June 1, 2017

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Nominum Introduces DNS-based SaaS Solution

Sold through ISPs and Telecom Operators, Nominum N2 Secure Business Delivers Benefits of the Cloud in a Network-based Solution, Protecting Businesses and Guest Wi-Fi Networks from Ransomware, Phishing and Other Cyberthreats.

REDWOOD CITY, CA — Nominum, the DNS security and services innovation leader, announced today the availability of N2™ Secure Business, a new cloud-based DNS security solution offered as a network-based service by internet service providers (ISPs) to protect their enterprise and small and mid-sized business (SMB) customers against the damage caused by cyberthreats like ransomware, phishing attacks and other malware. The carrier-class solution also secures retail locations, stadiums, transit centers and other venues where public Wi-Fi networks enable guests and their devices to stay connected.

Unlike cloud-based network security solutions where visibility into and control of the network are outsourced to a third-party provider, N2 Secure Business is network-based and keeps visibility into network activities and management and enforcement of network policies with the ISP and their business customers. The security-as-a-service offering gives ISPs a revenue-generating opportunity to serve not only their enterprise customers but also the largely untapped SMB market’s critical need for cyber protections that are largely out of reach due to cost constraints and lack of security expertise.  Additionally, with the large number of people and mobile devices coming onto public Wi-Fi networks from various locations, N2 Secure Business ensures that those networks and any devices connected to them are not compromised.

 "Studies show that many small businesses are victims of cybercrime, particularly because they have limited resources and budgets to address threats effectively,” said Arlen Frew, GM of Security and Applications for Nominum. “Research also demonstrates that more than 90% of malware leverages DNS to succeed. With the right tools and data-driven insights, service providers can utilize DNS security to automatically block communication between compromised devices and the command and control servers that carry out attacks, rendering these threats ineffective. By doing so, they can preserve the integrity of their network and keep their business customers sufficiently protected while delivering a value-added service that drives growth to the bottom line."

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