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The Dynamic DNS Infrastructure

White Paper Published By: F5
Published:  Feb 01, 2013
Type:  White Paper
Length:  16 pages

Are you doing enough to scale your Domain Name System (DNS) and protect your business?

DNS, a technical cornerstone of the Internet, is facing significant challenges in growth and security. Today’s organizations depend not only on the Internet DNS, but their own DNS as well, and when their DNS systems break, their applications break.

Security is another challenge. Nearly all clients rely on DNS to reach their intended services, making DNS the most critical—and public—of all services. DNS disruptions affect all external data center services, not just a single application. This single point of total failure, along with the historically under-provisioned DNS infrastructure, especially within Internet and enterprise data centers, makes DNS a very tempting target for attackers.

This paper discusses how a full-proxy architecture for DNS can address those growth and security challenges to provide a complete solution for global, local, and cloud load balancing. Benefits include:

  • Faster web browsing from reduced DNS latency
  • Improved multi-site application performance
  • Protection against DNS DDoS attacks
  • Network migration supporting IPv6 to IPv4 communication
  • Complete DNS security with DNSSEC services

Tags : 
dns, protection, full proxy architecture, growth, challenges, solution, global, domain name system