The many advantages of Secure DNS according to VAB
One of the first things Pieter wants to tell us is the astonishing ease and speed with which Secure DNS is implemented. “It takes 30 seconds, so to speak.”
Other advantages he observed during the few months VAB has been using Secure DNS?
- “The information we receive daily is incredibly specific. It allows me to quickly target certain devices or websites, by adapting our firewall.”
- “An easy-to-use platform shows me which IP-addresses often cause trouble, or which URLs have been tried to reach.”
- “Reports show a lot of suspect URLs we wouldn’t have caught without Secure DNS.”
- “Traditional antivirus software acts ‘after the facts’, Secure DNS prevents problems by cutting off traffic.”
“Since implementing Secure DNS, I saw a 70% decrease in malware cases reported to McAfee. Which saves me 1 to 2 hours of work per day.”
- “Secure DNS helps me prove to my superiors that we need to put more effort into educating our end-users. Thanks to reports and specific figures, I can paint a pretty good picture of where we stand.”
Passing the phishing test
As a part of a larger group with strict security concerns, VAB regularly gets tested with phishing emails, designed to replicate official VAB-communication.
“These phishing tests are devised to examine ‘the human factor’ in cybersecurity. Are people in our network careful in opening suspicious emails and why (not)? We can use the collected data to better educate our employees.”
“The first of those tests after we implemented Secure DNS, immediately showed us the value of the tool. Out of the 200 expertly designed emails, 80% were opened. Secure DNS promptly blocked the access to the websites behind the ‘suspect’ links. Of course, in this case, we had to ask Secutec to lift the blockage. We needed the numbers for our reports. But the case did highlight Secure DNS’s strengths.”
About trust and going the extra mile
To Pieter and his colleagues, it is very important to have a partner who knows the VAB-environment like the back of his hand.
“I appreciate that I mostly speak to the same 2 people. But shouldn’t they be around, I still know I’ll get someone on the line that knows our case, thanks to the in-depth documentation at Secutec.”
“On top of that, we get regular updates and recommendations, even by the Secutec CEO himself, always proactively tailored to VAB’s security needs. When Secutec offers us a tool, we know we can trust them. They will never try to sell us something we don’t need. The Secutec team does its job and even more than that.”
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