AnswerX is Akamai’s recursive DNS resolver (rDNS). AnswerX is a modern resolver, supporting DNSSEC, IPv6, and full subscriber-aware policy controls. It can be used for DNS firewall functionality, extensive logging, and as a platform for service creation. AnswerX is sold as software working on common servers (no specialized hardware). The software is built to process millions of transactions per second on standard hardware. It is also available as a managed service, with on-net servers managed by Akamai, or as cloud infrastructure, with the servers operating as part of the Akamai Intelligent Platform.
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