OTTAWA, Sept. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CIRA releases off-network safety for CIRA DNS firewall service to increase the cybersecurity safety to customers when they don’t seem to be linked to their company networks.

As staff embrace hybrid work from extra units and college students continue learning whereas linked to cell networks on the go, from espresso retailers, shared workspaces, or different areas, CIRA leverages its experience to supply a brand new layer of safety for private and non-private establishments nationwide.

By monitoring and analyzing DNS visitors, CIRA DNS Firewall blocks customers from accessing malicious web sites, prevents phishing assaults, and stops malware already on a community from accessing the web. To accompany the implementation of its new protecting characteristic, CIRA is launching an easy-to-deploy app which allows privateness, safety and content material filtering exterior of a company’s preliminary community safety perimeter. This cloud-based endpoint safety secures units in opposition to cyber threats whereas on and off the VPN, with out impacting the system’s efficiency or requiring specialised {hardware}.

CIRA DNS Firewall is a elementary method for CIRA to assist construct a trusted web for Canadians. The answer at present protects over 200 establishments within the elementary, highschool and higher-education sectors, dozens of municipalities and many consumers within the authorities, well being and charity sectors. Throughout the nation, greater than three million customers depend on the answer in work settings to repeatedly hold their organizations up and working. The expertise that drives DNS Firewall, can be what makes it doable for CIRA to supply Canadian Defend, the protected DNS for households, to hundreds of thousands of customers’ non-work units and networks.

“Workforces are extra cell than ever. Off-net safety will assist safeguard Canadian establishments and strengthen their defence in depth methods. Adapting to the altering work atmosphere, with out compromising safety or their community integrity is a prime precedence for IT professionals, and we’re proud to assist them in these efforts,” says Jon Ferguson, Common Supervisor for cybersecurity and DNS providers, CIRA.

Key parts

  • Permit directors to handle and configure a number of company and public networks
  • Monitor menace exercise, identifies threats and contaminated units
  • Lengthen the flexibility for IT departments to control entry to web sites based mostly on their content material classes in out-of-office environments
  • Handle system and community teams: Particular person units and groups can have distinctive filtering insurance policies and be assigned to a number of computer systems and units or networks.
  • Obtainable on Android, iOS, Home windows, MacOS and Chrome

About CIRA
CIRA manages the .CA top-level area on behalf of all Canadians. CIRA additionally develops applied sciences and providers—resembling CIRA DNS Firewall and CIRA Canadian Defend—that assist assist its aim of constructing a trusted web for Canadians. The CIRA workforce operates one of many fastest-growing nation code top-level domains (ccTLD), a high-performance world DNS community, and one of many world’s most superior back-end registry options.

About CIRA DNS Firewall
CIRA DNS Firewall is a cheap, low-maintenance layer of safety which screens and analyzes DNS visitors to dam customers from accessing malicious web sites, stopping phishing assaults, and even stopping malware already on a community from accessing the web. Situated solely in Canadian knowledge centres and peered to Canadian Web Change Factors, CIRA DNS Firewall is powered by Akamai’s DNS Infrastructure and Safety and Personalization Providers (SPS) options.

Media Contacts
Delphine Avomo Evouna
Communications Specialist, CIRA
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