DNSFilter Bolsters Cybersecurity Defenses Against Rising Threats of Generative AI

DNSFilter Bolsters Cybersecurity Defenses Against Rising Threats of Generative AI

By Stefania Viscusi

DNSFilter announced that it has fortified its protective DNS software by introducing a new Generative AI (GenAI) category in response to escalating cybersecurity concerns surrounding the rapid adoption of GenAI in the business landscape.

The expansion aims to counter potential threats targeting this evolving attack surface.

When the DNSFilter team observed a significant uptick in GenAI sites within their network data, (a substantial 279% increase in access to GenAI sites between January 2023 and August 2023) it knew it needed to proactively address any emerging security challenges.

"With the growth of AI over the last year, it has become critical that organizations have visibility and control over what GenAI tools employees are accessing. DNSFilter has a powerful machine learning-based categorization engine, supplemented by third-party feeds, and we are always innovating new ways to use this data to protect our customers,” said Ken Carnesi, CEO and co-founder, of DNSFilter.

DNSFilter's software scans every domain accessed by its customers, identifying zero-day threats and preventing unauthorized access before malicious actors or malware can compromise the network. With the latest Generative AI category, organizations can implement corporate-level blocks and ensure compliance with newly established GenAI policies.

The solution is for organizations of all sizes and equips them with a way to secure their networks against a spectrum of threats, including malware, botnets, and phishing, thereby minimizing corporate risk.

With a dedicated Generative AI category, the task for security teams is simplified as it eliminates the need to manually manage and maintain a list of GenAI applications for blocking. This is especially relevant in the education sector, where users can now prevent GenAI tools from accessing public and owned networks to aid in the prevention of things like plagiarism.

“AI is now a top concern within our customer base, and this category is a direct result of our product team listening to their worries and responding. Our Generative AI category gives our customers greater visibility, control, and peace of mind,” said Carnesi.

Edited by Alex Passett
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