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Help Ensure the Availability and Security of Your Enterprise DNS with Verisign Recursive DNS

Author: Michael Kaczmarek, VP, VSS Marketing and Product at VerisignAt Verisign, we've made the Domain Name System (DNS) our business for more than 17 years. We support the availability of critical Internet infrastructure like .com and .net top-level domains (TLDs) and the A and J Internet Root Servers, and we provide critical Managed DNS services that ensure the availability of externally facing websites to customers around the world.

As we continue to expand our role in Internet security, we are excited to announce the next step in protecting the stability of enterprise DNS ecosystems: Verisign Recursive DNS. This new cloud-based recursive DNS service leverages Verisign's global, securely managed DNS infrastructure to offer the performance, reliability and security that enterprises demand when securing their internal networks and that communications safely and securely reach their intended destinations.

Why Does My Company Need a Recursive DNS Service?

Today's enterprises rely on DNS for daily operations and to reach customers. However, the entire DNS process is constantly under assault by malicious actors (hijacking, poisoning, re-routing, DNS-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, etc.) and from sheer query volume of our increasingly web-connected lives. Enterprises need fast and safe Internet service and have little tolerance for poor performance, outages or security vulnerabilities. Circumstances such as these could result in lost revenues, lost customers and decreased brand value.

When managing enterprise DNS, it is critical to focus on inbound routing that enables users to reach a company's online presence (primarily driven by authoritative DNS), as well as the equally important (but often overlooked) recursive DNS, which is responsible for navigating and connecting outbound business interactions, such as email and service portal APIs, to the market and critical customer base. Working with Verisign to manage authoritative and recursive DNS provides enterprises with decades of expertise in DNS management and helps minimize capital expenditures while decreasing the costs associated with premise-based DNS management.

Key benefits of Verisign Recursive DNS service include:

  • Stability – Verisign Recursive DNS is built upon a foundation of proprietary technology making it less susceptible to normal attack vectors.
  • Security – Verisign Recursive DNS utilizes our patented, proprietary ATLAS technology, which is much less vulnerable to security flaws than other DNS platforms, thus reducing your overall threat exposure.
  • Privacy – Verisign will not sell your recursive DNS data to third parties nor redirect your queries to serve you any ads.
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership – Verisign Recursive DNS can be scaled as needed with no hardware investment, maintenance or in-house resources required.

Click here to learn more about how enterprises can begin using Verisign Recursive DNS today to further protect your DNS infrastructure.


About Verisign – Verisign, a global leader in domain names and internet security, enables internet navigation for many of the world's most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains and two of the internet's root servers, as well as performs the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the internet's Domain Name System (DNS). Visit Page

Related topics: Cybersecurity, DDoS, DNS

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