Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats
As a small or medium-sized business owner, you know how important it is to keep your company’s data and systems secure. However, with the rise of cyber threats such as phishing, ransomware, and malware, it can be challenging to know where to start. That’s where DNS filtering comes in. In this article, we’ll explain what DNS is, what DNS filtering does, and how it can benefit your business.
What is DNS?
DNS (Domain Name System) is the internet’s address book. When you type a website’s URL into your browser, your computer looks up the website’s IP address using DNS. This allows your computer to connect to the website and display its content.
What is DNS filtering?
DNS filtering is a technique that blocks users from accessing malicious or inappropriate websites by redirecting their DNS requests to a safe website or blocking them altogether. This can prevent malware from being downloaded onto your company’s devices, protect your network from phishing attacks, and prevent employees from accessing inappropriate content.
How can DNS filtering benefit your business?
- Protection against cyber threats: By blocking access to malicious websites, DNS filtering can prevent cybercriminals from stealing your company’s data or infecting your devices with malware.
- Improved productivity: By blocking access to non-work-related websites, DNS filtering can help employees stay focused and productive during work hours.
- Compliance with regulations: Many industries have regulations that require companies to protect their data and prevent employees from accessing inappropriate content. DNS filtering can help you stay compliant with these regulations.
- Cost-effective solution: Compared to other cybersecurity solutions, DNS filtering is relatively inexpensive and easy to implement.
Why choose Ilkley IT Services for DNS filtering?
Ilkley IT Services is a leading provider of IT services for small and medium-sized businesses in the Leeds and Bradford areas. We have extensive experience in IT security and can help you protect your company from cyber threats. Our team of experts can help you implement DNS filtering and provide ongoing support to ensure that your company stays secure.
If you’re interested in learning more about DNS filtering and how it can benefit your business, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
UK Business Cybersecurity Threats
According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021, 39% of UK businesses reported experiencing a cybersecurity breach or attack in the last 12 months.
The average cost of a cyber attack for a small business is £3,230, according to a report by Hiscox.
Phishing is one of the most common cyber threats faced by businesses, with 86% of UK organizations reporting phishing attacks in 2020, according to a report by Barracuda Networks.
See some features of DNS Filtering
Select from a wide variety of Filtering Categories to block or allow at your discretion.
Our DNS Filter provides robust protection from a wide array of threats with its multi-pronged approach to security. Users can block malicious sources such as Malware and Phishing, in addition to advanced dangers like Botnets or Cryptomining. This is all made possible through globally sourced threat feeds provided by experts within the cybersecurity community – ensuring users benefit from reliable intelligence that keeps their systems secure.
Being able to block downloadable apps, such as DropBox, BitTorrent clients, and mail clients other than Outlook, can be complex. Our DNS Appaware feature removes the complexity and allows us to instantly block any applications that you may not want your staff using.
Our DNS Filter system has many reporting options. We can filter by requests, threats, all, allowed and blocked sites. Reports can be broken down further by domain, application, category user and roaming client.
Reporting allows us to monitor your internet traffic and tweak policies to keep your users secure. The system can also be used to report on specific devices/ users.
Online safety is of the utmost importance if you provide public wifi to your customers or guests. Guests connecting to your coffee shop’s WiFi, events or hotel networks can be vulnerable to malicious activity due to their devices lacking up-to-date security measures. Our DNS Filter helps protect users by proactively monitoring traffic in real-time so you have peace of mind that inappropriate content will not find its way onto networked devices.