DNS Security
Let’s start by looking at DNS. DNS (Domain Name System) is the phone book of the internet.

Essentially computers use IP addresses to communicate across networks both internally and externally. Humans prefer names to numbers; in the computing world, we use DNS to map this connection.
For instance, a domain name may be www.cloudcyte.com, and this translates to 198.71.233.106.

So now you understand a little about DNS and how the internet works.
It’s essential to consider the internet is not just used for legitimate activities. Hackers also use it as their primary communication, exploration and exfiltration method. Over 90% of malware uses DNS to communicate to Command and Control servers.

Learn more about how our solutions filter DNS to secure your networks and roaming users.

Let’s start by looking at DNS. DNS (Domain Name System) is the phone book of the internet.

Essentially computers use IP addresses to commute across networks both internally and externally.  Humans prefer names to numbers and use for name servers, hosts, servers and give a domain name that is then translated by DNS server to an IP address.  For instance, a domain name may be www.cloudcyte.com, and this translates to 198.71.233.106.

So now you understand a little about DNS and how internet works.
The internet is not just used for legitimate activities, and hackers attacker also use it as their primary communication, exploration and exfiltration method. Over 90% of malware uses DNS to communicate user to Command and Control server.  

There are two sides to the DNS security challenge. If you host web services and run a DNS server, you need to protect this against attacks to ensure continuity of service. This is not an area that CyberCyte safeguard today. The more significant challenge is to protect users from infected and compromised assets on the internet. Adopting a Zero Trust approach is the answer; however, with roughly 2 billion (growing daily) top-level domains and many more sub-domains, how do you authenticate and validate these? Fortunately, CyberCyte has already indexed and categorised over 99.9% of the internet, and our research teams use tools combined with intelligence and AI algorithms to authenticate the remaining .01% , We can validate a new domain in minutes. For more details, please see the Products section.

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