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DNS Made Easy Offers Expert Opinion on how to Prevent Outages and Attacks

July 29
12:37 2015

RESTON, VA – Recently, the DNS world has been abuzz with a slew of DNS based attacks ranging from DDoS to phishing attacks to even internal failures. While this might not seem interesting, let alone troublesome to a business owner, the implications of a DNS provider going down could be catastrophic for eCommerce. What most people don’t realize is DNS runs the internet. DNS is the foundation upon which every website and device relies upon to connect with other systems. When that system goes down, the internet goes with it, followed by businesses’ ecommerce revenues.

This prompted DNS Made Easy to step up and develop a course of action designed to combat this growing issue. As the industry’s most reliable DNS provider with the longest uptime spanning 14 years, DNS Made Easy has become the standard of industry excellence who’s engineers serve as the leading experts on DNS services.

According to President of DNS Made Easy Steven Job, “the best way to prevent attacks and outages is to dissect past events.” Our engineers and support staff have spent hours analyzing and collaborating data from these historic outages ranging from ISP’s(Internet Service Providers) to eCommerce based stores, to even DNS providers. Using this data our engineers were able to develop a course of action for businesses large and small to protect themselves against these malicious threats.

The DNS threat index has increased 58% in the last quarter alone according to a study by Infoblox. This has spurred mounting concern for companies’ DNS security. Job warns, “these issues could have easily been resolved if companies just took the time to conduct adequate research of DNS providers.” DNS Made Easy recently conducted a survey, asking new customers why they were changing providers: 3 out of 4 switched because of an outage at their previous provider and were prompted to reevaluate their DNS requirements.

These outages had cost companies thousands of dollars because they were built upon internal errors which weren’t found until too late. For example, one DNS provider recently suffered an outage only a few hours long, but one of their main clients was a popular source code repository which downed hundreds of thousands of their users and access to their shared content. “If you’re a B2B business, you need to be taking into account not just your client’s access to your site, but also your client’s clientele,” urges Job. “It’s a domino effect that has widespread effects. That’s why DNS is priority number one for the dynamic eCommerce market.”

In order to help companies make better decisions when it comes to DNS services and security, DNS Made Easy is creating a series of white papers, infographics, and webinars to establish a set of Best Practices for securing the best DNS. To make the transition easier, DNS Made Easy has created a quick three step process for comparing providers:

1. Contingency Plans that secure you before and attack
2. Core values founded on transparency and guaranteed reliability
3. Features that “work for you”, not for add-ons for profit

For more information check out DNS Made Easy’s Best Practices White Paper expected to launch later this week in which we cover this topic in more detail.

About DNS Made Easy
DNS Made Easy is a subsidiary of Tiggee LLC, and is a world leader in providing global IP Anycast+ enterprise DNS services. DNS Made Easy implemented the industry’s first triple independent Anycast cloud architecture for maximum DNS speed and DNS redundancy. Originally launched in 2002, DNS Made Easy’s services have grown to manage hundreds of thousands of customer domains receiving more than 15 billion queries per day. Today, DNS Made Easy builds on a proud history of uptime and is the preferred DNS hosting choice for most major brands, especially companies that compare price and performance of enterprise IP Anycast alternatives.

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