Innovative U.S. Wireless Provider Increases DNS Performance, DDoS Attack Resistance and Security with Secure64 DNS Cache Solution

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Implementation Also Dramatically Reduces Patching Costs Versus BIND-Based Appliance

A large U.S. provider of wireless voice, messaging, and data services has completed an implementation of Secure64 Software Corporation’s Domain Name Server (DNS) caching solution that has resulted in improved security, higher performance and lower operating costs. DNS Cache proved to have a significant return on investment (ROI) for the wireless provider according to an in-depth post-implementation study conducted by its technology team, the results of which are summarized below.

Secure64 DNS Cache is a caching DNS software appliance that offers the best performance-per-core of any DNS caching solution with the highest level of security. Secure64 DNS Cache leverages the security capabilities of Secure64’s SourceT micro OS with its built-in DDoS defenses, while utilizing a non-BIND based DNS application that is immune to BIND-specific security vulnerabilities. In addition, Secure64 DNS Cache combats botnets by allowing service providers to load one or more blacklists into the server so that queries for known botnet command and control centers can be detected, reported and blocked.

The ROI study conducted by the wireless company determined that Secure64’s DNS Cache solution:

  •     Achieved twice the performance of the BIND-based DNS appliances it replaced
  •     Maintained 100 percent customer availability of DNS servers while eliminating patching problems that plagued its prior caching solution
  •     Simplified the transition to IPv6 while maintaining full support for IPv4-based mobile devices

“This customer’s implementation of our DNS Cache solution is a great example of how to build a better, stronger, less costly DNS infrastructure that positions your company for growth---all while eliminating some major DNS headaches that telecommunications companies have had to suffer through for years,” said Steve Goodbarn, CEO of Secure64. “One of the things that stands out in this implementation of our DNS Cache solution is the role it plays in this company’s IPv4-to-IPv6 transition. Our DNS Cache solution provides an attractive, cost-effective way to enable a transition to IPv6 while continuing to support IPv4. That alone makes it worth the modest price tag but telecommunications companies also get the benefits of reducing emergency patching efforts, increasing the security of their DNS infrastructure, and lowering costs compared to BIND-based solutions.”

To find out how Secure64 DNS Cache protects against DDoS attacks, read our white paper, “Surviving DNS DDoS Attacks”. To read the case study, visit http://www.secure64.com/case-study-mobileco. For more information about DNS Cache, visit http://www.secure64.com/fast-secure-DNS-caching.

About Secure64 Software Corporation

Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Secure64 is a software developer providing the most secure DNS products available to its customers in the government and communications industry. Secure64’s patented technology provides mission-critical security and reliability with high throughput and low latency. It has been shown to be immune to compromise from rootkits and malware and resistant to denial of service and other network attacks. The company offers a suite of trusted and secure DNS software appliances for caching, signing and authoritative use. Secure64’s products are sold and serviced worldwide through Hewlett-Packard and their reseller network and directly by Secure64. For more information, visit http://www.secure64.com.

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