Cloud delivered network security and Web filtering that protects you on any device, from any location.
In today’s world, building out an effective security strategy requires multiple layers of protection and antivirus is only one piece of the puzzle. Traditional products are not enough anymore, additional layers are required to help predict and proactively mitigate new advanced threats before they happen. OpenDNS Umbrella is the product of choice for Tegen’s customer base.
What is OpenDNS Umbrella?
OpenDNS Umbrella is an additional layer of security protection. It supplements existing antivirus endpoints and firewalls with the added benefit of protecting your remote users globally without hardware to install or software to maintain. Their predictive intelligence uses machine learning to automate protection against emerging security threats before your organisation is attacked.
OpenDNS is one of the leading security products that protects against attacks from CryptoLocker and other similar ransomware and malware threats. If you aren't aware of how easy it is to become infected, read our article here.
View our infographic which also explains how antivirus and OpenDNS can help you stay protected.
OpenDNS Umbrella includes a Web Filtering Feature that puts you in control. It lets you manage your corporate web use, on and off your network, with acceptable use or compliance policies.
How does OpenDNS Umbrella work?
Threat Protection – OpenDNS is a Cloud Based application that sits on the firewall perimeter to protect your office workers and remote users. It works by routing all internet traffic through its OpenDNS service to detect any harmful threats to your PC’s and to the entire network. This means that remote users don’t have to waste time trying to find a good internet connection to use the typical Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. With OpenDNS they can complete their work knowing all their internet traffic is going through the Cloud OpenDNS application.
Web Filtering – Another great feature of OpenDNS is its web filtering ability. Once implemented on your network, you can protect, monitor and control the web browsing within your company by deciding who can access what on the internet.
Category Blocking: No two businesses are the same, therefore their needs of the internet will be different. OpenDNS uses categories to broadly block certain content from your employee’s browsing activity. Everything you block is applied to the whole company and then you can exclude certain individuals, groups or departments from the rule. i.e. if you don’t want employees using social media during work hours, you can block this from the entire company and then exclude the Sales and Marketing department from the rule so they can use it for their work activities. It is all easily configurable and changeable because it uses Active Directory that is already on your network.
Ad Blocking: OpenDNS uses its intelligent proxy to detect and block you from viewing dangerous web pages. It also protects you from the increasing threat of ‘Malvertisement’ which is when malicious adverts, that contain viruses or similar, are placed on reputable sites. If a site is safe but the advert is not, OpenDNS will load the web page but disable the advert and any clickable links to it.
Threats like this are common on news sites such as MSN, BBC and Yahoo.
Should you still use Antivirus and Firewalls?
The simple answer is yes. OpenDNS does not replace these traditional security software products but supplements them with the added benefits mentioned above. They are still useful, if not critical, in defending against previous known attacks. A big reason is that threats never expire – every piece of malware ever created is still out there, circulating both online and offline.
What’s the difference?
Antivirus is a reactive security product. It mitigates against threats by updating itself using information on known attacks. Meaning it only knows about an attack after it has launched and infected others. Whereas OpenDNS is a proactive security product that protects against advanced threats as they spawn by predicting new threats, for example with CryptoLocker, there are currently over 8 million variants which are still adapting every day.
Compromises happen in seconds, breaches then start minutes later and can continue undetected for months.
Don’t let one wrong click be the reason your company becomes infected.