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DNS Firewall stops malware and ransomware

CIRA's DNS Firewall provides protection against malware and phishing attacks by blocking access to malicious websites.

CIRA combines advanced data science with decades of experience managing the DNS to provide a critical element of your defence-in-depth strategy.

Strengthen your defence-in-depth strategy

Cybersecurity is a game of layers. No one cybersecurity solution is 100% effective. Whether you have traditional endpoint or firewall protection, a defence-in-depth strategy that includes a DNS firewall is essential.

DNS Firewall adds a cost-effective, low-maintenance layer to your cybersecurity footprint. By monitoring and analyzing your DNS traffic, DNS Firewall can block users from accessing malicious websites, prevent phishing attacks, and even stop malware already on your network from accessing the internet. 

How a DNS Firewall helps

Check out this three-minute video on how DNS Firewall works and why it is an essential addition to your cybersecurity strategy. 

Proven protection against the growing threat landscape

  • 1.2 million

    Canadian users protected with CIRA DNS Firewall

  • 8 hours

    80% of clicks on malware happen in the first 8 hours

  • 90%

    Reduction in impacted desktops from spearphishing attacks

  • 15 minutes

    to detect and block over 100,000 new threats that appear every day 

  • 1 in 5

    small businesses reported a successful ransomware attack

  • 80%

    of malware uses the DNS for command-and-control

Helping to protect Canada's Institutions

Protecting Canada's students and educators.

Securing our vital healthcare institutions. 

Keeping cities, libraries, and first responders safe.

When a phishing attack occurs, using CIRA DNS Firewall we have reduced the impacted user rate by 80-90%. In addition to happy end users, that is a lot of time saved for our support team.

Andrew Bell, Manager, Digital Services Delivery and Administration Trent University

CIRA DNS Firewall Features

  • Faster data can optimally route on networks in Canada to improve performance

  • Private with all data kept secure and sovereign

  • Full deployment in minutes with support for static and dynamic IP addresses.

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Before you proceed. If you are considering personal or household security we recommend you check out CIRA Canadian Shield - it's free!

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