Protective DNS Service

As cyber-attacks become more and more creative, enterprises of all sizes must constantly find new ways to stay on top of security threats. In fact, a company that fails to set up proper security protocols could stand to suffer immense monetary, reputational, and operational losses as the result of a cyber attack. But, with the help of a protective DNS service, businesses can anticipate and counteract security threats in real-time, effectively keeping their employees, users, and clients safe.

Before we dig into the importance of protective DNS services, let’s define DNS, or domain name system, and briefly explore how it works. As its name implies, a DNS is a naming system used by computers to translate domain names as we understand them (spelled out using letters, such as into IP addresses, which are a series of numbers.

Computers use IP addresses to identify and communicate with one another. Since it would not be practical for humans to memorize every IP address that corresponds to a domain we wish to visit, a DNS server makes it possible for us to input a domain name and rely on our computers to retrieve the correct IP address for us by contacting the server.

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Why Choose Us?

Choose us for unparalleled security, relentless reliability, proactive intelligence, and unmatched stability in protective DNS services.

Fortify your online presence against cyber threats with our robust DNS filtering.

Stay ahead of malware with our proactive, advanced threat intelligence.

Trust in our always-on monitoring to maintain continuous network security.

Experience seamless and secure internet access with our reliable DNS resolution.

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Why Is Protective DNS Important?

Cyber threats are more common than you might think. In the 2023 version of its annual report, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) indicated that 72% of the small businesses surveyed experienced some form of cyber attack in the past year, whether it was a data or security breach.

Protective DNS helps keep businesses of all sizes safe from a variety of cyber threats, including forms of attack that are currently on the rise, like phishing schemes.

Benefits of Protective DNS

Protective DNS services empower businesses to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Robust Protection

    Fortify your online environment against a wide array of cyber threats with our comprehensive DNS filtering technology.

  • Continuous Vigilance

    You will be able to depend on our round-the-clock network monitoring for unwavering safety and instant threat response.

  • Advanced Intelligence

    Stay ahead of evolving cyber risks with our proactive, sophisticated threat intelligence, actively preventing malware.

  • Reliable Access

    Experience consistently smooth, uninterrupted internet connectivity with our robust and secure DNS resolution services.

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Step 1

Implement real-time analysis and blocking of malicious or unwanted web content.

Step 2

Continuously observe network traffic to identify and respond to threats.

Step 3

Regularly update threat intelligence databases to recognize new cyber threats.

Step 4

Ensure accurate and secure DNS queries for safe and reliable web navigation.

Key Features

The National Security Agency (NSA) and Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have documented key capabilities to look for in a protective DNS services provider. We have broken down a few of those features in greater detail.

Machine Learning

Machine learning is a necessary tool for optimal protective DNS because it greatly enhances the ability of the DNS resolver to identify and react to various types of cyber threats. For example, an algorithm can use historical data and behavioral analytics to establish a baseline of normal behavior in users and online entities. If abnormalities begin to occur, such as a sudden spike in traffic to a certain domain or a deviation in the normal behavior of an internal user, the service will trigger an alert that helps cybersecurity teams identify potential threats and take action quickly.

This level of analysis also makes it possible for protective DNS services to predict cyber threats before they are widely recognized or reported. Some algorithms, like Ovatek’s, can even analyze unknown domains on the fly, improving the detection of zero-day threats and staying on top of newly emerging forms of cyber attacks.


Protective DNS is just one layer of an enterprise’s cybersecurity force. For that reason, it must be able to seamlessly integrate with other pieces of a multi-layered security strategy. The only way to take a truly holistic approach to cybersecurity is to integrate multiple security solutions that can work in tandem to protect the enterprise, including protective DNS, firewalls, antivirus software, and more.

Plus, integrating with other security tools will allow a protective DNS service to share newly detected threats or attack patterns quickly across the entire security ecosystem. This type of communication is key when coordinating responses and countermeasures across various platforms.

Web Security Components

  • Implementation and Configuration: Install and configure the WAF to protect the website against common threats like SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), and more.
  • Custom Security Rules: Develop custom security rules tailored to the specific needs and risks of the client’s website.
  • Continuous Monitoring: Actively monitor web traffic to detect and block malicious activities, ensuring real-time protection.
  • Regular Updates and Patches: Keep the WAF software up to date with the latest security patches and threat definitions.
  • Incident Response and Reporting: Provide immediate response to security incidents, along with detailed reports for client awareness and compliance purposes
  • DDoS Risk Assessment: Evaluate the website’s vulnerability to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and establish protection levels required.
  • Protection Implementation: Deploy DDoS protection measures to defend against both large-scale and more sophisticated DDoS attacks.
  • Traffic Analysis and Filtering: Continuously analyze incoming traffic to differentiate between legitimate users and attack traffic, filtering out malicious traffic.
  • Scalability and Resilience Planning: Ensure the DDoS protection scales with the website’s growth and can withstand various attack sizes and types.
  • Real-Time Alerts and Response: Set up real-time alerts for DDoS attack detection and ensure quick response to mitigate attacks.
  • DNS Setup and Configuration: Configure Cloud DNS settings for optimal performance and security, including proper record management and routing.
  • DNS Security Enhancements: Implement security enhancements like DNSSEC to protect against DNS spoofing and other DNS-related attacks.
  • Performance and Uptime Monitoring: Monitor DNS performance and uptime, ensuring fast and reliable website accessibility.
  • Redundancy and Failover Planning: Establish DNS redundancy and failover mechanisms to maintain website availability in case of DNS server failures.
  • Regular DNS Audits: Conduct regular audits of DNS configurations and records to ensure ongoing security and efficiency.
  • Load Balancer Configuration: Set up and configure load balancers to distribute traffic evenly across multiple servers, enhancing website performance and reliability.
  • Auto-Scaling Capabilities: Implement auto-scaling to handle sudden spikes in web traffic without service degradation.
  • Health Checks and Traffic Management: Perform regular health checks on servers and manage traffic to direct users to the most efficient server.
  • SSL/TLS Offloading: Utilize SSL/TLS offloading to reduce the load on web servers, improving encryption and decryption efficiency.
  • Load Balancing Strategy Optimization: Continuously assess and optimize load balancing strategies to meet changing traffic patterns and website needs.
  • DNS Filtering: Set up DNS filtering to block access to malicious websites and prevent phishing attacks.
  • Policy Configuration and Management: Develop and manage DNS policies to control website and internet access based on business requirements.
  • Threat Intelligence Integration: Integrate threat intelligence feeds to identify and block known malicious domains and IPs.
  • User Access Controls: Implement access controls to manage user access to different types of web content based on company policies.
  • Reporting and Analytics: Provide comprehensive reports and analytics on DNS traffic, threats blocked, and policy compliance.

By providing these comprehensive categories of services, the goal is to ensure robust security for client websites, safeguarding them from a wide range of cyber threats while maintaining optimal performance and user experience. Each service category involves a blend of advanced technology, strategic planning, and continuous monitoring to adapt to evolving security challenges.


A protective DNS service should be able to adapt to the needs of the organizations that use it. Large enterprises, in particular, may have extensive security policies in place that vary according to group, network, or device. Highly customizable protective DNS services allow organizations to build a security architecture that aligns with their specific needs, risk tolerance, and operational requirements.

Some businesses may need to create user-specific security policies or define detailed rules that block or allow access to specific domains. Others may need to adhere to strict privacy regulations due to the nature of their industry. No matter what the landscape of an organization looks like, the users must be able to fine-tune their protective DNS services to meet the specific security challenges they face in their unique operational sector.

Choose Ovatek for Protective DNS

Ovatek takes pride in providing protective DNS services that meet all 11 capabilities listed on the NSA and CISA DNS document. Our AI-powered protection combined with our expansive anycast network enables us to shield small and mid-sized businesses as well as large global enterprises. Join the thousands of other businesses who have trusted Ovatek with their cybersecurity and stop harmful attacks before they happen.


Starting at
$ 750
 / Month
  • Dedicated Security Specialist
  • Real-time traffic monitoring for threats
  • Customizable firewall rulesets
  • Automated bot protection protocols
  • Layer 7 attack mitigation
  • Geo-blocking and IP reputation filtering
  • SSL/TLS encryption enhancements
  • DDoS attack detection and neutralization
  • Scalable bandwidth to handle traffic spikes
  • Infrastructure-level DDoS absorption
  • Dynamic DNS resolution services
  • Redundant DNS for uptime assurance
  • DNSSEC to protect against spoofing
  • Health checks and automatic failovers
  • Traffic distribution for server efficiency
  • Anycast network for load distribution
  • Protective DNS filtering for malicious sites
  • Real-time threat intelligence updates
  • Phishing and malware site blocking
  • Data exfiltration protection measures

How we determine pricing

  • Scope and Complexity

    Pricing is significantly influenced by the specific security services you require. Whether your needs are centered around a robust Web Application Firewall, comprehensive DDoS protection, or a combination of services including Cloud DNS Management, Load Balancing, and Protective DNS, we assess the complexity and scope of your requirements.

    The more complex your security needs, the more resources and expertise required, directly influencing the cost to ensure your website's safety and performance.

  • Resource and Traffic Volume

    The amount of web traffic and the resources needed to manage and protect your site effectively are crucial in determining the cost.

    Websites with higher traffic volumes or those requiring extensive resources for Cloud Load Balancing and DDoS protection will typically incur higher costs. We analyze your site's traffic patterns and the resources needed to provide optimal protection and performance, ensuring you receive a tailored and cost-effective security solution.

  • Additional Custom Features

    Every website has unique security needs, and the level of customization and additional features required can affect pricing. Whether it's setting up custom firewall rules, configuring advanced protective DNS settings, or integrating specific load balancing requirements are considered in our pricing.

    We strive to provide a detailed and fair cost assessment, reflecting the precise nature of the services and protections your website needs.

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