Cyberattacks are a growing threat to organizations, resulting in severe downtime, leaks of data, damage to reputation, and loss of business. Having a strong security system in place can help you avoid the frustration and expense resulting from a cyberattack. We recommend a defense in depth strategy that leverages multiple layers of protection, including antivirus, Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW), network security policies, and training.
However, we’ve found that one additional component provides a cost-effective, superior level of protection from malware and ransomware attacks. OpenDNS specifically protects against infections such as the paralyzing Cryptolocker type viruses. Viruses such as these are often in your “blind spots” and require an additional layer of defense for your network security.
What is OpenDNS?
OpenDNS keeps a database of “bad sites” that might contain viruses or Cryptolocker encryption keys, prohibiting you from connecting to them. It’s updated constantly, which greatly reduces your chances of infection.
How does OpenDNS protect me?
OpenDNS monitors a large percentage of the traffic on the internet and has automated processes for identifying sites that can cause you problems. It has the ability to completely restrict access to unsafe sites or warn users that site content is not safe before letting them proceed to the site.
What are the benefits of OpenDNS?
OpenDNS is an additional level of protection that enforces network security over all ports. Configuration is managed centrally, and setup is quick, even for thousands of end points.. Additionally, the cloud-based solution provides automatic updates without having to reboot.
A layered defense is the best approach you can take to minimize your risk for a cyberattack. For more information on solutions to help you protect your network, contact us today.