Nominum Sets New Record for Network Speed and Efficiency

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New DNS Caching Engine Release Surpasses One Million Queries Per Second, Providing A More Powerful Engine For Nominum's Three-Tiered DNS Architecture

More than 500 million users depend on Nominum-powered networks around the world every day. Fixed broadband and mobile service providers look to Nominum for its three-tiered network architecture: the engines, which are about speed and efficiency, platforms to enable analytics and network and subscriber services, and applications that range from subscriber safety to parental controls. Nominum's Vantio DNS Caching engine is now producing performance results exceeding 1 million DNS queries per second — creating the highest performance available for our carrier-grade engine that has powered the world's largest networks for over a decade. Nominum engines now exceed the requirements of the most extreme networks being deployed today, and run on standard, off-the-shelf appliances (no special hardware is needed).

"We're pleased to be the first to reach the '1 million queries per second' milestone, but have always recognized performance is just one part of the answer," said Gary Messiana, CEO of Nominum. "Network operators must improve efficiency, differentiate their offerings and increase agility to succeed in their hyper-competitive markets. With Vantio DNS Caching serving as a core engine, we also deliver the network services, subscriber services and analytics that are critical to network operators' future successes. "

With the latest Vantio release, Nominum's platform allows service providers to rapidly deliver innovative application-based services to control spam, improve subscriber safety, manage botnet activity and much more. This new approach gives network operators modular platform-based and easy-to-use tools that allow them to quickly release new initiatives and increase revenue by enabling new fee-based subscriber services. It also provides greater differentiation with a wide variety of applications that can be tailored to each provider's markets and subscriber bases.

Nominum also recently released updated versions of our DNSPerf and ResPerf, the most widely used free DNS testing tools. The new versions of DNSPerf and ResPerf can be found here. Additionally, we have released a white paper that discusses how to use the free DNSPerf and ResPerf tools, along with best practices for testing caching DNS servers. This paper can be found here.

The Nominum Vantio Caching 5.3 release and updated versions of DNSPerf and ResPerf are available now.

Related topics: Access Providers, Cybersecurity, DNS, IPv6, Networks, Spam

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