DNS intelligence provider offers solutions to higher education institutions


A cybersecurity intelligence provider has introduced two new tools to help colleges and universities detect security threats more quickly.

The solutions – Brand Sentry and Domain Sentry – were developed by Farsight Security Inc., which specializes in real-time domain name server (DNS) threats.

The products, released last month, provide intelligence tools for quickly detecting malicious intent based on domain name attacks, said Doug Pearson, technical director for the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

Brand Sentry allows institutions to monitor their brands for unauthorized or unusual usage in real time to pinpoint and prevent incidents that may be illegal or threatening. To fight domain theft, Domain Sentry can monitor the institutions’ domain names and IP addresses to gain valuable insights when their existing domains move IP addresses, and use different name or mail exchanges.

“We look forward to working closely with Farsight to apply such protections in the higher education and research sector,” said Doug Pearson, technical director of REN-ISAC.

In order for higher education institutions to improve cybersecurity strategy, the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) is an important network and information sharing community. It is composed of more than 500 member institutions. REN-ISAC also serves as the computer security incident response team that supports the education institutions.

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