What is DNS?
DNS stands for Domain Name System and it is like a phonebook for the web. It translates our URL into a language that computers understand. For example, it will convert numberseven.com into 126.96.36.199.
What is DNS filtering?
DNS filtering is a way of restricting access to certain pages for a particular reason, often content based filtering. If a website or type of website is considered to be a hazard, its IP address will be blocked by a DNS filter and user will be stopped from accessing it. Examples of sites that could be blocked include adults, gambling, efficiency sinks, or those considered to pose major malware risks.
How DNS filtering works?
When you try to open any website, a request is sent to DNS server that checks the IP address if the website exists and compare it with a list of malicious sites. DNS blockage happens when a specific website or IP address is considered to be malicious. After checking the website is loaded and it only takes fractions of seconds to do it. DNS protect you from connecting to websites known to be malicious and sites that wants to steal your personal data like login credentials etc.
Benefits of DNS filtering
There are a variety of essential benefits provided by the DNS filtering solution. But the main advantage is the ability to fully block links to malicious and compromised websites, as well as what may be called "objective" sites, such as pornographic hosting, abuse, extremism, and more.
DNS is helpful for users and businesses as it terminates malware and malicious sites. DNS deny access to phishing attacks, malware like viruses, spyware etc.
Monitor Online Access – allows you to manage the organization’s Internet access.
Cloud Benefit – It comes as a cloud-based service, so this demands a basic DNS redirect to the servers. Limited access- Companies can prohibit anyone, except marketing workers, from accessing social media sites and establish an exemption for lunch breaks.