Secure DNS Service is Key to Protecting Your Company’s Confidential Business Applications and Data
Have you ever tried to call one of your friends without knowing their phone number? It is next to impossible, right? Most people keep phone numbers stored in their contact list on their phone and merely tell their phone to call the person or tap the name associated with the person to initiate a phone call. Domain Name System or DNS works much the same way.
What is DNS?
DNS is essentially a contact list or phonebook of internet domain names. Each website on the internet has a unique IP address. The DNS is a logbook of sorts that contains a website’s numerical IP address and translates it into a corresponding domain name. The domain is like the contact name in your contact list and the IP address acts as the phone number. For example, it is much easier to remember amazon.com than it is to remember 188.8.131.52. The DNS acts to retrieve a website and display it on your browser. As of the first quarter of 2020, there are more than 366.8 million domain names registered worldwide. There is not one single DNS server. Instead, there are many DNS services that are available for use—the DNS server provided by your ISP; a free, secured DNS server; or a paid, secure DNS server.
Why Does Your Organization Need Secure DNS Service?
Secure DNS servers are DNS platforms that are designed with security in mind. A secure DNS server is a service that is provided for all of your users to protect them from getting on websites or visiting locations on the internet that may be malicious. The secure DNS server is a service that runs in the background. Users do not really know that it is there.
Say for example that a user visits a website that has been breached by a cybercriminal. Maybe the website did not have the proper updates or maybe the website was merely vulnerable to attack. A cybercriminal placed malicious software on the website so that when the user visits the website, the malicious content is downloaded onto the user’s device or your company server. A secure DNS server can identify the threat and block the user from visiting the website before that problem arises. This is accomplished through permissions and endpoint protection. Secure DNS servers get updated information about sites that are malicious and stops users from getting to those sites.
Another reason to utilize a secure DNS server is to protect from ransomware. Security experts estimate ransomware attacks will not decrease in 2021 based on the success that cybercriminals experienced in 2020. Most ransomware attacks demand millions of dollars for decryption keys. If there is a secure DNS server in place, when a ransomware file tries to reach out to get an encryption key, the secure DNS server will know it is malicious and will blacklist those servers from accessing your users.
How Can Baroan Technologies Help?
Since 1997, we have been helping clients achieve success with technology. We are here to deliver effective solutions to minimize technical problems and having a secure DNS solution in place is another layer of protection that is useful for your organization to have in place. Call us at 201-796-0404 or email us at email@example.com to set up a secure DNS server as part of your technology plan today.