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The prerequisite for Business Secure Web is the purchase of a Business Internet or Business Package subscription.

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Business Secure Web will be automatically activated by UPC Business. You need no additional hardware and you have access to the dashboard via our mybusiness customer portal.

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Business Secure Web can only be used with an Internet connection from UPC Business. Business Secure Web protects you from common web threats such as phishing and malware by automatically blocking access to dangerous websites. If required, additional blacklists can be created for access to unwanted websites.

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Via our customer portal you have access to the dashboard, where it is possible to view your Internet activity, the status your Business Secure Web and other interesting details. When using a Roaming Client, you can see the status directly in the toolbar of your device.

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Business Secure Web does not affect the speed and latency of your Internet connection at all, because it is on the DNS level.

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Business Secure Web uses the cloud security infrastructure from Cisco. You benefit from the world’s leading Internet security technology, the Cisco Talos Intelligence Group, without having to make complicated configurations or installations yourself. Business Secure Web will be automatically activated by UPC Business. Your employees install a simple roaming client for immediate protection at home or on the go. If required, the protection can also be activated for the entire customer LAN via simple configuration The intelligent DNS security identifies harmful domains, IPs and URLs and blocks them before they have a chance to attack your network. Business Secure Web thus offers efficient protection against phishing and malware attacks.

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With Business Secure Web, all devices equipped with the roaming client are automatically protected at the DNS level. Regardless of which Internet they are connected to (e.g. to a public WLAN or at home). If the protection is extended to the local customer LAN (with FIX IP Internet by adjusting the DNS server addresses, with DHCP by an IP updater), all devices in the LAN are directly protected even without installation from a roaming client. You are not protected if the DNS servers of your firewall are not configured according to our specifications (FIX IP Internet) or the IP updater is not active in the LAN (DHCP Internet), or if mobile devices outside your LAN infrastructure have no roaming client installed.

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“Business Secure Web protects you effectively around the clock from accessing harmful websites (phishing, malware etc.). Not only in the local network, but also on the go or in home office on your laptop. While firewalls and antivirus programs only become active when an attack is taking place, Business Secure Web does not wait until after an attack starts or malware has been installed or a system has been infected with a virus. The Cisco Talos Intelligence Group analyses global Internet activity, and constantly monitors new relationships between domain names, IP addresses and autonomous system numbers (ASNs). This visibility makes it possible to detect and often to predict where attacks are being prepared and will occur, before they even start.

Typical attack chain from the perspective of firewall/antivirus
Without seeing where attacks are taking place, each step appears unique and isolated. Identifying and blocking harmful activities and connections is difficult.
The primary focus is on processes directly on the device, such as execution or installation of malware.

Typical attack chain from the perspective of Business Secure Web:
The Cisco Talos Intelligence Group monitors and analyses the global Internet infrastructure to detect how attacks are prepared and launched. In this way the patterns are recognised and it is possible to stay one step ahead of the next steps in an attack. Harmful activities and connections such as callbacks are recognised and blocked at an early stage.

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Business Secure Web provides very effective protection on the DNS level and is the first line of defence. It gives efficient protection against harmful websites or phishing (attempts to get at the personal data of an Internet user through fake websites) or ransomware (malware which blocks the computer or encrypts data stored on it).

A firewall, on the other hand, primarily offers protection in the port- and protocol-based area and offers good protection against hacker attacks.

An antivirus program in turn protects the script and software area. It combats ransomware, Trojans, viruses and other malware which has already gotten to the computer and prevents their installation or execution.

Business Secure Web offers only limited protection against malware which gains access to the device by other means than accessing a website (e.g. e-mail attachments, USB sticks or unsafe downloads). Business Secure Web provides supplementary protection in addition to existing security concepts such as firewalls and antivirus programs.

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If you have another means of access to the Internet and have installed a roaming client on your laptop, the protection also works during a failure of your network connection.

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The Domain Name System is a fundamental component of the Internet which links a domain name with the associated IP address. When you click on a link or enter an URL in the browser (such as www.upc.ch), the DNS query initiates the process of connecting the respective device to the correct server.

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