Geoblocking and what it means for you

June 24, 2024 | 2 min read


Have you heard of the term Geo-blocking before? Hamza, one of our first line engineers, provides an insight into the tool.

In his words:

it is a security measure that WWCS utilises alongside a security stack. It is responsible for restricting and controlling access to a company’s resources based on the geographical location of its users. This is done by using the IP address of a device to determine its user’s current location. It plays an integral part in mitigating cyber threats by blocking access to regions which are known for high levels of cybercrime. We also tailor Geo-blocks based on company needs to ensure that only countries which are used for business are allowed to access company resources. This reduces the risk of attacks such as phishing and denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and is an important pre-emptive measure that helps in securing the network from potential threats.”

Furthermore, Geo-blocking plays an important role in protecting organisational data by only allowing access to specific regions based on company needs. This reduces the risk of breach and data loss even further as it will only allow access to company data if the user is in a green listed country.

Please feel free to let us know if you’d like to learn more.