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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.

3 Ways To Rethink and Simplify Telecom DNS

Cyber-attacks and data leaks among telecommunication providers are a hot topic, especially after the DNS DDoS attack on UK’s ISP TalkTalk in October 2015. Four million customers were informed their sensitive personal information, including bank details, may have been stolen by hackers. Cyber attacks are now clearly strategic threats for telcos, many of whom have fundamental issues related to the modernization of their core systems which have often evolved as the result of several merges and often not robust enough...

2016 Report – The Global DNS Threat Survey

This year, EfficientIP pioneered the largest independent survey on DNS services and their importance in IT security attacks so far undertaken in the industry. Nearly 1,000 respondents have helped us better understand the technical and behavioral causes for the rise in DNS vulnerabilities and attacks, and the effects on businesses. The survey proves DNS servers have become much more exploited than ever, and hackers often owe their ‘success’ to weak DNS defenses that no longer suit the needs of a...

Using DNS To Protect Your Intellectual Property

A typical network intrusion isn’t a smash-and-grab raid. It’s a long slow process, where an intruder can spend weeks or months exploring a network before slowly copying the data they want. Perhaps they’re stealing your customer data, including credit cards and personal information, or perhaps they’re after your intellectual property. But how do they get that data out of your network? Most intrusion detection software looks at the obvious patterns of data exfiltration: over HTTP connections and through FTP. This...

The Internet of Things and DNS Security

When we think of the Internet of Things, we usually think of smart home devices such as Nest’s intelligent thermostat, Amazon’s Echo or the recently announced Google Home. But they’re only a small part of a predicted explosion in the number of devices – and in the services they are going to use. Tomorrow’s internet is one where machines and devices outnumber the PCs and smartphones that access the information they deliver. Just take a look at the announcements from...

Security Protection Through Hybrid DNS

The more we use the internet, the more important DNS becomes. For such an important service it’s odd that DNS is virtually invisible. We rely on it for everything, but we don’t treat it like an essential service; instead we set it up and ignore it. DNS is far too important to be left alone. You need to manage it carefully, building a DNS architecture that scales and is secure. That last part is the hardest, and the most important....