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The Power of Anycast DNS for Businesses

Most Canadian Businesses Aren’t Sufficiently Prepared to Prevent Downtime or DDoS Attacks The DNS is like the unsung hero of the Internet. It’s the magic that makes the Internet logical and navigable for its human users. When it’s working as expected, most of us take it for granted… until something goes wrong. Understanding DNS The…

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Understanding Phishing & How To Defend Against It

In today’s digital age, businesses of all sizes face a growing threat from cybercriminals. One of the most common and effective tactics used by these criminals is phishing. Phishing attacks are designed to exploit human behaviour and trick individuals into revealing sensitive information such as passwords, financial information, and personal data. They’re becoming increasingly sophisticated,…

HTTPS monitoring and alerts

Introducing SSL Certificate Monitoring Service: Automated Alerts for SSL Installation & Configuration

The latest addition to our growing suite of SSL Management enhancements is SSL Monitoring. Our SSL monitoring service helps small businesses and large IT teams alike to validate SSL installation and ensure that everything is working as intended, through automated testing. Codes, ciphers, and encryption of communications are almost as old as human society itself.…

free domain name security scanner

Introducing: Domain Name Security Scan Tool – fast & easy with actionable insights

Domain name security is one of the many cybersecurity threats that businesses should be wary of. At Webnames, we have built a free, powerful and easy tool that can help detect potential domain compromise risks for small businesses and large organizations alike. Domain name security risks As the literal address of brands and businesses online, domain…

Protecting municipalities and public institutions from cyberattacks

Combatting Cyberattacks at Local and Public Institutions

Over the past several years, municipalities, universities, schools, and hospital institutions – or the MUSH Sector for short – have become an attractive hunting ground for cybercriminals. Comprised of entities that receive government funding, but that are not controlled by government, the MUSH sector also important civic institutions like police forces, long term care homes,…