High-performance, resilience and security with powerful TCPWave DNS

Why should enterprises worry about DNS?

Businesses of all sizes and industries realized the importance of web sites and other online services as crucial revenue generating tools and their dependence on them is ever increasing at faster pace. Consequently the network performance parameters, whether it is speed or reliability or uptime, have acquired high focus than before. Yet, when it comes to monitoring the performance, businesses tend to overlook one of the core elements required for a reliable Internet infrastructure, that is the Domain Name system (DNS).

Managing DNS becomes more critical whenever an organization becomes more reliant on the Internet. Research shows that businesses which have their DNS managed externally are less likely to suffer from downtime than those with internally managed DNS. Since increase in downtime translates to increase in financial loss and reputation loss, any downtime risk must be avoided.

Why should businesses worry about DNS DDOS attacks?

A globally dispersed Anycast network helps mitigate any type denial of service attack. DDoS attacks can sometimes generate huge traffic that can overwhelm a typical DNS that is connected using Unicast. TCPWave’s Anycast network is so widely dispersed across the globe that any DDoS attack can be easily localized. With our ever increasing globally distributed data centers that offers distributed DNS and dispersed Anycast network on top of it, it will only become much harder to launch a DDoS attack.

Advantages of TCPWave’s Cloud DNS Solution

By leveraging the TCPWave’s Cloud DNS Infrastructure’s high availability, scalability, accessibility, reliability, and world-wide distribution of resources, you can drastically improve your organization’s web-based operations. It can seamlessly integrate into your existing DNS administration processes and can work with your existing tool sets. Using a Cloud based DNS Solution offers reduced complications in DNS management and high scalability. The solution leverages the world class technologies like Anycast routing, seamless failover and Black Hole Detection which mitigates DDoS attacks and increase fault tolerance.

How Enhanced DNS Works

With the TCPWave’s DNS Management Interface, you can start provisioning new DNS appliances and start configuring with just a click of your mouse. You can transfer your zones with unparalleled ease and security. You can then make the TCPWave name servers as authoritative name servers for your domain. This triggers the TCPWave name servers around the world to start name resolution for your domain. The zone transfers are done based on the defined refresh and retry parameters of the SOA DNS record.

While most of the DNS Solutions are more susceptible to attacks from hackers as they use the traditional ISC BIND software, the TCPWave’s self-developed DNS solution that is drastically different from the BIND software, offers much more security along with the added advantage of security though obscurity. With that being said, the TCPWave’s DNS solution is 100% compatible with the ISC BIND. The NSD from NLNET Labs can be made as a slave to the Bind on client’s request. With our in-house expert developers who constantly monitor the DNS reliability, safety and stability, ensures the integrity of the DNS.

TCPWave’s unparalleled CDS and Failover service combined with the increased availability of Anycasted network ensures that your online services stay on air round the clock. Our high end Cloud DNS platform consisting of several hardened TCPWave appliances dispersed in countries and networks offers round the clock uptime for your website.

TCPWave’s Cloud DNS Infrastructure supported by Anycast, enables users to always contact their closest DNS appliance. With Anycast routing in place the advertised IP is backed with multiple DNS appliances dispersed around the globe and networks. This kind of setup increases the DNS response time.

A secondary DNS hosting in place means you have the complete control of your administration of zone files in your primary DNS servers and need not worry about your end users. TCPWave’s secondary DNS name servers gives you room for change management of zones without intervening in the name resolution for your end customers.

TCPWave Cloud provides a way to schedule your backups of the server images automatically. You can create as many On Demand snapshots too at various times and restore them at any point later in the event of server crash avoiding the need to rebuild or configure the entire server.

On demand dedicated dashboard eliminates the necessity of hosting another native dashboard for viewing performance metrics. The dedicated dashboards use the SNMP pollers to query the TCPWave’s Anycast DNS servers as an underlying technology for monitoring the performance and capacity planning metrics. This coupled with the central authentication system makes the DNS servers more manageable.

TCPWave has state of the art Disaster Recovery System that completely outperforms our competitor Cloud DNS Providers. The traditional Clouds, in spite of having multiple data centers across the globe most often have a weak DRS due to the lack or poor replication of workloads among them. TCPWave offers intensive replication of services using well defined fail over strategies that provides true geographic diversification.

Each client will have their own dedicated Anycast cloud that is insulated from other clients’ Anycast clouds. This level of isolation from other DNS clouds prevents the spread of DDoS attacks and maintain name resolution services to your end users.