Are you worried that your cloud-based web server's DNS firewall isn't secure enough? Watch the video below as we explain how to test your security, improve it and reduce your hosting bill.


What is a DNS Firewall?

A DNS firewall offers protection against cybercriminals on malicious websites. The firewall blocks traffic from known phishing attempts, fraudulent websites and malware. DNS firewalls are typically installed through the network in order to provide security to all devices using this connection.

How Do I Know if My Cloud-Based Server is Secure?

The easiest way to determine if your cloud-based DNS firewall is secure is to use a company like ThreatSTOP that has a reputation for staying up-to-date with the latest in cybersecurity.

There are a few other steps you can take if you already have a DNS firewall in place. First, you will need to ensure your firewall is updated. You will need to know what the latest version is and how to check the firewall to ensure that the latest version is in place.

Next, you should configure your protective DNS to receive updates on a regular basis. You will also need to check back after each update to ensure your web server DNS firewall updated without any issues. Sometimes, an interruption in power will cause an update to halt, which will lead to an incomplete installation. Regular oversight is necessary.

There are also several check-ups you will need to do on an ongoing basis. Make sure your cloud-based security is blocking all unauthorized traffic. Monitor the firewall logs so you can look for suspicious or unauthorized activity. Run vulnerability assessments to look for weaknesses that might be exploited by malicious players.


Continued Maintenance on Cloud-Based Security

If you do not employ a third-party company like ThreatSTOP, you will need to run regular audits on your equipment. These audits function like vulnerability checks. They will identify vulnerabilities and look for lack of updates. It is a good idea to hire a third-party for security audits. They may find something that your team cannot. You should also use multi-factor authentication for access to your server. MFA ensures those who should not have access to your system won't.

The best solution is to use ThreatSTOP. You don't have to take your web security into your own hands when you have a team of professionals working for you. Are you ready to learn more? Contact ThreatSTOP today!

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Video Transcript
0:00 Intro
0:29 Is My Cloud-Based Server's DNS Firewall Secure Enough?
1:16 Improving Your Security

Well, one of the things is that if you're running a web server in the cloud, you want to talk to people that are customers and you don't want to talk to people that are trying to break into your website or are scraping it for information or whatever. So what you can do is you can decide what your target demographic is and then Implement rules in a Waf web application firewall. 

0:29 Is My Cloud-Based Server's DNS Firewall Secure Enough?
For example, on Amazon and say okay, I only want to sell to users in the US and the product that I sell is not of interest outside the US, or you might say well, okay, I can sell to, you know, the US or Europe, and what you do there is you pay for every bit of traffic that hits your website.

So why don't you throw away the traffic that's coming from places where you have no possible customer interest. So buying the the rule set such as are sold by ThreatSTOP to filter out all of the extraneous traffic will reduce your hosting bill, and that's always good. 

1:16 Improving Your Security
And improve your security while it's at it. Save money, stay secure. That's the advantage of up-to-date threat intelligence and tailoring to fit your customer base.