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Nominum Announces “DNSSEC Made Easy” Solutions

November 18, 2009 by · Comments Off on Nominum Announces “DNSSEC Made Easy” Solutions 

Webmaster ToolboxRedwood City, Calif. – Nominum, the leader in intelligent DNS solutions today announced new capabilities that eliminate barriers to DNSSEC deployment.  The solution completely integrates functions needed to successfully deploy DNSSEC at any scale without costly proprietary appliances. In addition, automation of DNSSEC processes eliminates operational overhead and errors that could cause Internet sites to disappear. Nominum now has the strongest possible protections for Internet users relying on both signed and unsigned DNS data.  These new features strengthen Nominum’s unique layered defenses embedded in the Vantio caching DNS servers that protect over 170 million broadband households.

“One of the grand challenges the Internet faces is: How do we make security scale?  With over 61% of compromises being traced to authentication flaws, we clearly have a big problem.  DNSSEC is the big solution that we need to fix authentication,” said Dan Kaminsky the security researcher who identified a key flaw in DNS security in 2008.  “And there is progress:  I have been proud to see, in the wake of my DNS vulnerability finding, a steady drumbeat towards signatures at the Root and TLD layers.  But large organizations need it to be easier and less disruptive to deploy DNSSEC, before they can reasonably be expected to secure their own domain names.  That is why I am happy to see Nominum adding comprehensive DNSSEC support to their DNS server platforms — and even happier to see DNSSEC almost entirely automated within it.  DNSSEC can, should, and must “Just Work”, and Nominum has done an excellent job making that so.” Read more

Growing Global Adoption Of Nominum’s Intelligent DNS Spells Obsolescence For Legacy DNS Implementations

August 19, 2009 by · Comments Off on Growing Global Adoption Of Nominum’s Intelligent DNS Spells Obsolescence For Legacy DNS Implementations 

Web Hosting ToolsRedwood City, Calif. – Nominum, the leader in intelligent network naming and addressing solutions, announced today that more than 100 million broadband households around the world now benefit from its Intelligent DNS systems. Continued rapid expansion at leading service providers globally will bring the benefits to more than 170 million by year end, which represents nearly half of the entire broadband Internet.

Nominum’s Intelligent DNS systems play a critical role in ensuring that Internet users benefit from an efficient, safe, and secure Internet experience. In contrast, legacy DNS systems that passively answer network queries are holdovers of legacy network strategies now deemed obsolete. These older DNS systems were not designed to ensure user trust, honor end user intent, support compliance efforts, provide navigation assistance, and worse, often blindly direct users to Internet destinations hosting unwanted, illegal or malicious content. Failing to address these deficiencies in the DNS itself is a disservice to the Internet and its users.

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Nominum’s Intelligent DNS Gives Service Providers Commanding Advantage in Fight against Internet Threats

August 18, 2009 by · Comments Off on Nominum’s Intelligent DNS Gives Service Providers Commanding Advantage in Fight against Internet Threats 

Web Hosting ToolsRedwood City, Calif. – Nominum, the leader in intelligent network naming and addressing solutions, today announced delivery of the third generation of its Trusted Response and Universal Enforcement (TRUE) ArchitectureTM, which allows service providers to provide instant and automatic protection to end users against a wide range of Internet threats as soon as they are discovered. These threats include botnets, phishing, illegal content, and many other forms of malware. By leveraging Intelligent DNS systems, the TRUE Architecture ensures Internet users have a safe, secure and efficient Internet experience and represents a new era for the DNS and its critical role in the Internet.

Leveraging the ubiquity of DNS with an Intelligent DNS system is necessary to overcome the increasingly dynamic nature of today’s Internet threats. Attackers take advantage of the shortcomings of legacy DNS systems to continuously change the profile of their exploits in order to sustain their effectiveness and inflict broader damage on the Internet. To cite just one highly visible recent example, the Conficker worm, which has infected more than 10 million PCs around the world used the DNS as a rendezvous point for command and control. This worm effectively turned the DNS into an ally of the attackers. Nominum’s intelligent DNS systems were able to track, block, and isolate the Conficker worm and identify infected hosts.

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