4 Reasons Why Device Level Filtering Is Better Than Network Level Filtering

4 Reasons Why Device Level Filtering Is Better Than Network Level Filtering

As cyber threats continue to increase in both frequency and sophistication, organizations must adapt their security strategies to stay ahead of the curve. While DNS security has been a trusted method for protecting networks for many years, the rise of new and more complex threats has exposed its limitations.

To combat these threats, many organizations are moving from DNS security to agent-based security. In this blog post, we’ll explain why this shift is necessary and what the benefits of agent-based security are.

Adapting to Today’s world

In today’s hybrid world, where employees work from various locations and networks, traditional security measures like firewalls and VPNs are no longer sufficient in providing complete protection. VPN connections can be disabled at the first instance of frustration, relying on network configurations for security is not enough.

To combat the constantly evolving threat landscape, agent-based security has become increasingly important. This approach uses real-time threat detection, ensuring that devices are protected no matter where they are or what network they are connected to. This makes agent-based security a critical component in safeguarding against even the most advanced and sophisticated attacks.”

Granular Visibility and Control

Another limitation of DNS security is its limited visibility into network activity. This makes it difficult to identify the source of an attack and take appropriate action.

With agent-based security, organizations have a much clearer view of what is happening on their network. Agents are installed on each device, providing granular visibility into activity and enabling organizations to quickly respond to threats. You can see what user and when the user was on what device.

Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

Regulatory requirements are constantly evolving, and organizations must be able to demonstrate that they are meeting these requirements. With DNS security, it can be difficult to provide the necessary level of visibility and control required by many regulations.

Agent-based security, on the other hand, provides organizations with the tools they need to meet these requirements and demonstrate compliance. Security Insurance is now requiring that you have the right tools in place just to write up a policy.

Ease of Deployment and Management

Finally, agent-based security is much easier to deploy and manage than DNS security. With DNS security, organizations must make changes to their network infrastructure, which can be complex and time-consuming.

Agent-based security, on the other hand, is deployed directly on endpoints, which means that organizations can be up and running quickly and with minimal impact on their network.

In conclusion, moving from DNS security to agent-based security provides organizations with a more comprehensive and effective way to protect their networks from cyber threats.

With advanced threat detection, granular visibility and control, compliance and regulatory requirements, and ease of deployment and management, agent-based security is the logical choice for organizations looking to stay ahead of the curve.

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