections while On-net, and allows subscribers to carry protection and filtering with them when they go Off-net. Seamlessly integrating layers of protection is key to providing a comprehensive solution for subscribers.

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