DNS Security checks for records different than A

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DNS Security checks for records different than A

L1 Bithead



Does DNS Security checks DNS records other than A and how it works ? I think CNAME are checked as they are similar to A in meaning of request content.  How about other records like PTR and TXT as they can be used more frequently for C2 traffic? 



Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


I'd open a ticket with your SE and ask them to verify with someone on the product team, but I don't see any reason why CNAME, TXT, and PTR wouldn't also fall under DNS Security. You're still doing a DNS record lookup, you're just looking at a different type of record; you should still be getting the proper category.

I know that CNAME cloaking as an example will get a domain registered as adtracking when PAN identifies the traffic from a categorization aspect. 

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