Malware Filtering

Malware, spyware, adware – whatever you want to call it, is a huge pain. And that’s putting it mildly. We’ve spent far more time troubleshooting and removing malware than we care to admit. And every hour we were working was an hour of lost or reduced productivity for a client.

Which is why we are very happy to offer a new weapon in the fight against malware:
Malware filtering at the DNS level.

If you’re not technically inclined, think DNS as the phone book for the Internet. DNS stands for Domain Name Service. Every time you visit a website such as www.google.com your computer says, in effect, “What’s this Google thing? Give me an IP address.” Another part of your computer answers and says “I don’t know, but here’s a domain name server, ask it to get what you want.” So your computer asks what the IP address for Google.com is, and once it has the answer, makes the connection.

This makes DNS lookups a great place to provide additional protection against malware, spyware and other Internet threats. We offer DNS servers that are constantly maintained with a blacklist of sites known to harbor malware. When a PC on your network tries to visit one of those sites, our secure name servers refuse to return an IP address, blocking the connection.