DNS Reboot: from Commodity to Strategic Asset (a 451 Report)

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23 AUG 2016


DNS is a critical component of the network. It is pervasive, touching all devices attached to the Internet; nevertheless, the DNS infrastructure is treated as little more than the Internet equivalent of a phone book. Enterprises and CSPs should leverage the potential DNS offers for improved security, service creation and customer experience.



Enterprises and communication service providers (CSPs) should recognize that recursive DNS presents a significant opportunity. Desktop security/antivirus software cannot protect enterprises and consumers from the threats – such as bots, phishing, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and unwanted content – today’s internet brings. We believe DNS presents CSPs with the opportunity not only to help secure the network from  attack, but to do so proactively while improving the customer experience. Migration to next-generation DNS can be done incrementally, without the CSP having to ‘rip and replace’ its existing DNS. An enhanced recursive DNS infrastructure can move CSPs toward the goal of the intelligent network and flexible, customized and differentiated services.