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Becoming AppAware: Introducing One-Click Application Blocking For Tighter Security Controls
Becoming AppAware: Introducing One-Click Application Blocking For Tighter Security Controls

February 17, 2022

AppAware is one-click application blocking and application discovery for DNSFilter. Block risky applications more easily than ever before with AppAware.

Encountering a Cyberthreat: What Should You Do, And Why Is It So Easy to Fall For?
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Encountering a Cyberthreat: What Should You Do, And Why Is It So Easy to Fall For?

February 1, 2022

Using a recent threat that was discovered, Jones explains how threats can be hard to spot, the differences found between the real and fake logins, and how threat actors act fast when you're most vulnerable.

An Update on Today’s DNS Outage: A Message From Our CEO
An Update on Today’s DNS Outage: A Message From Our CEO

January 25, 2022

On January 25, 2022 DNSFilter experienced an outage in the Northeastern US. Here is a response from our CEO on this now-resolved incident.

You Already Have a Bring Your Own Device Policy: What We've Discovered About How We Now Work
You Already Have a Bring Your Own Device Policy: What We've Discovered About How We Now Work

January 26, 2022

BYOD has been turned on its head. Since the move has been made to a remote-first workforce, we decided to look at the numbers.

5 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022: Cyberwarfare Isn’t Just on the Horizon. It’s Here.
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5 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022: Cyberwarfare Isn’t Just on the Horizon. It’s Here.

January 21, 2022

It’s a new year, but in many ways it’s the same old story. Threats are on the rise. Organizations are lacking sophisticated cybersecurity measures. Everyone is a target. So what predictions do we have for you in 2022?

DNS Security’s Role in Security Service Edge & SASE
DNS Security’s Role in Security Service Edge & SASE

January 20, 2022

SASE is broadening—it is about more than just access! It is about endpoint protection and user-based access. And it’s now called Security Service Edge (SSE).

Why is it always DNS?
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Why is it always DNS?

February 4, 2022

It really is always DNS, isn’t it? But why is that? DNS touches so much, and experts are hard to come by.

IP Pathways: Official Summit Partner for the Quarter for Q3
IP Pathways: Official Summit Partner for the Quarter for Q3

December 13, 2021

IP Pathways is the official MSP Partner for Q3! Learn more about their exceptional technology services today!

End-of-year DNSFilter Report: What We Learned From DNS Stats
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End-of-year DNSFilter Report: What We Learned From DNS Stats

January 4, 2022

How many threats did DNSFilter block? What were the most trafficked sites? What can we learn from it all?

DNSFilter is Named as a Top G2 Leader in DNS Security Software Category for Winter 2021!
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DNSFilter is Named as a Top G2 Leader in DNS Security Software Category for Winter 2021!

December 28, 2021

DNSFilter has been awarded as a high performing leader by G2 for their Winter 2021 in DNS Security Software Category!

Typosquatting: How Hackers are Taking Advantage of Your Typos
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Typosquatting: How Hackers are Taking Advantage of Your Typos

December 20, 2021

Typosquatting, also known as URL hijacking, is a type of social engineering attack that takes advantage of human error.

DNSFilter Response to Log4j Vulnerability
DNSFilter Response to Log4j Vulnerability

December 13, 2021

If you've been on the internet at all in the last 72 hours, you've undoubtedly heard that you should be concerned about the Log4j exploit and that lots of your software is currently vulnerable to it. DNSFilter is unaffected.

The Rural Tech Fund: Giving Away a Golden Ticket
The Rural Tech Fund: Giving Away a Golden Ticket

December 8, 2021

This holiday season, DNSFilter is proud to support the Rural Technology Fund and their second annual 2021 Golden Ticket Fundraiser.

Ernie Tkac Joins as CRO: “We are in the next phase of DNSFilter”
Ernie Tkac Joins as CRO: “We are in the next phase of DNSFilter”

December 3, 2021

Learn why Ernie Tkac joined the DNSFilter team as the Chief Revenue Officer.

Top Data Breaches of 2021
Top Data Breaches of 2021

November 29, 2021

Cybersecurity experts are working hard every day to fight against data breaches and ransomware attacks but the malicious hackers are working just as hard. See what companies were targeted during 2021 and how you can protect yourself from ending up on next year’s list.

Brace Yourselves For Holiday Scams: Over 100x increase in Fake Amazon Sites
Brace Yourselves For Holiday Scams: Over 100x increase in Fake Amazon Sites

November 22, 2021

DNSFilter has uncovered a large number of scams prior to the holiday season, with many capitalizing on popular companies such as Amazon, FedEx, and DHL.

Decentralized Cybersecurity: Changing How We Think About IT
Decentralized Cybersecurity: Changing How We Think About IT

March 1, 2022

Decentralized Cybersecurity: The answer to Shadow IT? A layered approach to endpoint security is the future. Here’s why.

Paul Vixie and Peter Lowe on Why DoH is Politically Motivated
Paul Vixie and Peter Lowe on Why DoH is Politically Motivated

November 10, 2021

DNSFilter and Farsight Security (now acquired by DomainTools) teamed up on November 9th to discuss DNS encryption, with a special emphasis on DNS-over-HTTPS, or DoH. Below is a full transcript of the webinar. In this webinar, Paul Vixie and Peter Lowe tackle the political motivations behind DoH and why it's the most popular encryption method at the moment—and why other methods may be more favorable.

[Newsletter] What’s the latest from DNSFilter?
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[Newsletter] What’s the latest from DNSFilter?

November 4, 2021

DNSFilter has some exciting things coming up! Read on to see what we’ve been up to.

DNS Poisoning
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DNS Poisoning

October 26, 2021

DNS poisoning attacks gives the hacker control of the internet user and what domains they are viewing. Read on to see how DNS poisoning is made, what it looks like on the end user side and how to prevent these attacks from happening.

The Intersection of Cryptocurrency and DNS Data Part 2: Cryptomining, Phishing, New Domains, and More
The Intersection of Cryptocurrency and DNS Data Part 2: Cryptomining, Phishing, New Domains, and More

October 25, 2021

Where cryptocurrency and DNS data meet. In part 2 of this 2-part blog, we’ll look at cryptomining, new domains, and crypto-related phishing sites.

Active Directory Sync Tool: New Capabilities, Including Security & Dynamic Group Syncing
Active Directory Sync Tool: New Capabilities, Including Security & Dynamic Group Syncing

October 27, 2021

Updates to the DNSFilter Sync Tool are here. For those using on-premise AD and Azure AD, you’ll now have increased functionality.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: The Importance of Internal Training and Testing
Cybersecurity Awareness Month: The Importance of Internal Training and Testing

October 21, 2021

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Josh Lamb, our Director of Technical Operations, goes over how we promote cybersecurity awareness at DNSFilter.

Cost of a Data Breach
Cost of a Data Breach

October 19, 2021

The cost of a data breach has risen every year. Companies are losing millions of dollars every day. Find out what mistakes corporations are making and how you can protect your company from becoming the next victim.

Introduction to MISP: A Threat Intelligence Platform
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Introduction to MISP: A Threat Intelligence Platform

October 12, 2021

What is MISP and why is it such a useful cybersecurity tool? Read more as Rahima Malik explains how this platform can help fight against cyber security attacks.

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