DC Startup Casts an AI Net to Stop Phishing and Malware

When the price went way up on a key service, a small Washington, D.C., firm was using to protect its customers’ internet connectivity, the company balked.

After not finding a suitable alternative, the company decided to build its own. The result was a whole new business, called DNSFilter, which is casting a wide net around the market to combat phishing and malware.

Its innovation: It ditched the crowdsourcing model that has served for more than a decade as the bedrock for identifying whether websites are valid or corrupt. It opted, instead, for GPU-powered AI to make web surfing safer by identifying threats and objectionable content much faster than traditional offerings.


Search
  • There are no suggestions because the search field is empty.
Latest posts
Balancing DNS Blocking And Filtering: How To Protect Your Users Without Becoming Big Brother Balancing DNS Blocking And Filtering: How To Protect Your Users Without Becoming Big Brother

The internet can be a double-edged sword. Although it’s obviously opened up worlds of possibility, to put it mildly, it’s also made it easier for harmful material to proliferate and created a whole new industry of scams and cyberattacks. 

DNSFilter Welcomes Cisco Veteran TK Keanini as CTO DNSFilter Welcomes Cisco Veteran TK Keanini as CTO

Industry leader brings customer focus and passion to cybersecurity startup

Defeating current DNS-based attacks Defeating current DNS-based attacks

Domain name systems (DNS) has been undergirding the internet for more than four decades — and still it’s a daily pathway for cyberattacks. Considering how long security pros have had to create a better way to secure it, DNS security continues to lag, posing a significant security risk today. It remains responsible, at least to some extent, for a significant portion of cyber-attacks.

Explore More Content

Ready to brush up on something new? We've got even more for you to discover.