Wwwfilter, the first defence against virusses and phishing

The internet has become an integral part of our daily workflow. That makes it an ideal medium for malicious people to abuse it. Many virus infections and phishing are often done by linking to a malicious web site. Fortunately, there are several ways to protect yourself.

Security is always a step behind the innovations of cybercriminals. Therefore, 1 single layer of security is never enough to be safe. The more layers of security have to be broken, the greater the chance of preventing abuse.

Did you know… that the wwwfilter can also block malicious links automatically?

In an ICT environment with 1A, Internet traffic generally goes out via a 1A-server. On that, a pass-through service for websites (a so-called proxy). There, a pass-through service for websites (a so-called proxy) is active. This allows for websites to be blocked based on the link or a selection from predefined lists.

Last year we added the FASEC list to the wwwfilter. This list contains a large list of malicious links that are regularly updated.

By using the wwwfilter and this list, all links will be checked first. If it is a known malicious link, it will be blocked. This happens even before the local virus scanner is triggered.

 

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Wwwfilter, the first defence against virusses and phishing
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Richard de Vroede

A perfectionistic Jack-of-all-trades who dedicates all of his passion to his work.

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