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Malware, phishing and ransomware attacks are at an all time high and only trending upwards. In 2017 alone, reported corporate damages were nearly $5B, 15 times greater than the $325M figure we saw in 2015. Unreported damages are estimated to have been scores higher. Encryption on the Internet is being pushed hard — Google Chrome 68 will mark all…

The Ideal Internet Access Policy

Ken Carnesi
September 20, 2017
Most businesses simply cannot operate without internet access. Employees need internet access to perform to their duties, but without limits, unrestricted internet access can be distracting and dangerous. Most companies will create their own Internet policy, dictating how the Internet is to be used by employees while working. For example, your Internet policy may outline…
Research shows that 30–40% of Internet usage in the workplace is not related to business at all. Content filtering can prevent access to certain web content from your network to ensure that employees are staying on task, rather than browsing the Internet. Increasing productivity is not the only reason your company needs content blocking, even…

How secure are your school’s IT systems?

Ken Carnesi
September 6, 2017
When you think of hackers trying to gain remote access to IT systems, you may think of corporate sabotage; perhaps people in a dark room trying to gain access to the CIA or FBI. You may not consider your school’s IT system to be of interest to anyone, but in reality, people will look to…
Recently, in Myrtle Beach, SC, where DNSFilter is located, HTC released new fiber to the home (FTTH) speeds. The new pricing structure allows for speeds up to 1Gbps x 500Mbps to your home. This is awesome news for the area. However, when my co-founder, Mike Schroll, decided to fire up his Apple AirPort Extreme on this new connection, he was disappointed…
Prior to starting DNSFilter, I spent most of my career in Information Security, working for companies like ITA Software (acquired by Google) and Veracode, finding ways to get around normal system behaviors. As a result, I have a lot of experience in my DNA in getting around and through networks. I’m going to step through…
As mentioned in our earlier blog post, DNSFilter is focused on servicing MSP’s and operators of multiple networks. We will discuss how and why DNSFilter is right for this job. However, what if you are not a managed service provider? Here are our picks for the best DNS content filtering solutions out there depending on your need: Home: Home…
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