DNS Firewall continuously blocks threats and prevents data theft for cloud workloads

Carlsbad, CA – June 14, 2016ThreatSTOP, Inc., a cloud-based network security provider, today announced the availability of its industry-leading automated threat protection service, the ThreatSTOP DNS Firewall, in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. In use today by some of the world’s largest organizations, the ThreatSTOP DNS Firewall continuously protects cloud workloads against ransomware, phishing and other attacks, and prevents networks from communicating with command and control.

ThreatSTOP provides proactive protection for organizations migrating to the cloud with the ability to enforce security policies across on-premise, cloud, and hybrid deployments. The ThreatSTOP DNS Firewall provides flexible outbound protection against threats using malicious IP addresses and domains, including wildcards, and provides granular control over actions taken. Threat actions include block, log, and redirection to a walled garden based on DNS query data and resolution path.

“DNS has been central to configuring and accessing Internet services for over 30 years, and today’s Internet requires DNS firewall functionality to keep the enterprise secure,” said Paul Mockapetris, inventor of DNS and Chief Scientist for ThreatSTOP. “Enterprises can use virtual DNS firewalls in their own or a provider’s cloud and stop worrying about maintaining dedicated servers or appliances and their spare parts. DNS Firewall as a Service is here today.”

ThreatSTOP DNS Firewall automatically delivers live threat intelligence to virtual networks in Azure to protect cloud workloads from the latest threats based on user-defined policies. With ThreatSTOP, users customize and manage security policies composed of threat types, severity levels, and user-defined block lists and whitelists. Real-time detailed reporting on malicious activity blocked and machines affected speeds remediation.

“As organizations move workloads to the cloud, they want enterprise-class enhanced security to better protect against the latest threats,” said Gareth Bradshaw, Senior Program Manager for Azure Networking. “ThreatSTOP provides customers with the ability to create customized security policies to protect cloud workloads and virtual desktop infrastructure from the latest inbound and outbound threats. We’re excited to have ThreatSTOP join the ecosystem of security providers in the Azure Marketplace.”

ThreatSTOP delivers a highly scalable defense against advanced cyberattacks by leveraging the power of DNS to protect every device and workload across on-premise and cloud-based networks. More than 900 companies trust ThreatSTOP to protect their networks today. The ThreatSTOP service enables a physical or virtual firewall to deflect inbound attacks, and enables both firewalls and DNS servers to prevent infected hosts from communicating with threat actors trying to extract or alter data. The service is cloud-based, updates automatically and works with leading firewalls and DNS servers.

See ThreatSTOP Founder and CEO Tom Byrnes speak at Microsoft Ignite, and visit booth #314 for a live demo.

About ThreatSTOP

ThreatSTOP is a network security company offering a cloud-based threat protection service that protects every device and workload on a network from cyber attacks and data theft. It can protect any network, from virtual cloud networks to branch LANs to the largest carrier networks. The service leverages market-leading threat intelligence to deflect inbound and outbound threats including ransomware, phishing and botnet attacks, and prevents data exfiltration. For more information visit www.threatstop.com.

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Brigitte Engel, ThreatSTOP

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