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InternetNZ has announced that its new cyber security product, Defenz Domain Name System (DNS) Firewall, is available for a free four month trial.

 

This extended trial is offered to organisations and businesses, Internet Service Providers and Managed Service Providers, tertiary education, healthcare, nonprofit and government organisations between 3 June 2020 and 30 September 2020.

 

Defenz DNS Firewall protects Internet users from phishing attacks, malware, ransomware and botnets. It also stops malware already on the network from accessing the Internet.

 

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter says that many organisations are pivoting their services to help organisations get online and stay safe as they respond to COVID-19.

 

“Defenz DNS Firewall is a service available to help organisations respond to rising online threats. Making the service free for the next few months will remove a barrier to using it, and ensure more organisations have the opportunity to implement an easy and effective security layer,” says Carter.

 

In 2019, CERT NZ saw 1,934 reports of phishing and credential harvesting, up 25% from 2018.

 

15% of reports made to CERT NZ in 2019 had some form of financial loss, with a total value of $16.7 million.

 

“In our work to help New Zealanders harness the power of the Internet it’s important we work to keep New Zealand businesses safe and secure,” says InternetNZ Commercial Director, David Morrison.

 

“New Zealand may be removed geographically from the rest of the world but we are not exempt from online attacks. We cannot be complacent about online security.”  

 

Defenz DNS Firewall doesn’t require any extra equipment, doesn’t slow down the Internet connection, has a straightforward set up and onboarding process and allows users to turn the additional online protection layer on and off as needed.

 

Read more about Defenz DNS Firewall.

 





 

 

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  #2534246 4-Aug-2020 09:11
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An update:

 

 

InternetNZ is pleased to announce its security product, Defenz DNS Firewall, is now consuming CERT NZ’s local threat feed.

 

Defenz DNS Firewall protects Internet users from phishing attacks, malware, ransomware and botnets helping to manage online security risks.

 

Defenz already draws on an international cyberthreat feed curated by Akamai which analyses global DNS traffic. The feed is updated in real time, taking roughly five minutes from detection to blocking.

 

InternetNZ’s Commercial Director, David Morrison, says the combination of both international and national intelligence broadens the number of security risks detected, with more threat feeds expected to be added later this year.

 

"It’s important to InternetNZ to keep adding intelligence to Defenz to make sure our customers are protected from known security threats," says Morrison.

 

"We’re thrilled to have introduced CERT NZ’s threat feed to Defenz and are already seeing New Zealand specific threats blocked by the product as a result."

 

"Phishing is consistently the initial vector of compromise for many of the incidents we see. The CERT NZ threat feed was created to give users a significant boost in their cyber defenses by blocking access to malicious sites that have been reported to us," says Declan Ingram, Deputy Director at CERT NZ.

 

In 2019, CERT NZ saw 1,934 reports of phishing and credential harvesting, up 25% from 2018.

 

15% of reports made to CERT NZ in 2019 had some form of financial loss, with a total value of $16.7 million.

 

"Cyber security attacks can result in big financial and reputational damage for organisations, says Morrison.

 

"Defenz identifies and stops online threats at the DNS layer, complementing an organisation’s security stack and supporting efforts to avoid organisational damage."

 





 

 

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