With every passing day, the size and scope of our digital presence is rising. This means a constant increase in your digital assets and with it, your threat surface also enhances to a great extent.
Add on the aspect of most of your employees and partners working remotely, you have a lot on your plate when it comes to cyber security. Gaps in hastily implemented remote work and other digital solutions are constantly being exploited by cyber miscreants.
In these otherwise challenging circumstances, the last you want is a data or security breach and you’ll have your work cut out.
What is a Domain Name System – DNS
Consider a DNS similar to the management system for all the home addresses in your neighborhood. The DNS translates or converts domain names into machine readable IP addresses, which are in turn assigned to devices over your network and so on.
DNS plays a pivotal role in communications and activity over the web. Simple domain names are of little use for network devices, while IP addresses are “Latin” for us as human users. So, this void is filled by the DNS.
However, no two DNS solutions are created equal. While we can’t emphasize the importance of a secure DNS enough, its critical role has been further escalated in the present hostile cyber environment.
Why a Secure DNS is So Important?
Regardless of whether its an internal network, the web or a combination of both, DNS security is of paramount importance. Without proper security protocols in place at the DNS level, it can become nearly impossible for you to manage network traffic.
Over the web or internal networks, data moves to and fro in the form of packets. Now, each such data packet originates from a certain IP address and is intended for a specific IP address, which is in fact the packet’s intended destination.
During this entire phase, if you don’t have a secure DNS in place, you can either lose your data along the way, it may get corrupted by some bad cyber actor or worse, some unintended malware or ransomware can also be planted.
This was just a glimpse of the risks to which you may expose your network in the absence of a secure Hosted Security Service.