F5 enhances DNS services with added scalability and security

Telecom Lead America: F5 Networks has launched dynamic
services to help enterprises respond to DNS queries and application requests,
consolidate infrastructure, and provide end-to-end protection for their
essential DNS systems.

F5 enables customers to reduce internal and in-network
response latency by up to 80 percent, scale their systems up to 10x as demand
grows, and provide advanced DNS security for physical, virtual, and cloud

F5 BIG-IP solutions are positioned to manage
and distribute DNS and application requests based on business policies, access
demands, and network conditions.

F5 is introducing new capabilities – including DNS caching
and resolving, DNSSEC validation, monitoring, and other performance
enhancements – building on previously announced solutions for Communications
Service Providers and DNSSEC signing.

As applications and DNS infrastructures have become more
complex to address security and performance concerns, organizations are finding
it impossible to scale and efficiently manage their systems,” said Jason
Needham, VP, Core and Traffic Management, F5 Networks.

With the growing complexity of online applications, the
volume of total DNS queries has reportedly doubled in the last five years, and
a modern website may require more than 100 DNS name resolutions in order to
render the full page. This increase in requests has led to slower page load
times and generally hindered application availability for users.

IT teams have typically sought to address DNS performance
and scaling concerns by simply adding more DNS servers, outsourcing DNS
functions, or deploying a variety of point products in their internal
infrastructures designed to optimize performance. However, all of these
approaches have proven to be costly and inefficient.

A high-performance DNSSEC validation solution is going
to be extremely important as more and more sites deploy DNSSEC,” said Cricket
Liu, VP of Architecture at Infoblox.

These enhanced DNS capabilities provide strong
complements to F5’s BIG-IP offerings, and make the company’s technology even
more attractive to our customers,” said James Hagen, Lead Security Architect
at RKON Technologies.

DNS services are a primary reason we went with F5 for
our infrastructure. With BIG-IP products, we were able to deploy leading
functionality with an exceptional reduction in latency from the new DNS caching
and resolving capabilities,” said Oktay Yavuz Bora, Senior Network
Engineer at Turk Telekom.

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