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Blogs on DDI for Network Automation & Network Security

DDI (DNS-DHCP-IPAM) is foundational for managing apps and networks on-prem and in clouds. It simplifies network management, strengthens security, and enables automation. Read how Smart DDI enhances business continuity & UX, speeds up time to revenue, and improves compliance.

Is your DNS Security Ready for the NIS 2 Directive? The Clock is Ticking!

The NIS 2 directive underscores the importance of robust DNS security to uphold internet integrity, highlighting DNS’s critical role in digital infrastructure and vulnerability to cyber threats. Implementing a Protective DNS Security solution combined with DNS-centric threat intelligence and other security measures is essential for organizations to improve defenses, minimize cyber risks, and ensure compliance with new standards set by NIS 2, thereby maintaining internet stability and security. Let’s take a closer look. NIS 2: What’s next? The year ahead...

Getting Started with SOLIDserver REST APIs

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, APIs have become the backbone of seamless integration and automation within the IT infrastructure. EfficientIP SOLIDserver, a scalable, flexible, reliable, and secure solution for DNS, DHCP and IPAM management, provides powerful open APIs. Designed as an API-first platform, SOLIDserver offers developers rich secure REST APIs and tools to integrate, automate, and extend the functionality of their network infrastructure for greater efficiency and control while improving collaboration between DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps teams. Let’s see...

How DDI Solutions for Healthcare Elevate Network Automation

Network reliability is a critical necessity in the healthcare sector as it directly impacts patient care. The industry grapples with the challenges of maintaining seamless connectivity for essential services, simplifying multi-cloud and IoT management, and ensuring anywhere access to confidential patient data. Network modernization is vital to dealing with this complex scenario, with network automation being crucial for efficient deployment and management of network resources and security policies. Key to automation is a Network Source of Truth (NSoT) and secure,...

New DDI Observability Center: Optimizing Network Operations

As modern networks become increasingly complex and difficult to manage, EfficientIP presents our DDI Observability Center to solve the challenges of network diversity, data overload, and limited visibility. This innovative cloud-based portal provides in-depth DDI and DNS telemetry, proactive monitoring, and interactive dashboards, enabling swift anomaly detection and efficient troubleshooting. It transforms network management by enhancing operational efficiency, optimizing network performance, and ensuring business resilience. This blog explores how DDI Observability not only addresses current network challenges but also aligns...

Top 5 Trends: Network Automation and Security in 2024

2023 turned out to be another interesting year for Network and Security teams. With the worrying geo-political situation affecting supplies and costs, and network complexity rising, organizations struggled to keep control of their IT architectures. Two important concerns continued to rise. Poor visibility over IT network activity has made them increasingly difficult to manage, and cybercriminals are launching more increasingly-sophisticated attacks, often exploiting DNS. So to take back control over network operations in 2024, observability, network automation and DNS Threat...

New EfficientIP DNS Intelligence Center: Fortifying DNS Security

Organizations are faced with two pressing security concerns today. Poor visibility over IT network activity has made them increasingly difficult to manage. And at the same time, cybercriminals are launching more attacks, often exploiting DNS, and using diverse tactics designed to exploit this lack of visibility. To address these challenges, EfficientIP is announcing the commercial launch of two groundbreaking products: DNS Intelligence Center (DNS IC) and DDI Observability Center (DDI OC). Read on to discover how they leverage DNS threat...

DNS Threat Intelligence for Telco Networks

Telecommunications is everywhere, enabling businesses across all industries to collaborate, and employees to communicate. Compounded by 5G and IoT, telcos manage increasingly complex infrastructures and store a large amount of sensitive data. It’s therefore no wonder they are the highest attacked vertical, as confirmed by IDC’s 2023 DNS Threat Report. From personal use to government level, proactive protection of telco networks is critical. For this, insights gained from DNS Threat Intelligence are now recognized as being foundational. Ever-Evolving Networks Increase...

EfficientIP Ranked as Outperformer in 2023 GigaOM Radar for DDI Solutions

The need for robust, scalable, and innovative DDI solutions has never been more critical as networks grow increasingly complex. The 2023 GigaOm Radar for DDI provides crucial guidance for enterprises searching for the right DNS, DHCP, and IPAM solutions. We’re proud to announce the report ranks EfficientIP as a Leader and Outperformer, positioning us as one of the top three DDI providers. In this blog, we’ll cover the significance of this ranking, delve into the nuances of the report, and...

DNS Threat Intelligence for Higher Education Networks

With IT staff struggling to protect legacy networks on tight budgets, it’s no wonder schools and universities are top targets for cybercriminals. Sprawling campuses handling BYoD and multiple IoT devices, together with frequent ransomware attacks and compliance regulations add to the difficulty. The 2023 IDC Threat Survey found that 90% of institutions each suffer on average 8 DNS attacks per year, with every attack costing $1.15M in damages. The report goes on to provide recommendations on how Higher Ed can...

How DDI Helps Higher Education Surf the Network Automation Wave

University networks are increasingly burdened with new technologies and security concerns brought with the explosion of mobile devices and applications. At the same time, network administrators are becoming overwhelmed by privacy and compliance requirements, while also trying to meet student expectations for high performance and always-on connectivity. With limited budget and resources, the only way to cope is by adopting networking automation. Core to this are data insights, open APIs, and Network Source of Truth (NSoT). For advancing network automation...

New IDC Report: DNS Threat Intelligence for Proactive Defense

Year after year, the impacts and costs of DNS attacks continue to rise, causing severe damage. Based on a survey of 1,000 security experts, the new 2023 IDC Threat Report shows 90% of organizations suffered DNS attacks, costing $1.1M each. Highlighting the fundamental role of DNS in network security strategies, the report confirms that it is time now more than ever to strengthen protection via a purpose-built, integrated DNS security solution. DNS threat intelligence offers evolution to proactive defense, while...

How DDI Helps Telcos Move Their Network Automation Forward

With ever complexifying networks, multi-cloud adoption, stricter regulations, explosion of IoT, and new services introduced by Private 5G, telcos and ISPs are turning to network automation for improving operational agility and efficiency. At the heart of this is trusted data (Network Source of Truth), open APIs, and DDI. The new IDC 2023 Network Automation report explains drivers, inhibitors, benefits seen, and why DNS-DHCP-IPAM (DDI) is an obvious starting point for enabling zero touch operations. Why is the Telecom Sector Turning...