Uncovering the Key Differentiators for Informed Decision Making
Palo Alto has been a household name in cyber security for almost two decades and has good things to say about DNS Security. However, there are some gaps. Apart from the fact that their new DNS Security feature is sold as a separate subscription service that has to be integrated with their Next-Generation Firewall1, Palo Alto’s main weakness lies in its sole reliance on Machine Learning for threat detection.
While ML-based detection engines provide significant benefits over traditional IDSs, they need to be coupled with data-driven techniques to provide a broader picture of adversarial patterns.
Also, while Palo Alto is capable of detecting known DNS-backed threats such as DNS infiltration, DNS rebinding and even DNS tunnelling, it is ineffective in dealing with unknown exploits that have not yet surfaced given their exclusive anomaly-focused approach to threat intelligence.
Get to know more about the main differences between DNSSense and Palo Alto by downloading the battle card.
Malicious DNS traffic and Security Gap report
Standalone DNS security
Unknown threat detection
Integrated threat hunting approach
Easy deployment & use
Unknown domain classification
Unknown domain classification | Limited
DNS tunnel packet capture