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Nominet is a world leader in cyber security. Our services are employed by the Government, among others, to protect their secure networks. Use our experience and expertise to understand what’s happening on your network.
We offer cyber security services to help protect your business.
These services range from access to our analytics software to integrate into your existing security stack, through to full management of your DNS, a service we run for the UK Government. Our active defence platform analyses huge volumes of data in real-time, identifying abnormalities and flagging top issues to be addressed.
By employing our services, you will be armed with the information you need to put risk mitigation strategies in place. We also ingest third party intelligence feeds to identify known threats and automatically block them from your network. Additionally, you will get access to an intuitive web dashboard to help you monitor your traffic easily. The combination presents a robust solution for cyber protection.
Implementing Nominet’s active defence platform is easy. Environments can be spun up in minutes, making it one of the fastest solutions to deploy. With no endpoint deployment or maintenance required, there are no time consuming updates for your security team.
DNS is the key to cyber security
DNS plays a critical role in every network – it is the technology standard used to turn humanly understandable domain names into internet protocol (IP) addresses understood by machines. Yet it is often overlooked by many security solutions, the ‘open backdoor’ for cyber criminals.
Several factors make DNS especially attractive to cyber criminals. Due to its ubiquitous but behind-the-scenes nature, DNS is often overlooked by system administrators. In fact, most firewalls whitelist DNS. This is utopia for cyber criminals who can easily manipulate a company’s domain name for malicious purposes. Criminals use DNS to carry out attacks such as spam, DDoS, phishing, click fraud or brandjacking.
Two-thirds of DNS traffic logs analysed showed signs of malicious activity
The number of attacks exploiting DNS are on the rise. Organizations worldwide are facing an immediate need to pay closer attention to DNS, to detect and respond to attacks, to keep their business secure and protected. Fortunately, as DNS is always-on it is also a great place for plugging in a defence layer that offers protection from threats that traditional security solutions, such as antivirus or network firewalls, would miss.
With the growth of the internet and more and more people and devices getting online every hour of every day, there are billions of packets of data to monitor, track and analyse. Traditionally it has been very difficult to gain insight into DNS traffic but now, with the right tools many cyber threats can been seen quickly and easily within an organisation’s DNS traffic. In fact according the Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report 92% of malware uses DNS in one of three ways, to gain command and control, to exfiltrate data or redirect traffic.
Detect and block malicious activity
Our NTX platform is built to detect malicious intent in seconds and to actively block threats at the DNS level, disrupting attacks in flight. It helps you gauge the health of your organisation quickly, uncover any infected machines and protect against known and unknown threats on your network, including command-and-control malware, phishing and data exfiltration.
Analyse DNS activity in real time
Our worldwide patented technology monitors your outbound DNS traffic in real time, giving you unprecedented visibility and intelligence into your DNS data. Through an intuitive web dashboard, the Nominet NTX platform allows you to quickly view active threats and suspicious activity, all without maintenance or time-consuming updates.
Enhance your SIEM solution with DNS security events
The rich APIs enable integration of curated DNS security events into existing SIEM solutions and management reporting systems, to speed up response time, stop propagation and provide richer contextual intelligence for post-breach forensics.
Easy to use
The NTX platform provides real-time protection without compromising.
performance, enabling you to visualise and manipulate threat data, and to easily set your own security policies within the platform.
Protect your users the way it suits your business through:
NTXprotect – our complete threat monitoring, blocking and analytics platform, run by your in-house security team, with optional help from our experts. The platform connects to your DNS service.
NTXsecure – offers all the benefits of NTXprotect – full threat detection, analytics and proactive blocking – along with a fully-managed, secure DNS service. All this is run for you by our exceptional team of DNS experts and security analysts. Speak to our team of experts to find the right solution for you.
Fast to deploy
Environments can be set up on your network in minutes, with no accompanying downtime. The interactive user interface can be accessed via a secure web browser and displays threat data in real time, allowing your security team to see and respond to precise intelligence in seconds.