Service providers have a dual challenge when it comes to DNS security: they not only have to protect their own infrastructure, but protect their subscribers as well. DDoS and other malicious attacks against DNS infrastructure threaten service availability, network performance, subscriber and enterprise data, and operator reputation.
These challenges aren’t going away, and, in fact, they’re getting bigger. Attacks against Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure are on the rise. Volumetric flood attacks (DDoS) have increased every year, but now service providers have also reported a wider range of new, more sophisticated, well-planned techniques from hackers, including NXDOMAIN, DNS tunneling and Random Subdomain attacks.
But better defenses are available as well. Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 8 am Pacific/11 am Eastern for a webinar on Secure DNS for Robust Network Performance & Super Customer Experience. The webinar is sponsored by Light Reading and hosted by Patrick Donegan, chief analyst for Heavy Reading; with Jason Porter, vice president of security solutions for AT&T Business Marketing and myself. We’ll discuss the types of threats service providers now see against their own DNS network infrastructure and against their subscribers and enterprise customers.
I will talk about the role DNS plays in service provider networks, the challenges faced by actual service providers that were resolved by Infoblox solutions, and describe how Infoblox DNS solutions can:
- Create a better “first-connection impression” for the subscribers – maintaining service availability, protecting from malicious domains, and sustaining fast response.
- Strengthen DNS network security while increasing manageability and visibility across the network.
- Provide additional revenue opportunities for service providers through offering high value DNS security services to their enterprise customers.
We will also discuss the critical role of DNS in NFV environments, as DNS infrastructure will need to scale up and down elastically as VMs are spun up and down in the event of an attack or traffic spike. Click here to register.