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CIRA partners with Skyway West to provide cybersecurity solutions

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The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) recently announced it has signed an agreement with Skyway West, one of western Canada’s internet service providers, to provide D-Zone DNS Firewall to its business customers.

Skyway West is offering their new DNS firewall service as a base level of protection for their customers to help protect their networks from malware, ransomware and other cyber threats, the company says.

Skyway will also be offering a premium service to its customers, including a self-management dashboard with real-time reporting and whitelist/blacklist capability.

According to the CIRA, the DNS plays a key role in a defense-in-depth cybersecurity strategy, as 91 per cent of all malware uses the DNS for command and control. DNS protection neutralizes malware.

Powered by Akamai’s DNS infrastructure, CIRA says its D-Zone DNS Firewall blocks 1 million new domains every month for Canadian customers.


“Service providers are the backbone of corporate IT in Canada. As part of our commitment to helping protect Canadians online, we are proud to work with forward-thinking business service providers to help them strengthen their product offerings and add value for their customers,” said Andrew Fraser, director of sales, CIRA.

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