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Jim Black

Jim Black

November 7, 2019 12:00 PM

The Benefits of a Single Provider DNS Platform

I've written in previous blogs about the value of using DNS as a security control point and how using a DNS based security solution like Akamai's Enterprise Threat Protector can help accelerate your transition to a Zero Trust security approach.

Donghoon Shin

Donghoon Shin

October 25, 2019 8:00 AM

A View into Top Level Domain (TLD) Abuse

Data science and security research teams in the carrier organization at Akamai process massive volumes of DNS queries every day to detect and track malicious activity. The data is live-streamed from DNS resolvers deployed in diverse service provider networks in every region of the world. Providers who supply the data anonymize it using Cryptography-based Prefix-preserving Anonymization (Crypto-PAn), a well known tool.

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

October 21, 2019 11:00 AM

All Resolvers Aren't Equal - Don't Worry, GTM is Awa ...

What is GTM Global Traffic Management, or GTM, is a DNS-based load balancing service that offers application owners a level of flexibility and insight that is unmatched by traditional on-prem solutions. Highly scalable and fault-resilient, GTM offers customers a layer of abstraction between endpoints, so traffic can be easily shifted between targets. However, the platform is not limited to weighted load distribution: GTM can execute intelligent routing decisions based on

Jim Gilbert

Jim Gilbert

July 18, 2019 11:00 AM

Akamai Load Balancing to Lock-in Quality

The Right Service from the Right Edge at the Right Time Introduction As Akamai's Global Traffic Management for Cloud, Data Centers and CDNs blog introduces, Akamai's Intelligent Edge™ platform includes DNS and Layer 7 load balancing capabilities that combine to get users to the right edge at the right time. In this blog, Akamai poses a use case and describes how to address it using Akamai Global Traffic Management (GTM)

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

June 12, 2019 11:00 AM

DNSSEC: How It Works & Key Considerations

From its beginnings as a replacement for a centralized database, the Domain Name System (DNS) has evolved into a dynamic, highly-distributed question-answer protocol. The proverbial 'phone book of the internet' has increased in complexity and scale alongside the rapid growth of the world wide web. One primary example is DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions): the founding architects of DNS did not include any inherent security protections for the protocol,

Jim Gilbert

Jim Gilbert

May 8, 2019 2:08 PM

Deployment Diversity for DNS Resiliency

[Updated March 4, 2020 5:23 PM] Consider Addressing Delegation Servers with Varying Network Routes Written by: Jim Gilbert and Barry Greene Don't Forget DNS Similar to diverse workforces performing at a higher level, diverse network service deployments perform at a higher level that is increasingly important as the Internet continues to augment our reality. Akamai has 20 years of edge service deployment experience. Akamai's Intelligent Edge has proven that the

Diego Xirinachs

Diego Xirinachs

May 8, 2019 11:00 AM

When "Customers" Attack DNS

Be real. A Communications Service Provider's (CSP's) customer will not use their home to attack the Domain Name System (DNS). They might as well unplug from the Internet. Yet, customers get infected, CPEs get violated, and miscreants all over the Internet reflect attacks off CSP customers to attack others. This abuse happens every day. It is part of the "noise" of the Internet. It is also a major threat to

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

May 6, 2019 11:00 AM

Edge DNS Secondary Implementation: Order or Operatio ...

[Updated on March 4, 2020 9:52 PM] Akamai's Edge DNS service provides cloud-based, authoritative domain services to thousands of organizations. Edge DNS is the most widely deployed cloud DNS service pushed to the edge of the Internet. Every organization must protect their domain name. Akamai originally built Fast DNS (now Edge DNS) to focus on domain name availability, security, resilience, and performance. Domain names must be 100% available at all

Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan

April 17, 2019 11:00 AM

Traffic Management for Peace of Mind

Ensure Quality of Experience and Readiness with CDN Capacity Overflow Have you ever planned and launched a system with painstaking detail and, at some point in time, something unexpected breaks the system? An unexpected event might be an unanticipated scenario (a bug!) or user adoption beyond expectations (hello Fortnite!). These events can lead to gut-wrenching times when a fix to address the event takes a long time even though the