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SafeDNS

It has become increasingly difficult to protect client workstations from becoming compromised by malicious software. The SafeDNS service reduces the likelihood that a computer will be compromised through web browsing.

What does it do?

The Domain Name System (DNS) translates web addresses so your computer can connect to websites and other computer services. The SafeDNS service works to protect PCs at Penn Law from becoming infected by computers known to host malware (malicious software). On a daily basis, this service updates a list of about 50,000 sites that are known to be hosting malicious software.

If a PC configured to use SafeDNS tries to connect to a suspected malicious site, it will get redirected to the SafeDNS server itself. For example, web requests from the workstation will redirect here instead of a malicious web site.

If you have any questions or concerns about this service, please email itshelp@law.upenn.edu.

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