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Neustar Security Services is introducing UltraDDR

February 2023 by Marc Jacob

Neustar Security Services is introducing UltraDDR (DNS Detection and Response), a recursive DNS-based protection service aimed at combatting network breaches, ransomware and phishing and supply chain compromise attacks, while enforcing enterprise acceptable use policies for its users.

UltraDDR provides a Protective DNS solution that enables enterprises to get in front of threats by blocking communication before damage can occur. Protective DNS analyses DNS queries and takes action to mitigate threats. Using years of historical domain data, UltraDDR delivers real-time observability of outbound network communication, allowing enterprises to detect and stop malware, ransomware, phishing, and supply chain attacks before they can do damage. If a user is compromised, UltraDDR blocks that user’s outbound connections to malicious sites on the internet, preventing the infected device from remotely loading malware or taking any actions to further compromise your infrastructure. UltraDDR not only observes, analyses and blocks suspicious communications, it also maps attacker assets and behaviours, generating detailed insights into the complete threat. UltraDDR alerts can be correlated with alerts from EDR and NDR solutions to minimise the noise and distraction of false positives, allowing security teams to focus on real threats.

Organisations can depend on UltraDDR for their recursive DNS needs. UltraDDR includes a highly reliable, global recursive DNS resolution network that consists of 27 nodes worldwide, providing lightning-fast resolutions everywhere. UltraDDR is a full DNS resolver solution, complete with advanced security features such as DNSSEC, DNS over HTTPS (DoH), and DNS over TLS (DoT). Additionally, the service includes built-in DNS DDoS protection via Neustar Security Services’ UltraDDoS Protect solution to quickly defend against attacks towards the UltraDDR DNS resolver network, ensuring that DNS resolution availability is not compromised.

UltraDDR also provides comprehensive DNS firewall capabilities to enforce acceptable use policies for enterprise users. Administrators can choose categories of internet traffic such as adult, gambling, gaming, social media, etc., that are not acceptable under company policy and choose to block or flag this traffic to provide a simple, unobtrusive way of enforcing policy.

UltraDDR can be deployed in minutes to improve organisations’ existing security investments — for example, by integrating always-on DNS intelligence into security information and event management systems, firewalls, endpoint solutions, and more. The solution supports a client – which can be installed on Windows, macOS, iOS and Android devices – that allows DNS settings to persist regardless of network connection and can continue to offer both web categorisation and threat prevention.

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