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Domain Name System (DNS) Firewall

The MIABC has partnered with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) to offer Domain Name System (DNS) Firewall for MIABC members to block access to malicious websites

DNS Firewall puts you in control of your organization’s cybersecurity by giving you the power to block malicious cybersecurity attacks from reaching your organization’s network.

The service’s powerful threat feeds block cyber threats like malware, phishing, and botnets as they arise, while its customizability allows organizations to add specific sites they don’t want users visiting.

This made-in-Canada solution protects more than 2.5 million Canadians from malicious cyber threats and is both simple to use and easy to implement.

    DNS Firewall

    DNS Firewall Stops Malware and Ransomware

    Cybersecurity is a game of layers. No one cybersecurity solution is 100% effective. Whether you have traditional endpoint or firewall protection, a DNS firewall is critical.

    DNS Firewall adds a cost-effective, low-maintenance layer to your cybersecurity footprint. By monitoring and analyzing your DNS traffic, DNS Firewall can block users from accessing malicious websites, prevent phishing attacks, and even stop malware already on your network from accessing the internet.

    Top Three Reasons to Use DNS Firewall

    • Effective cybersecurity that is transparent to end users, regardless of whether they are working in the office or not.
    • Set up in minutes across a variety of devices with simple management.
    • Block threats that other solutions miss, allowing for seamless integration and co-existence with other network-based security tools.

    Off-Network Protection Capabilities

    With remote work becoming more popular, employees are accessing company resources and data on public and home networks. DNS Firewall Client is an application which enables DNS privacy, security, and content filtering for roaming users.

    Cloud-based endpoint protection works with on device applications (Client) that keep devices protected while on and off the VPN, without impacting device performance or requiring specialized hardware.

    Benefits include:
    • Full deployment in minutes
    • Support for remote workers
    • Manage users and groups
    • Network management and policy management
    • Block and traffic reporting
    • Supports a full suite of systems and devices

    Proven Protection Against the Growing Threat Landscape

    DNS Firewall Protection

    Protection You Can Trust

    • 85% of threats detected were undiscovered by others
    • 51% of zero-day malware is undetected by anti-virus solutions
    • 14 minutes from detection to inclusion in the cyberthreat feed
    • Operated by CIRA, Canada’s registry
    • 24x7 premium support

    Powerful Threat Blocking

    DNS Firewall is built using Akamai’s industry-leading recursive DNS technology and incorporates cyberthreat feeds from Akamai and the Canadian Center for Cybersecurity.

    CIRA DNS Firewall – Product Overview