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Watchguard Technologies announces release of DNSWatchGO

Watchguard Technologies announces release of DNSWatchGO

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WatchGuard Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, has announced the release of DNSWatchGO, a new cloud-based security service that automatically detects and blocks phishing attacks, command and control callbacks and data exfiltration attempts against users both inside and outside the network perimeter.

Available as a stand-alone solution and through Passport, WatchGuard’s new user-centric security services bundle, DNSWatchGO offers DNS-level protection and content filtering to protect users wherever they are. It also provides automated end-user security awareness and education features that are designed to help prevent future security incidents – all in a simplified, cost-effective solution that is easy to deploy and manage.

According to a recent CITE Research survey of IT administrators and managers, remote work is incredibly prevalent today, with 92% of respondents reporting that their organisations allow it. But as the volume of employees operating off-network continues to increase, organisations are exposed to greater security risks.

In fact, even though 90% of organisations are currently using endpoint threat detection and response solutions – and 85% are confident in their ability to monitor the activity of off-network employees – nearly two-thirds of respondents confirmed that a remote worker has fallen victim to cyberattacks. 

“As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, businesses need to be able to protect against the increasing attacks that take place outside of their core network. They need to be able to monitor off-network traffic, filter access to malicious and unwanted content, and protect users even when they’re not using a VPN,” said Andrew Young, SVP of Product Management at WatchGuard.

“DNSWatchGO was built to deliver these capabilities and extend our industry-leading layered protections to secure remote workers beyond the network perimeter, while also educating and training them on security best practices in the process.”

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