Over the past few years, hackers and cybercriminals have been increasing their efforts to infect computers, gain access to data, and extort money from businesses.
New malware is now being released at an alarming rate. A new malware variant is now being released every four seconds. Ransomware is also a major threat. The file-encrypting software is used to lock files on the victim’s computer and requires a ransom payment to be made in order to regain access to files. New ransomware variants are similarly being developed at unprecedented rates.
One ransomware author generated $96 million in profit in the first six months of 2016 from ransom payments. At a typical cost of around $500 per encrypted machine, it clearly shows the sheer number of infections. Of course, that is just one ransomware author. There are many authors, and now more than 200 active ransomware families.
Malware and ransomware is spread via spam email campaigns, malvertising, and via malicious websites. TitanHQ detects up to 60,000 malicious websites every day. Preventing end users from accessing these sites stops malicious software from being installed on end users’ machines. The risk of a malware or ransomware infection is considerable, as WebTitan CTO Neil Farrell explains, “We block millions of websites per month and estimate that the average user encounters 3 malicious links per day.”
TitanHQ constantly updates its list of malicious websites to ensure that end users are protected from new threats. End users can also block certain categories of website that are much more likely to be used by cybercriminals to infect users. This helps to keep business networks free from malware and ransomware, while also protecting WiFi users from online threats such as malware and phishing, as well as preventing inappropriate or illegal content from being accessed.
At the recent 2016 WiFi Now conference in London – The world’s premier event for professionals involved in the WiFi industry – TitanHQ’s Sales Director, Conor Madden gave a presentation on DNS WiFi filtering. Conor explained the benefits that can be gained from restricting accessible website content and why DNS filtering is the future of web content filtering.
If you were unable to attend the WiFi Now event or missed Conor’s DNS filtering presentation and you would like to find out more about TitanHQ’s innovative DNS-based web filter, you can view the DNS filtering presentation below:
Presentation on Using DNS Filtering for Web Content Filtering
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