Domain Name Service (DNS) is how a browser can translate yahoo.com to the actual IP address of the Yahoo web servers (18.104.22.168). In short, DNS translates names into IP addresses. DNS is a core network service because it has critical impacts on IT availability, performance and security. Here’s some key resources on DNS, and related topics:
“DNS and BIND tells you everything you need to work with one of the Internet’s fundamental building blocks … This book brings you up-to-date with the latest changes in this crucial service… Whether you’re an administrator involved with DNS on a daily basis or a user who wants to be more informed about the Internet and how it works, you’ll find that this book is essential reading.”
A suite of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) specifications for securing certain kinds of information provided by DNS for use on IP networks, DNSSEC is a set of extensions to DNS which provide to DNS clients (resolvers) origin authentication of DNS data, authenticated denial of existence, and data integrity, but not availability or confidentiality. DNSSEC is necessary because the original DNS design did not include security, but rather was designed to be a scalable distributed system. DNSSEC adds security while maintaining backwards compatibility.
From the foreword, by Cricket Lui, Chief DNS Architect and Senior Fellow at Infoblox: “Over the years, DNS — both the protocol and the servers — became the target of a variety of attacks … the DNS community developed new mechanisms to combat these attacks… …The little book you’re holding will … give you an overview of the most important DNS security technologies and advice on when you should apply them.”
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DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management are core services without which your network, and everything connected to it, is paralyzed. Yet too many organizations deliver these key services in a fragmented and inefficient manner – pushing underpowered and insecure tools created for workgroup settings to try and handle enterprise environments. At the same time IoT, mobility, and RFID are driving meteoric growth in IP enabled devices while new operating paradigms such as cloud and DevOps complicate IP management. The consequences are significant and range from inefficient operations and wasted dollars through to network outages and security incidents. Understanding what you have and how it is used is the first step in addressing the challenge.
Empowered’s DDI Assessment gives you the information and insight to take control of your DDI environment. Using our structured methodology that combines technical data acquisition with consultative expertise, our experts will assess your environment to help you understand not just where you are, but where you need to be to address the challenges that your business is facing.
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DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (DDI) are core services that underpin your network. The ever-increasing velocity of change, the meteoric rise in the number of IP devices driven by IoT, mobility, and RFID, and the fundamental management challenges of virtualization and cloud are forcing organizations to re-evaluate and re-tool their DDI environments. Being able to fill the gap between where your DDI capabilities are today and where you need to be depends on solid technology choices but isn’t always as simple as just buying the technology. Realizing the value of this technology requires expert resources with depth of experience in design, planning, implementation, and operations to ensure the integration of the DDI technology into your larger operational ecosystem.
Whether addressing existing requirements or supporting new projects, Empowered’s engineers combine deep technical DDI expertise with decades of operational experience to provide industry leading professional services that will move your DDI agenda forward at the speed your business demands. Our experts can provide the resources needed for both consultation and hands on implementation for all aspects of DDI requirements including:
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