Block Malicious DNS Connections & Protect Against Phishing Attacks

WatchGuard DNSWatch may be a Cloud-based service adding DNS-level filtering to detect and block potentially dangerous connections and protect networks and employees from damaging attacks. WatchGuard analysts triage any critical alerts, following up with an easy-to-understand accounting that has detailed insights about the potential infection. When the attack uses phishing, and an employee clicks the link, DNSWatch automatically redirects them away from the malicious site and offers resources that reinforce phishing education.

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Key Features

DNS-level detection, providing an extra layer of security to block malicious DNS requests

Automatically protects end users from phishing attacks

Provides immediate phishing education to heighten user awareness after an attack

Offers detailed information on the attacker, sort of attack and attacker goals without requiring you to comb through logs

100% Cloud-based, making it easy to deploy and manage, saving you time and money

Complements Reputation Enabled Defense and WebBlocker to block malicious threats

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Effective DNS-Based Protection

Hackers believe DNS to execute attacks on unsuspecting victims, so careful examination of DNS requests is a good way to find and ultimately intercept attacks! DNSWatch brings DNS-level filtering into our Total Security Suite, providing an extra layer of security to prevent malware infections. Unwitting attempts to attach to known malicious DNS addresses by your users are automatically blocked, and also the user is seamlessly redirected to a secure landing page.

Low TCO Cloud Service

DNSWatch operates 100% from the Cloud, so there’s no software to maintain, or any hardware beyond the Firebox you are already using with Total Security Suite services. Requiring no client-side configuration makes deploying DNSWatch a breeze to set up and manage, saving even more time and money.

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Tackle Phishing with Automated Training

Educating users is an IT admin’s last line of defense in protecting their organization, but it will be a challenge to produce timely training – and while the error is fresh within the user’s memory. DNSWatch increases an organization’s resilience to phishing by automating employee education. When a user clicks on a phishing message, they're redirected to an educational game that reinforces the warning signs of a phishing attack. By automatically delivering training at the time of the infraction, DNSWatch provides employee training while the mis-click is fresh in their mind and reduces risks to the organization from repeated mistakes.

Expert Guidance in Your Inbox

When attackers strike, they're kept engaged within the DNSWatch Blackhole so that we will learn more about them. Then we follow up with a report with the details about infections detected and blocked by the service. No got to spend hours combing through logs or researching an alert because it comes through – the analysis arrives right in your inbox for a unique, customer-specific service not found in other DNS filtering solutions. This service allows companies to quickly and simply react to address any potential risks…doing what others can only do with an army of security analysts.

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Your First Line of Defense Against Threats

Combining DNSWatch with complementary services like our Reputation Enabled Defense (reputation lookup) service, WebBlocker content filtering, Gateway AntiVirus, and APT Blocker sandboxing, melds their protective capabilities to block malicious connections on all ports and protocols – including those used with phishing and spear-phishing attacks.

How It Works

WatchGuard DNSWatch monitors outbound DNS requests, correlating them against an aggregated list of malicious sites. Requests that are determined to be malicious are blocked, redirecting the user to a secure site to strengthen their phishing training.

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