Farsight Security to Preview Real-Time DNS Protection Tools at Black Hat USA 2021


SAN MATEO, Calif., July 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Building on the success of its proven new solutions of Newly Observed Domains (NOD), Newly Observed Host Names (NOH) and other DNS solutions from Real-Time Protection (PDNS), Farsight Security, Inc., the leading cybersecurity provider of DNS Intelligence, today announced that the company will preview new DNS protection datasets based on time-based technologies. real that allow companies to defend themselves against external threats on its virtual booth at the Black Hat USA 2021 Hybrid event, which will take place virtually and in person in Las Vegas from July 31 to August 5, 2021, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas , Nevada.

To counter rapidly evolving threats, businesses need efficient and easy-to-use DNS protection solutions based on real-time intelligence. The new datasets harness the observational power of Farsight’s vast network of real-time sensors to unlock new defensive layers. As the largest and most successful source of PDNS intelligence, Farsight will offer new datasets that will contain new observations or activities related to Internet identifiers. Customers will select a set of flows that best matches their security posture.

“Unlike recent headlines, DNS works Very goodsaid Paul Vixie, CEO of Farsight and also co-inventor with Vernon Schryver of the implementation of the DNS Firewall Response Policy Zone (RPZ). Improves, the offense inevitably improves as well, and the only way we can get a head start on the bad guys is if we can invalidate and overwrite their DNS content as quickly as they can create it. The far end is not working, and the near-end pullback is not scaling. This is a middle pullback, and at Farsight we take great pride in our continued leadership role in linked digital defense. to the DNS.

About Protective DNS

DNS Protector is a set of security services, including DNS firewalls, developed to protect businesses against the abuse of Domain Name System (DNS) assets, including domain names and IP addresses. Response Policy Zones (RPZ) is a distributed DNS firewall solution first created by current members of the Farsight team in 2010. RPZs have become a must-have security tool. Companies can select their preferred trade and open source policy feeds that address their from specific security threats, from phishing and ransomware to Domain Generation Algorithm (DGA) botnets and more.

As evoked by the recent recommendation of the United States government on the protective DNS, it is essential that the productive side of the global digital economy is able to avoid, on a large scale, Internet credentials created or acquired by bad actors from third parties. predatory purposes, including junk traffic, confusing similarities. , pumping and dumping, and any other harmful activity that relies on high quality DNS service.

Farsight Security has long-standing partnerships with ThreatSTOP, BlueCat Networks, Adaptive DNS â„¢ and Infoblox, the leading provider of cloud-based DDI and DNS security services, and other providers of barrier technology and policies. DNS fire (RPZ) for network operators that maintain their DNS services on premises or in the perimeter, as well as several providers of DNS protection, including DNSFilter and the leading DNS security provider in Europe, Heimdal â„¢, which provides telemetry DNS to Farsight via SIE Europe.

DNS solutions for far vision protection

Farsight has been offering DNS protection technologies since 2014, when the company first released Newly Observed Domains (NODs). Considered a strategic tool in the fight against cyber threats, NOD is used today by many Fortune 500 companies and is only one of our PDNS solutions.

“Organizations should take advantage of DNS and associated data to reduce cybersecurity risks. BlueCat, along with Farsight, has allowed the use of DNS as a protection mechanism for years. As the threat landscape intensifies, organizations like the NSA and Gartner are echoing the importance of this best practice. It’s time for businesses to actively use DNS as a central part of intelligence collection and control, â€said Andrew Wertkin, Director of Strategy at BlueCat.

“Farsight provides critical NOD threat intelligence that extends the protection offered by our BloxOne Threat Defense solution to devices, whether onsite or remote,” said Craig Sanderson, vice president of security product management , Infoblox. “This data enriches the information we share through our Threat Intel Data Exchange (TIDE) service and feeds into our Case tool to automate the collection and correlation of threats. Our partnership helps security operations teams gain a better contextual understanding of threats present in their on-premises and cloud environments, dramatically accelerating investigation and resolution times.

“DNSFilter has been offering cloud-based Protective DNS (PDNS) since 2015, using proprietary AI to continuously scan the internet for newly registered and newly suspicious domains. We strongly believe in the value of DNS protection as the first line of defense for businesses looking to improve their cybersecurity posture, â€said Jen Ayers, COO of DNSFilter and former vice president of CrowdStrike.

“Everything you do on the Internet, good or bad, starts with DNS. Therefore, real-time DNS is the ideal tool to monitor and control your network. The ThreatSTOP DNS Defense platform, powered by Farsight NOD, provides timely information about new DNS assets that are highly susceptible to malicious use. The ThreatSTOP platform puts NOD to work by streaming it in real time to application points, whether they are trunks, appliances, Microsoft DNS or your laptop, making NOD an effective defense across the company, â€said Dr. Paul Mockapetris, inventor of the field. Name System (DNS) and Chief Scientist for ThreatSTOP.

“Heimdal’s has been focused on developing the world’s first fully AI-powered DNS protection and security engine that will protect you in real time against any domain, new or old, used for malicious purposes. We recognize that DNS is part of almost every attack chain and therefore protective DNS security is crucial for protecting clients. We therefore offer our AI protection DNS security SaaS solutions on the endpoint, cloud or on-premise for customers. Without sharing our AI IP, we also gladly return raw domain information to the intelligence community, â€said Morten Kjaersgaard, CEO of Heimdal â„¢.

Pricing and availability

Farsight will demonstrate this new set of DNS protection technologies at its virtual booth at Black Hat USA 2021. Products will be available early in Q4 2021. For details, please contact [email protected].

About Farsight Security, Inc.

Farsight Security, Inc. is a leading provider of historical and real-time passive DNS data, including its flagship solution, DNSDB, the world’s largest passive DNS database. We enable security teams to qualify, enrich and correlate all sources of threat data and ultimately save time when it’s most critical – during an attack or an investigation. Our solutions provide unmatched global visibility, context and response to enterprise, government and security industry staff and platforms. Farsight Security is headquartered in San Mateo, California, United States. Find out how we can empower your threat platform and security team with Farsight Security passive DNS solutions at https://www.farsightsecurity.com/ or follow us on Twitter: @FarsightSecInc.


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