DNS Security Filtering Service

DNS Security Filtering Service

Akamai logoMCNC’s DNS Security Filtering is a cloud-based security service powered by Akamai’s Enterprise Threat Protector platform. The service protects against malware, ransomware, phishing, and DNS data exfiltration by automatically checking requested domains against Akamai’s real-time domain risk scoring engine. Domains and IP addresses associated with malicious sites will not be resolved, preventing users from accessing the malicious sites.

Key Benefits & Features:

Easy to Deploy - Pre Configured settings make installation and use a breeze

Low Cost High Impact - Pay only for full time employees, but get coverage for the ENTIRE network.

No Hardware Required - On-site equipment is not needed making integration seamless.

Robust and Reliable - Built on the carrier grade Akamai Enterprise Threat Protection Platform.

Strong Network Defense - Provides a high Security value through a filtered DNS Server.

Known Threat Protection - Malware, Phishing, Command and Control (Botnet), DNS Exfiltration


“The service paid for itself in one phishing attack! When folks clicked the email document, it looked like nothing happened, however when I investigated I found out that the document was redirecting them to a site that was being blocked by the DNS filtering service. If it hadn’t been for the DNS Filtering Service we would have been hit hard.”

Jeffrey C Benfield
Chief Information Officer, Mitchell Community College



Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) Management Page - Policies are easily managed and changed.

DNS Security Filtering Dashboard - Allows users to quickly identify threats and begin implementing solutions.

Security Policy Configuration Page - Where the 4 threat categories are configured (Malware, Phishing, C&C and DNS Exfiltration).

Real Time Threat Intelligence - Up-to-the-minute threat intelligence with low false positives.

AUP Management - Customize and enforce your enterprise AUP and ensure compliance by limiting access to certain content categories.

Analysis and Reporting - Real-time insight via an easy-to-use dashboard into all outbound enterprise DNS traffic.

Security Insights - Quickly understand why Akamai has added a domain or a URL to its threat intelligence lists.

Logging - DNS logs are retained for 30 days and can easily be exported as a .CSV file or integrated into a SIEM for further analysis.

Enterprise Connectors - End-point client, Sinkhole and ETP Proxy features available at no additional cost.



Watch the archived video from the May 1, 2018 demo on the MCNC YouTube channel.



To learn more about the DNS Security Filtering, watch the Onboarding Instructions video.
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Eligibility and Requirements of Service

MCNC provides this service to any non-profit in North Carolina including K-20 education, public safety, state and local government, not-for-profit healthcare, and research institutions across North Carolina.


Customized pricing is based on the number of full-time employees within your organization. To receive a quote, please submit a web request.

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