Excalibur Technology's DNS Web Filtering service scans all of your outgoing DNS requests and prevents your devices from connecting to websites and computers that house malware, viruses and spyware. We can help prevent Cryptolocker and other issues.
Are you looking for a way to help stop spyware, adware, viruses, phishing attacks and ransomware such as Cryptolocker? We invite you to discover the benefits of Excalibur Technology's DNS Web Filtering Service. This service actively scans and validates all of your outgoing DNS requests against a database that is updated 24x7x365 and prevents your computer from connecting to websites, webpages, computers or servers that are known to be infected, suspect or suspicious. This service can also block categories of websites that are unwanted and not appropriate to a business environment such as pornography, social media, gambling, etc. We can even block specific websites such as LinkedIn, FaceBook, your competitors, file sharing sites or anything else you would like to prevent your employees from visiting while on the corporate network.
What is DNS?
DNS is the tool that computers use to translate website information that humans can understand (www.amazon.com) to a number that a computer can understand (188.8.131.52). Think of it as the phonebook for the Internet. All websites, computers, phones, tablets, etc. have a unique DNS number that can be used to connect to that particular system. Once a DNS request has been shown to house malware, spyware or viruses, that number goes into an exclusions database. If one of your computers requests a listed website such as www.virus.com, our DNS Web Filtering denies the request and prevents your system from ever reaching the corrupted website.
What will it block?
Our DNS Web Filtering service will block sites that contain malware, viruses and spyware. It can also be custom configured for your network to block access to specific websites such as FaceBook or entire categories of websites such as social media in general. This will help boost productivity and keep employees on task.
Does it work?
Yes…extremely well, in fact. Once our engineers setup your filtering and quickly customize it, they will show you that it is working immediately. As additional proof, all clients that were running on this service were completely protected from Cryptolocker since it's inception.
How is it different from firewall content filtering?
Firewall content filtering works by filtering INCOMING content. Meaning that an infected website could be contacted, and start to deliver its payload to your network. It would then be up to the firewall to block that content as it comes into your network. Our DNS Web Filtering service filters OUTGOING requests and prevents the connection to the infected system from ever being made. This is fast and more pro-active than filtering incoming content. If you already have firewall filtering, this service will work with it and provide an extra level of security.
What devices will it protect?
Our DNS Web Filtering service can protect every device, even when they travel off your network. It protects every PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, laptop. Chromebook and more. There is an agent software program that will be installed to ensure that your devices remain safe even when using public WiFi, or employee home Internet connections.
How much does it cost?
This service is included at no additional cost to members of our Total Support Solutions program. Diamond Level. Other clients may enjoy this service for the low monthly fee of $2.00 per device per month. This service instantly pays for itself by reducing infections that require IT costs to clean them up and from the productivity gained by eliminating employee web surfing. This service is billed monthly and there is no minimum commitment.