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EfficientIP Launches Industry’s First Hybrid DNS Engine

February 10, 2014 | EfficientIP

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EfficientIP Launches Industry’s First Hybrid DNS Engine

Paris, France, February 10th 2014: EfficientIP a leading developer of DDI solutions (DNS, DHCP services, VLAN and IP-address management), today announced the launch of the industry’s first hybrid DNS engine in response to the growing number, and increasing ferocity, of DNS cyber attacks such as Denial of Service (DoS) and cache poisoning. Whereas most DNS servers run a single DNS engine, such as ISC’s BIND, EfficientIP’s SOLIDServer Hybrid DNS Engine (HDE) combines three DNS engines, managed in a single appliance. This innovative approach provides grea- ter protection to large enterprises, operators and ISPs as it eliminates single point of failure following security alerts, creates a highly complex security footprint and enables DNS engines to be switched to allow for patching while another DNS engine takes over to protect service availability. “The high profile breaches making the headlines over the past year show just how damaging a DNS attack can be to an organisation’s reputation, revenues and data security responsibilities,” said David Williamson, CEO at EfficientIP. “As DNS threats continue to evolve, new strategies for defence are needed. Traditional approaches are not enough to mitigate today’s risks. Having an active DNS engine, plus at least one alternative ready for use, significantly reduces the risk of attack, while reducing management complexity for administrators. It’s a really smart way to out manoevre hackers who’ll never be sure which name server software is running, so will find trying to compromise it a daunting, complex and virtually impossible task.” Read More

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