Monitor and protect zones (Beta)

You can monitor zones for brand (website) spoofs and phishing domain names.

View zones enrolled for protection

  1. On ​Control Center​, go to > DNS SOLUTIONS > Edge DNS.

    The Zone list page opens.

  2. On the top toolbar, click Zone protect.

    The Manage zone protection page opens. Notice that there are two tabs:

    • Protected zones. Displays the list of Edge DNS zones that are enabled for active domain monitoring.
    • Unprotected zones. Displays a list of Edge DNS zones that are available for domain monitoring.

Protected zones tab

The Protected zones tab displays the list of Edge DNS zones that are enabled for active domain monitoring. You can narrow the list of zones displayed in the Zones list by entering filter criteria in the Filter field. You can also sort the Zone list by name.

The following zone attributes appear on this tab:

  • Zone. Name of the DNS zone.
  • Status. Value: Protected.
  • Report. Link to a Related domain report for the corresponding zone.
  • Brands. List of brands associated with the zone.
  • Actions. Manage brands.

Protect selected zones

You can enroll one or more zones for domain monitoring.

  1. On ​Control Center​, go to > DNS SOLUTIONS > Edge DNS.

    The Zone list page opens.

  2. On the top toolbar, click Zone protect.

    The Manage zone protection page opens to the Protected zones tab.

  3. Click the Unprotected zones tab to display the list of zones that are not currently enrolled for monitoring.

  4. Complete one of the following actions.

    • To enroll one or more zones for monitoring, under the Zone heading, select the checkbox next to each zone.
    • To enroll all zones in the list, select the checkbox next to the Zone heading.

    Then click Protect selected zones.

    The Protect selected zones dialog opens.

  5. In the These zones will be enrolled in protection and These zones will be assigned to the following brands panels, review the list of zones that you selected for monitoring and the list of associated brands.

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    Guidelines for brand names

    • You must configure at least one brand to associate with a zone. If you don't configure a brand, the Account name is used as the default brand name.
    • The brands are used to rate the risk presented by a given related domain, so it's important to use explicit and meaningful brand name tags.
  6. Complete one of the following actions.

    • To enroll the selected zones and associated brands for monitoring and protection, click Submit.

      The dialog closes and you return to the Unprotected zones tab on the Manage zone protection page. Notice that the zones you enrolled for monitoring are no longer listed on this tab. Click the Protected zones tab to see the updated zone list.

    • To update the list of brands associated with the selected zones, in the These zones will be assigned to the following brands panel, add and remove brands as desired. Then click Submit.

    • To update the list of zones that you selected for monitoring, click Cancel.

      The dialog closes and you return to the Unprotected zones tab on the Manage zone protection page. Repeat Steps 46.

Manage brands

You can add and remove brands associated with a zone.

  1. On ​Control Center​, go to > DNS SOLUTIONS > Edge DNS.

    The Zone list page opens.

  2. On the top toolbar, click Zone Protect.

    The Manage zone protection page opens to the Protected zones zones tab. The list of brands associated with each zone is displayed under the Brands heading.

  3. To add and remove brands associated with a zone, from its Actions (...) menu, select Manage brands.

    The Manage the brands associated with zone [DNS zone] dialog opens.

  4. Use the Select brands field to add and remove brands.

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    Guidelines for brand names

    • You must configure at least one brand to associate with a zone. If you don't configure a brand, the Account name is used as the default brand name.
    • The brands are used to rate the risk presented by a given related domain, so it's important to use explicit and meaningful brand names.
    • To add a brand that was previously added to another zone, click in the Select brands field and select a brand tag from the list below.
    • To add a new brand, enter a tag name to associate with the brand. Then either press Enter or click [new brand].
    • To remove a brand, click the x in the brand tag name.
  5. Click Submit.

    The dialog closes, and the Monitored zones tab of the Manage zone monitoring page is updated with the brand updates for the selected zone.

Unprotect selected zones

You can unenroll one or more zones from domain monitoring.

  1. On ​Control Center​, go to > DNS SOLUTIONS > Edge DNS.

    The Zone list page opens.

  2. On the top toolbar, click Zone protect.

    The Manage zone protection page opens to the Protected zones tab.

  3. Complete one of the following actions.

    • To unenroll one or multiple zones from domain monitoring, select the checkbox next to each zone that you want to unenroll.
    • To unenroll all zones in the list from domain monitoring, select the checkbox next to the Zone heading.

    Then click Unprotect selected zones.

    The Remove these zones from protection dialog opens.

  4. Click Submit.

    The dialog closes, and the Protected zones and Unprotected zones tabs on the Manage zone protection page are updated.

Display related domains list

You can display a related domains list for a zone, and then use the list to check for possible brand (website) spoofs and phishing domain names. Brand names play an important role in determining the risk level of related domains.

  1. On ​Control Center​, go to > DNS SOLUTIONS > Edge DNS.

    The Zone list page opens.

  2. On the top toolbar, click Zone protect.

    The Manage zone protection page opens to the Protected zones tab.

  3. Locate a zone associated with the brand that you're interested in displaying related domains for, and in the Report column, click View.

    The Related domains report for zone [DNS zone] page opens. The page lists potentially dangerous domain names, sorted by the risk level they may pose to your business. Use this page to perform the following actions:

    • To view a report that lists related domain names, select a brand from the Select a brand list.

      From the resulting report, you can display a screenshot of any content hosted at a related domain, without navigating to the domain, by clicking View screenshot under the Content heading.

    • To download a .csv-formatted file containing a list of these related domains and their attributes, click Download related domains.

Related domains list

Each item in the Related domains list may contain the following attributes.

  • Domain. Name of the domain.
  • Risk level. Business risk indicator. Values: High, Medium, Low, Info.
  • Registration status. Indication as to whether the domain registration is live. Values: Live, Parked.
  • Registration updated. Timestamp of the most recent domain registration update.
  • Content. Link to a screenshot of the content that the domain hosts.

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