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Jonathan Zarkower

Jonathan Zarkower

March 4, 2020 4:00 PM

Introducing Akamai Edge DNS

At Akamai, we live by the motto "Intelligent Security Starts at the Edge," which is why we're excited to announce that we are changing the name of our authoritative DNS service from Fast DNS to Edge DNS. If you are an existing Fast DNS customer, rest assured that for now, this is purely a name change. But this announcement also marks the beginning of the next phase in the evolution

Bruce Van Nice

Bruce Van Nice

February 12, 2020 4:41 PM

DNS Encryption at DNS OARC 32

The DNS DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (DNS OARC) is an organization that, in their own words, works to "improve the security, stability, and understanding of the Internet's DNS infrastructure." They hold regular workshops where deployment experts, software developers, researchers, and DNS operators at service providers and top level domains (TLDs) from everywhere in the world get together to discuss the latest trends. DNS OARC 32 was held in

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

January 6, 2020 12:30 PM

Geolocation and DNS Traffic Management

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. The platform is not limited to weighted load distribution, however; GTM can execute intelligent routing decisions based on

Jano van Deventer

Jano van Deventer

December 3, 2019 1:00 PM

Why DNS Visibility Matters in Education

My colleague in Spain recently wrote an informative article about DNS Protection and why it's a must-have security solution for any company. Building out on this topic, I would like to look specifically at the Education market and what the consequences can be if DNS Visibility is not taken seriously. I will also share some insight in the results that we typically see when we run proof of concepts with

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 Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). The founding architects of DNS did not include any inherent security protections for the