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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.

Enhancing Olympics Network Security and UX with DDI Solutions: 3 Use Cases

Large sporting events such as the Olympic Games attract millions of spectators, athletes, and media personnel. Robust IT infrastructures are critical for running these events, so need to be highly resilient against network access disruptions, cybersecurity threats, live streaming interruptions, and operational communication failures. For addressing these challenges in order to ensure optimal user experience and strong network security, DDI solutions (DNS-DHCP-IPAM) and DNS security are foundational.  Events Today: Situation & Challenges for Making Them Run Smoothly When it comes...

A Year in Review: Google .zip TLD DNS Security Challenges

One year after Google .zip TLD (Top Level Domains)’s launch, we take a retrospective look at the TLD impact on DNS security. The introduction of domain extensions mimicking common file extensions was met with both excitement and concern. While it opened new avenues for legitimate use, it also posed significant security challenges, particularly in the realms of phishing campaigns and malware distribution. This research was conducted by our DNS Threat Intelligence experts: Raphael Houver and Alexandre Gault. Research Overview EfficientIP...

Why Multicloud Success Relies on Smart DDI Solutions

As organizations increasingly embrace the cloud, the complexity and diversity of multicloud environments pose significant challenges, demanding robust, agile management solutions. Navigating this complexity requires sophisticated tools that can integrate, secure, and optimize disparate cloud services seamlessly. EfficientIP’s latest whitepaper, Achieving Multicloud Operational Excellence: The Key Role of DDI, offers valuable insights into leveraging DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (DDI) solutions to master these challenges. By centralizing control,enhancing visibility, enabling end-to-end automation, and simplifying compliance, DDI solutions empower businesses...

Ecosystem for Boosting NetOps: Network Automation

The importance of ecosystems for Network Automation and Management  In today’s digital landscape, networks serve as the backbone of nearly every aspect of modern life, from communication and commerce to entertainment and healthcare. As networks grow more complex, efficient management and smooth operation are crucial. Network automation is a game-changer, reducing manual intervention, improving operational efficiency, and enhancing network agility and responsiveness. It enables dynamic provisioning, configuration, management, and monitoring of network services based on application needs or policies. But,...

DDI as a Network Automation Hub: 3 Key Use Cases

Network automation is on the rise, especially in the context of hybrid multicloud environments, addressing network complexity, and mitigating security risks while enhancing operational efficiency. This blog outlines quick steps to accelerate network automation initiatives, emphasizing the importance of starting small, utilizing essential tools such as DDI solutions with built-in Network Source of Truth (NSoT) and APIs that serve as a Network Automation Hub. By highlighting three key use cases, Network Automation Hub helps advance network automation implementations regardless of...

The Key Role of Protective DNS for Phishing Protection

Phishing attacks have been around for almost three decades. Awareness of them is wide with phishing protection measures to detect and block them included in almost every security solution. Nevertheless, they remain one of the most commonly used attack vectors. According to the IDC 2023 DNS threat report, 54% of organizations were victims of phishing attacks in 2023, a 3% increase from 2022. It is not surprising that regulatory bodies across the world are shining a spotlight on this attack...

DNS Threat Intelligence for Healthcare Networks

Healthcare institutions are proving to be increasingly targeted for cyberattacks such as DDoS and ransomware, causing life-threatening impact as well as severe breach damage costs. As it ensures seamless connectivity to important systems and services, enabling timely access to critical information, DNS is a top target and attack vector for cybercriminals. It’s therefore no surprise that the IDC 2023 Global DNS Threat Report emphasizes specialized DNS Security, incorporating DNS Threat Intelligence, to be mandatory for proactive network security. Enlarged threat...

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...