ePLDT launches solutions against cyber criminals

posted February 15, 2019 at 08:15 pm
by  Darwin G. Amojelar
ePLDT said it is committed to deliver the best-in-class cyber security solutions to protect subscribers from cyberattacks.

ePLDT said it was delivering a more secure internet experience for residential, mobile and corporate users of DNS security as it implements a fully DNSSEC-compliant DNS infrastructure. 

“Today’s cybercriminals and the threats they pose are ever growing in size. They have hundreds of ways to compromise DNS servers and it could lead to loss of personal information of users and mission-critical data of companies. We at ePLDT are committed to delivering groundbreaking and innovative digital solutions to our customers, while ensuring their security and protection online,” said Nerisse Ramos, ePLDT Group senior vice president and chief operating officer.

DNS (domain name system) is the phonebook of the internet, matching the web addresses users type into browsers with an IP address so that they can reach the correct website. This important function of DNS makes it prone to attacks by cybercriminals that could cause denial of service and redirecting of users to malicious websites. 

DNSSEC or DNS Security Extensions provides a level of additional security where the web browser can check to make sure the DNS information is correct and not modified. The advantage of the solution is that the DNS infrastructure itself is no longer vulnerable to common attacks such as DNS cache poisoning or denial of service.  

To create an island of trust that protects end-users and subscribers of the PLDT Group, Smart and Sun Cellular, ePLDT teamed up with Secure64—a leading provider of genuinely secure DNS solutions that are purpose-built to be highly secure, self-protecting, and immune to malware. 

The initiative will prevent the users from accessing malicious web sites and ensure that access to the enterprise websites are legitimate and secure, through the use of a DNS Signer which provides a digital certificate to all enterprise domains that are subscribed and enrolled to ePLDT Secure DNS Infrastructure. Darwin G Amojelar

Topics: ePLDT , cyber security , cyberattacks , DNS infrastructure , internet
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