All DNS is not created equal. There is your plain vanilla DNS that does the basic job of translating domain names to IP addresses. Fine. But how would that DNS hold up when cybercriminals launch amplification/reflection attacks to slow it down or bring it to a complete halt? Will that DNS be able to tell you when an infected endpoint is brought into the network and attempts to connect to malicious destinations? Will that DNS be able to prevent data exfiltration attempts that could result in theft of credit card information, health records, PII, and other sensitive information? Chances are if you don’t have a DNS that is secure, you are not protected against these DNS threats.
Data is at the core of every business. Proliferation of BYOD devices and mobile users mean that domains hosting malicious software often succeed in infecting these devices, which are then brought into the corporate network. These infected devices often use DNS as a communication path for command and control as well as for data exfiltration.
To help our customers better understand the threat, we have just released the Infoblox DNS Threat Index, powered by IID. The index measures the level of malicious domain activity related to DNS on a quarterly basis and gives insights into the types of malware driving malicious domain creation.
So what can you do? The answer is plain and simple. Turn DNS from an Achilles heel into a security asset. Use DNS as detection and an enforcement point to disrupt malicious activity. Get Secure DNS.
Infoblox Secure DNS approach provides:
· Visibility into infections, attacks, and unmanaged devices
· Protection against infrastructure attacks, APT/malware and data exfiltration
· Rapid response to threats by providing context and identifying information
We have helped hundreds of customers across all industries and geographies to secure their DNS and protect their data.
Learn more at http://www.infoblox.com/securedns.