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29 June 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
Akamai Technologies has introduced their Enterprise Threat Protector.
The new offering provides customers with quick to deploy and
easy to manage cloud based solutions against cyber threats such
as: malware, ransomware, phishing and DNS-based data
Recursive DNS, is an often overlooked part of enterprise
infrastructure and can be one of the gaps used by cyber
criminals to hack your system. The majority of software and
clients rely on DNS to communicate with one another, but DNS
does not have built-in intelligence to determine if a domain
being requested by a user is safe or malicious.
Akamai’s Enterprise Threat Protector has been
specifically designed to address this potential threat. Using
data gathered through Akamai’s Cloud Security
Intelligence, Enterprise Threat Protector layers intelligence
onto a company’s recursive DNS requests,
preventing users from accessing malicious domains and lowering
risk for businesses of all sizes. By determining the "intent"
of a DNS request from the enterprise is able to safeguard
systems and predictively block access to any domains deemed
In addition, Enterprise Threat Protector can also disrupt
communications between devices within an enterprise that have
already been infected with malware and the bad
actors’ command and control (C2)
C2 is a well-known Internet-based feature to control malware
once it has infected systems. The solution can also identify
DNS data exfiltration attacks where the DNS protocol is used as
a way to send sensitive data outside of the enterprise. It can
also be used to prevent access to web content that falls
outside an enterprise’s acceptable use policy.
John Summers, vice president and general manager of
enterprise products, Akamai explained: "Our
customers’ security teams are facing adversaries
that consistently shift attack tactics and vectors,
specifically seek out gaps in defenses and can be incredibly
persistent in attempts to find weaknesses in a
company’s security posture. Enterprises need
quick-to-deploy and easy-to-manage cloud-based solutions that
can address these unique issues as part of their overall
security strategy. With Enterprise Threat Protector,
we’re providing our customers with a powerful,
intelligent solution that can help detect and stop targeted
attacks in their tracks."
Enterprise Threat Protector,