EfficientIP Announces DNS Guardian, a New Security Solution to Protect Businesses From DNS Attacks

First Solution to Ensure 100% DNS Cache Function Availability Under Attack

Detect - Protect - Remediate

WEST CHESTER, PA, Feb. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - EfficientIP, a leading developer and provider of DDI solutions (DNS, DHCP services, and IP address management), today announced its new security solution, DNS Guardian. Designed to ensure full DNS service availability, DNS Guardian guarantees data integrity and continuity of web services for businesses, even during an attack.

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DNS Guardian uses a unique approach that separates the two DNS functions (cache and recursive) in order to dramatically strengthen and improve the security framework. Each function is protected separately allowing an uninterrupted service to be provided, even when one function is targeted by an attack.

"Our primary objective is to offer the best solution to our customers through on-going innovation," said David Williamson, CEO at EfficientIP. "With more and more companies relying on a continuous online presence to operate effectively, DNS server security is essential. We have taken a completely new approach to not only block traffic but also to be sure that legitimate traffic will always be answered. We believe it is the right way to mitigate DNS attacks."

IT professionals have historically installed security solutions in an effort to block illegitimate traffic during an attack. However, until now they have not been able to accurately differentiate legitimate from non-legitimate traffic. As a result, legitimate traffic is also blocked, and this approach is also ineffective against insidious attacks. DNS Guardian is the only solution that currently offers real-time analysis of the DNS cache-recursive transactions. This enables users to detect specific DNS attack signatures (such as DNS tunneling, Phantom or Sloth domain attacks), protect the service by applying the appropriate counter-measures and remediate the attack by identifying its source.

The Rescue Mode counter-measure, based on DNS Guardian's intelligence, mitigates volumetric or slow and insidious attacks on recursive and cache functions. This unique innovation ensures 100 per cent availability of the cache service, even under the most insidious DoS attack on the recursive function.

DNS Guardian is the latest addition to EfficientIP's growing security portfolio, which includes award-wining Hybrid DNS Engine, DNS Blast and DNS Cloud, which mitigate zero-day vulnerabilities and absorb DDoS attacks.

For further information on EfficientIP's DNS Guardian please visit http://www.efficientip.com

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