The most common service targeted by application layer attacks is DNS. In addition to targeting the DNS service itself, cybercriminals rely on it to infect devices, propagate malware, and exfiltrate data. Intruders often use DNS as a pathway to exfiltrate data because it’s commonly overlooked by security solutions that focus on firewalls, IDS, and proxies. Forty-six percent of large businesses have experienced data exfiltration via DNS. In the first three months of 2016, victims paid an alarming $200M (US) in ransom to criminals. Your business cannot afford the downtime, financial impact, customer churn, and legal ramifications stemming from cyberattacks on your network.