Included with the platform is the ability to
protect networks by pointing DNS settings to the iboss cloud. This is a great choice for protecting guest and BYOD networks where devices are not owned by the organization but protection from Internet threats is still required.
Cloud DNS protection can easily be used to secure branch office locations without touching endpoints or re-configuring devices. The DNS settings of the network are changed to point to iboss cloud. When the iboss cloud receives a DNS query from the network, the query is run through the malware security stack to determine if the destination is malicious or the request represents malware command and control center traffic which indicates an infection.
The use of DNS protection is powerful for BYOD networks where guests are able to leverage Wifi provided by the organization but the devices being used are not owned by the organization. Because the devices will automatically use the networkprovided DNS settings, any query made by the BYOD device will be forwarded to iboss cloud for protection.