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Understanding Security Sinkholes

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When it comes to cyber security, there are a lot of terms that get thrown around. If you are unfamiliar with any of them, then it can be difficult to determine what needs to be done to ensure your business is secure. Here are the basics you need to know about sinkholes when it comes defense mechanisms in the cyber world.

What Are Cyber Sinkholes?

As opposed to a sinkhole in a road, a sinkhole in cyberspace refers to a way of deterring traffic from reaching its intended target. Most of the time, sinkholes are used as a defense to protect a source from botnets. This malicious content is then generally sent somewhere where it can be analyzed to determine where the content came from and what is was planning to do. Once the data is thoroughly analyzed, the site it can from can be blocked, protecting the server from getting any more malicious content in the future.

What Are the Functionalities?

Security sinkholes are typically used to block drive-by downloads and C&C channels. There are limitations to this service, and you should check what they are for your business before relying completely on them.

Any business needs adequate security to keep data safe from harmful parties. For help keeping your business safe, call Network Service Solutions at 253-395-9235.